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Carson Wentz Looks Ahead To The Regular Season


With three preseason games under his belt, quarterback Carson Wentz is looking to get the regular season started.

After Thursday night's 38-31 win over the Miami Dolphins, Wentz feels he has a much better idea as to where the Eagles are at as they prepare to head into the season opener in just a few short weeks.

"We got some really good situational work out here tonight. I wasn't really sure how much we'd play but we came out and did some good things," Wentz said. "Obviously that interception was unfortunate but aside from that we were moving the ball well so I thought things were looking good."

The interception came after the Eagles had already put up seven points on a touchdown throw from Wentz to wide receiver Torrey Smith just 2:38 into the game. The trip into the end zone started things off right for Wentz and his wide receivers.

The quarterback's chemistry with fellow teammates Smith and Alshon Jeffery was evident as he found both receivers for touchdowns in the game's opening 15 minutes. Wentz feels very confident about being on the same page as the duo.

"It was great to do it here and do it in the front of the fans, the fans get really excited about that," Wentz said. "I've felt really confident in our chemistry with those guys since the spring, but to do it in a game-like situation is really good to see."

Despite only throwing 23 passes in his three preseason games, Wentz believes it was more than enough as he won't see action in next week's final preseason game against the Jets. He only attempted 10 passes but completed six on Thursday night, finishing with 129 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, and a 104.2 rating.

"That's the way it works. That's preseason football," Wentz said. "I got lots of work in over camp and played 16 healthy games last year. I think I got good work in throughout the preseason and I don't think it was overkill. It was a good number and I feel confident going forward."

Wentz knows what he has to do to get even better as the Eagles head to Washington for the regular-season opener on September 10. Wentz and the starters will begin game-planning for Washington.

"The biggest thing I've been saying all week and all throughout camp is consistency," Wentz said. "We know we can be dynamic on offense. We know we can be dynamic. We just have got to be consistent and stay ahead of the change and be disciplined. Last week we had some penalties and we had a couple tonight still but those are the biggest things we just have to keep honing in on."

The Eagles defeated the Dolphins, 38-31, in their final home preseason game of 2017. Check out photos from the matchup.

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