The fans at Lincoln Financial witnessed another blowout win as the Eagles shut down the Chicago Bears 31-3. For the third week in a row and fourth time this season, the Eagles bested their opponent by a margin of 25 points or more. It is the first such three-game streak in franchise history.
Quarterback Carson Wentz led the way with 227 yards and three touchdowns. Slot receiver Nelson Agholor finished with a career-high two touchdowns, one receiving and another on a fumble recovery. Tight end Zach Ertz and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery added scores as well. Ertz, in fact, became the first Eagles pass catcher to gain 100 yards in a game, hauling in 10 catches for 103 yards. LeGarrette Blount finished the afternoon with 97 yards on 16 carries.
On the defensive end, Philadelphia was superb allowing just 140 total net yards and 6 rushing yards by the Bears.
With the win, the Eagles extended their streak to nine consecutive wins and become the first team in the NFL to 10 wins this season (10-1 overall).
In case you missed it, here's what happened:
After a pair of early turnovers in the first quarter, the Eagles scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter to break the game open heading into halftime up 24-0.
Wentz hit Ertz for a 17-yard score for the only points of the opening quarter. Safety Malcolm Jenkins intercepted a pass from Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky but had the ball stripped on his return. The Bears recovered at the 50-yard line but eventually punted. Later, Blount had the ball knocked away after a 35-yard run. The Bears recovered at the Philadelphia 42 but a 54-yard missed field goal from Cairo Santos kept the score 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The offense got rolling in the second after Agholor flipped into the end zone for a touchdown off a 15-yard pass from Wentz. A Jake Elliott 45-yard field goal minutes later extended the lead to 17-0. To end the half, Wentz found Jeffery, playing against his former team, for a short 8-yard touchdown to put the Eagles up 24-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Santos hit a 38-yard field goal in the third to narrow the gap to 24-3.
In the final period, Jay Ajayi broke loose for a 30-yard run but had the ball stripped at the 1-yard line. Luckily, Agholor was there to jump on the ball in the end zone to extend the lead to 31-3. For good measure, safety Corey Graham picked off a pass on the Bears' final possession allowing backup quarterback Nick Foles to finish the game in the victory formation.
Carson Wentz: 23-36, 227 yards, 3 TD
Mitchell Trubisky: 17-33, 147 yards, 2 INT
Zach Ertz: 10 catches, 103 yards, TDAlshon Jeffery: 5 catches, 52 yards, TD
Nelson Agholor:3 catches, 32 yards, 2 TD
Dontrelle Inman: 4 catches, 64 yards
LeGarrette Blount: 16 carries, 97 yards
Mitchell Trubisky: 4 carries, 12 yards
Corey Graham: INT
Brandon Graham: 1 sack, FF
Fletcher Cox: 1 sack
Prince Amukamara: FF
Dion Sims: FF
Jonathan Bullard: 1 sack
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Chicago Bears, 31-3, at Lincoln Financial Field. This win moves them to 10-1 on the season.