Agholor’s TD catch was on third-and-19. He blew past safety Budda Baker, caught Wentz’s perfect pass over the shoulder and used a spin move and stiff arm to reach the end zone.
I shouldn’t have been able to make the throw, but Jason Kelce made a great block on two guys, Wentz said about his center. And then Nelly made the guy look silly.
Wentz made a mistake late in the second quarter after guiding the Eagles to the Cardinals 25. He overthrew Ertz and Antoine Bethea made a toe-tapping interception in the end zone.
The career arcs of Luck and Manning are going to be linked forever, and right now, Luck’s is following the injury-marred portion more than the perennial-contender portion.
Manning’s coronation this weekend has that element of a homecoming, a triumphant return, of course. If the NFL world was just and fair, none of that would be a factor — Manning, of all of the superstars of this era, should have worn the same uniform his entire career. If anyone should have been a Colt for life, it was him. (Then again, Johnny Unitas didn’t get to be one, but again, that’s the NFL, then, now and forever.)
But Manning got hurt, his contract became an albatross, the Colts were paralyzed as a franchise and owner Jim Irsay purged everything and everybody.