September 11, 2016
The Philadelphia Eagles took care of business at home in week one against the Cleveland Browns, rolling to a comfortable 29-10 victory led by rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and a stout defensive showing.
We all know that the Browns are the Browns.
We've also seen much better-hyped Eagles teams flop against inferior competition in the past. This was an impressive win for Wentz and rookie head coach Doug Pederson, to say nothing of a surrounding cast that did its job to control the flow of the game.
Naturally, fans and league observers took their impressions to Twitter, mostly brightening their outlook of the Eagles' prospects in what figures to be a season we'll all regard as a franchise-altering moment in the years to come. Here's the best of what we saw in our feeds.
Eagles did work today. Wentz looks like a player, D kept Browns out of end zone (their TD after phantom PI was trash). Only like 6 drops, ha— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) September 11, 2016
Yes Carson Wentz had a great game today, but please can we not overreact and say hes already really good. Lets take it game by game friends!— P00LB0Y Q (@bmullin1403) September 11, 2016
Carson Wentz is definitely hall of fame bound— Sam Nygaard (@samnygaard) September 11, 2016
Remember I declared back in May that Carson Wentz will lead Philly to their first championship. I'm sticking by that.— Shaq (@ShaqMitchell) September 11, 2016
I think the most impressive part of Carson Wentz's day was that he had no turnovers. #EaglesB— shane kasowski (@shanekasowski) September 11, 2016
Besides the fact that Carson Wentz looked great...it just felt good to see the Eagles actually huddle up again. No more college BS— Jimmy Onorato (@jimtalksphilly) September 11, 2016
Really hoping "I wish my team drafted Carson Wentz" isn't the first-week headline from the return of Los Angeles football.— Justin Brandt (@justbrandt) September 11, 2016
Rookie QBs with 100+ rating on opening day:— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) September 11, 2016
DJ Khaled once wrote a song about Carson Wentz https://t.co/fe1zl9krry— Isaac Berky (@IsaacBerky) September 11, 2016
Carson Wentz had a great game. Keep it in perspective. We need about 47 more to know if we have a franchise QB. #Eagles— Bryn Swartz (@eaglescentral) September 11, 2016
Get your frozen waffles ready. Eleven is coming. pic.twitter.com/fbZYcZUA2Z— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) September 9, 2016
My 1st start in the NFL, I just worried about getting out of huddle on time.. not to mention that Steel Curtain Defense a few yards away!— Ron Jaworski (@jawsespn) September 11, 2016
Whoa! Beautiful TD pass from Wentz to Jordan Matthews....outside shoulder, away from defender. Very impressive.— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 11, 2016
Wow Eagles beat the Browns. Not a huge accomplishment https://t.co/kcmANaZsai— Josh Innes (@JoshInnesRadio) September 11, 2016
Browns didn't want Wentz.— Glen Macnow (@RealGlenMacnow) September 11, 2016
There was a lot to like from Carson Wentz in the rookie's maiden voyage: https://t.co/Z24Z80uQSy— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) September 11, 2016
Wentz: I went out before there were any people (in the stadium) and thought about how blessed I was pic.twitter.com/tBCFxeUGhH— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) September 11, 2016
Pederson on Wentz's debut: "it's not surprising. ..This is who he is."— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) September 11, 2016
Since at least 1960, only three NFL rookie QBs have posted 275+ passing yards, 2+ passing TDs and 0 INTs in a season opener. Wentz is one— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) September 11, 2016