NFL Honors Carson Wentz After Yet Another Incredible Performance

Carson Wentz had another incredible performance Monday in the Eagles' 34-24 win over Washington. 

The league took notice. 

Wentz has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career after putting up huge numbers on Monday Night Football. 

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Against Washington, Wentz completed 17 of 265 passes for 268 yards, four touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 126.3. He also rushed for a career-high 63 yards, which included a magical 17-yard scramble on 3rd-and-8. 

"That's the type of guy he is, he gets out of trouble, he breaks tackles and he throws dimes," Washington safety D.J. Swearinger said. "He's a great quarterback and he'll be one of the greats for a long time."  

Before the Arizona game, Wentz had never thrown three touchdowns in a single game. He's now done that in three consecutive games. He's the first Eagles QB to throw three touchdowns in three straight games since Bobby Thomason in 1953. 

He's on pace to have the first 4,000-yard season in Eagles history. 

Wentz now leads the NFL in touchdown passes with 17 after throwing 11 in the last three weeks. He has more touchdown passes in the last three weeks than 19 teams have all season. 

According to Bovada, Wentz is the favorite to win NFL MVP. That award hasn't gone to an Eagles player since Norm Van Brocklin won in 1960. 

Wentz is clearly in a zone right now. 

"I feel good. I do feel good," he said late Monday night. "There's always plays every game, every week that you want back. I feel confident in all the guys. I just have to get the ball to them and let them make plays. We are picking up some big chunks down the field. Guys are winning and I'm just putting it there."

This is the first time an Eagles player has won an NFC Offensive Player of the Week award since Wentz took it in Week 3 last season. The last Eagles player not named Carson Wentz to win the award was Darren Sproles in Week 2 of the 2014 season. 

Earlier this year, rookie Jake Elliott won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after he booted a 61-yard game-winner against the Giants. The last Eagle to win NFC Defensive Player of the Year was Malcolm Jenkins in Week 16 last year.

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