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Carson Wentz: When you’re sacked that many times, it’s not the offensive line

DeVonta Smith made a few incredible catches in the Eagles' win over the Commanders. His concentration on those plays comes down to a very simple mantra.

Washington’s offense was overwhelmed by Philadelphia’s defense on Sunday, with the Eagles picking up nine sacks on Carson Wentz.

After the 24-8 loss, Wentz took accountability for his part in getting sacked so many times.

“Any time there’s a number like that, that is not the O-line. That is not on the O-line. I got to be better,” Wentz said, via Ethan Cadeaux of “I got to get rid of the ball in a lot of those situations and find a way to just find a check down and move on and different things like that. So hats off to their D-line, their front. It’s a good front but I got to be better and help our guys out.”

Wentz finished the game 25-of-43 for 211 yards. He fumbled twice, losing one.

“Definitely not good enough,” Wentz said. “That’s a good defense. It’s a good team, they got after us. I did not play to my standards, especially early. I think that’s tough. And unfortunately, in back-to-back weeks we’ve dug ourselves a hole. I got to be better, especially early on, so that we’re not having to throw the whole second half and let them play coverage and do some things differently. So I got to be better.”

Wentz will have to play another good edge rusher next week when the Commanders head to Dallas to play the Cowboys.