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Carson Wentz May Not Start Week 14

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The Philadelphia Eagles may be sitting quarterback Carson Wentz for Week 14 after he was benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts during Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Wentz again struggled, going 6-of-15 for 79 yards and was sacked four times, as the Eagles fell into a hole against a high-powered Packers offense.

Hurts nearly led the Eagles to a comeback, finishing 5-of-12 for 109 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing five times for 29 yards, providing an obvious spark to a lackluster offense.

Following the game, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he has not decided which quarterback will start Week 14 when Philly takes on the New Orleans Saints.

“I’ve got to get through injuries, I’ve got to get through the tape, there’s a lot of things that I’m going to consider and evaluate before anything is decided,” Pederson said.

The indication is that Hurts will get a shot to start next week, as his first-time reps in practice have increased and he provided a boost, and a near comeback, on Sunday.

“Any experience and any opportunity to touch the field, it only kind of raises the value of that player. It’s kind of has been that way all year, and today Coach gave me that opportunity,” Hurts said. “With all my heart, I had every intention of coming in and getting it done and winning the game, but we came up short, and that only lights a fire in everybody moving forward.”

“I didn’t know what the plan was fully. I was just told he was going in for the next play and the next series,” Wentz said. “So I didn’t really know what was going on there. Obviously, that’s frustrating as a competitor and just the personality that I have, I want to be the guy out there. But it is what it is. They made the call today. At the end of the day we lost, as a team we lost, and that’s what I think for me I’m most frustrated about. I don’t like where we’re at this season recordwise and I know I can play better and we can all be better going forward.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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