Quite the embarrassing display of football between the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals as both teams played to a 23-23 tie at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday. The Bengals blew a fourth quarter lead as Carson Wentz scored on a 7-yard run to tie the game at 23-23 with 21 seconds left. Wentz struggled throughout the day with his arm (leads the NFL with six interceptions after his third multiple interception game this season), but finished with 65 rushing yards and a score in this one.
Overtime was not kind to Doug Pederson, who has a lot of explaining to do after deciding not to win the game for Philadelphia with 19 seconds left. The Eagles had a 59-yard field goal attempt by Jake Elliott for the win taken away by a Matt Pryor false start to make it a 64-yard attempt. Elliott, who has made a 61-yard kick for a win in the past, didn’t get the opportunity to get Philadelphia its first win of the year as Pederson decided to put the ball away and play for the tie. The Eagles even took a delay of game to give punter Cameron Johnston more room to pin the Bengals, as if Pederson wasn’t aware the game ended in a tie.
The Bengals have played in three ties in their history, two of which have been to the Eagles (both teams tied in 2008). The Eagles also have played to their third tie in their history, their first since 2008 with the Bengals.
Philadelphia goes to 0-2-1 and will be a half game out of first place in the NFC East if the Dallas Cowboys lose — the Washington Football Team lost earlier in the day. Cincinnati snaps its 14-game road losing streak with the tie as the Bengals will also be 0-2-1.
More on his game to follow, but here’s a recap of this game on our live blog below.