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Carson Wentz Has 'Frustrating' Outing Against Saints

Despite the Eagles' struggles as a team in 2018, quarterback Carson Wentz has had a mostly productive season.

But Sunday in New Orleans was the first time Wentz was not productive. In fact, he struggled mightily during the Eagles' 48-7 loss to the Saints.

While Saints quarterback Drew Brees padded his already Hall of Fame résumé by completing 22 of his 30 attempts for 363 yards and four touchdowns, Wentz completed only 19 of 33 passes for 156 yards and tossed three interceptions.

Wentz had a 31.9 passer rating, by far the lowest of his young career. His prior low was 52.4.

Sunday was the first time Wentz did not throw a touchdown since losing to the Baltimore Ravens back on December 18, 2016.

And finally, it was the first time he didn't pass for more than 200 yards this season. It was his lowest total since a win over the New York Giants back on December 22, 2016. Wentz has been so good during his time with the Eagles that it makes Sunday's outing against the Saints all the more surprising.

Wentz, not being accustomed to what happened in New Orleans, summed up the day in one word: Frustrating.

"I've played a lot of football games in my career, ever since I was a kid, and this one of the worst losses I've ever been a part of," Wentz said after the game.

Obviously, tying a career high in interceptions would make for a frustrating day, and Wentz showed just how frustrated he was after his first turnover, when he missed Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore dropping back into coverage on a pass intended for Nelson Agholor. Lattimore beat Agholor to the spot for the game's first turnover.

Wentz was visibly upset on the sideline after the play.

"I was just mad at myself because I just didn't see the coverage right and I knew the type of ballgame we were in, and the emphasis we put on starting fast, and we didn't do that, and I obviously didn't help the cause either, so I was frustrated," Wentz said.

Despite the 4-6 record and the embarrassment that was Week 11, the Eagles are still alive in the NFC East race.

The Eagles have three consecutive division games on the horizon, two of which are at home. Wentz and the Eagles will certainly lick their wounds from New Orleans, but there is still a lot to play for in 2018.

"It was definitely frustrating, but at the end of the day, we're going to get out of here, we're going to watch this film, and we're going to go play a couple of NFC East opponents here and see what we're made of," Wentz said.

Check out the best photos from the Eagles' Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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