In the most critical defensive play of the game, with the Indianapolis Colts inside the Eagles five yard line with under 2 minutes to play on fourth down, Eagles defensive end DEREK BARNETT trips up Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to preserve the Eagles win. The Eagles went on to defeat the Collts 20-16.
Check out these 7 selected images from today’s Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts game from Lincoln Financial Field. In his first game since tearing two ligaments in his left knee, CARSON WENTZ, returned to action in a rain-soaked field.
After leading his team to an early touchdown and a 7-0 lead on a nifty touchdown pass to rookie tight end DALLAS GOEDERT( the first NFL touchdown of GOEDERT’s career) CARSON WENTZ struggled somewhat to find the sharpness of last year. Trailing 16-13 in the fourth quarter, WENTZ led a 17 play, 75 yard drive, culminating in a winning touchdown on a 4 yard run by WENDELL SMALLWOOD. Overall, CARSON WENTZ completed 25 of 37 passes for 255 yards, one passing touchdown, one interception, and one fumble.
The heroes of the game, however, were the defensive team, led by defensive end, DEREK BARNETT, who held the Colts to 209 total yards. The key defensive play of the game occurred with less than two minutes left to play with the Colts on the Eagles 5 yard line and fourth down, when DEREK BARNETT tripped up Colts quarterback ANDREW LUCK to end the threat on the Eagles’ 4 yard line. The Eagles held on to win 20-16.