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Wentz, Matthews Keep It All Business


Fans at Lincoln Financial Field had an initial glimpse of it in the season opener when the Eagles scored their first touchdown of 2016. The Philadelphia faithful saw it again this past weekend when Carson Wentz connected with Jordan Matthews on a 12-yard reception that allowed the receiver to find the end zone for the second time this year.

Some have labeled the move a celebration, but not Wentz and Matthews. For them, putting points on the board is their job and that's what their post-touchdown acknowledgement is all about.

No hype. Strictly business.

"It's all business. We keep it all business," Wentz said. "You'll have to ask (Matthews) a little bit more. He might give you a little more in-depth review on that."

So, what exactly do the quarterback and wide receiver do?

"I run up to him and act like we're about to chest bump because obviously a lot of people do that when they get excited," Matthews said. "But for us, touchdowns and big plays, that should be the norm for us. We want to do this for a long time. I talk to him all the time. I'm going to play with this dude for 15 years or more and keep going. Touchdowns aren't a big deal. That's what we're supposed to go out there and do. So, what we'll do is run up to each other and act like we're about to chest bump. Nope. Put on the tie and shake hands."

Matthews has been Wentz's top receiving target through three games, hauling in 15 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns. He's also averaging 13.6 yards per catch.

Celebration or not, it's clear these two are very much on the same page. Their business-like mentality is showing up not only in the statistics, but more importantly in the wins column. Hopefully, the City of Brotherly Love continues to watch Wentz and Matthews get down to business and straighten their ties for years to come.

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