Carson Wentz fulfills 10-year-old's final wish

People from outside of Bismarck and outside of North Dakota always ask me if I'm surprised by Carson Wentz. The answer is always no!

I've known his family for so long and watched him play for so long, I know he's capable of anything on the field but I believe his biggest asset is the type of person he is away from football.

Both of those were on national display this week and I'm not surprised.

ESPN did a feature story on a young Philadelphia Eagles fan who befriended Carson before the boy's recent death from cancer.

Then on Monday Night Football, Wentz threw four touchdowns and he was the Eagles top rusher in the win over Washington.

Carson now leads the NFL in touchdown passes with 17 and he's the first Philly Q-B to have three straight games with at least three touchdown passes since 1953.

All of this happened despite what Wentz called, a slow start.

"We had a good game plan. They just did some things early that got to us and we just knew -- just had to weather the storm, keep our poise. We knew the plays would be there and we just kind of started clicking. Again, we knew we just had to weather that storm, stay together and we made the play," said Wentz.

Wentz and the Eagles have the best record in the NFL winning six times in seven games.

Washington Head Coach Jay Gruden said, "Credit Philadelphia. They played hard, they're well coached today. Pederson had his team ready to go and Carson made some unbelievable plays there in crunch time situations. Let's credit them. We're not using injuries as an excuse. They just played better than us today."

The Eagles host winless San Francisco on Sunday afternoon.

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