The Philadelphia Eagles are the best team in the NFC, and possibly the NFL.

There aren’t all that many other contenders for “best team in the conference” right now, but Philly made sure to put a definitive stamp on that status with a dominating 34-24 win over division rival Washington on Monday night, in a game that wasn’t actually as close as the final score.

The Eagles got off to a slow start, but once Carson Wentz and the offense got going, they were just about unstoppable the rest of the way. Philly had just three points when it got the ball with just over six and a half minutes to go in the second quarter, but from that point forward, they scored on five of the next six drives — four of them touchdown drives of 80 yards or more.

Carson Wentz carved up a defense that was beset by several injuries, finding Zach Ertz (five catches for 89 yards and a score) all over the field and spraying the ball around to secondary targets Nelson Agholor (4-45-1) and Alshon Jeffery (2-37), as well as tertiary options like Mack Hollins (64-yard touchdown) and third-string running back Corey Clement (nine-yard score on a preposterously difficult throw under duress).

Read more at CBS Sports



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