Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

What will Carson Wentz do for an encore on Monday Night Football?

Author:

The big day has arrived for former North Dakota State standout Carson Wentz.

After making his NFL debut last week against Cleveland, the Bismarck, North Dakota, native is going to get his first taste of the NFL spotlight tonight when he and the Eagles face Chicago in Soldier Field on Monday Night Football.

Wentz threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns in his debut last week, leading the Eagles to a 29-10 victory over the Browns. So what will he do for an encore on the grand stage Monday night?

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/777982743665750016

It will be interesting to see how Wentz handles playing on the road in the NFL. He started just eight road games while playing for North Dakota State. The good news is that it's not the first time he's had to go on the road and play on a bigger stage than he's ever seen before.

CSN Philly notes Wentz's first start for the Bison came at Iowa State University in front of nearly 55,000 people. How did that turn out? Wentz connected on 18 of 28 passing for 204 yards and two touchdowns in a comfortable 34-14 victory over the Cyclones.

He has some well-known supporters on his side as well. Former NFL coach turned ESPN analyst Jon Gruden – who is working the game tonight – raved about Wentz this week.

"When you meet him he's a full metal jacket," said Gruden. "This guy is all ball, all the time. His intangibles are five star and he has talent. When you combine those things, and you put him with Jason Peters and [Jason] Kelce, you give him the Matthews brothers – at running back and wide receiver – this offense suits him."

He will also have a lot of fans following him from his home state tonight. The Fargo Forum reports that ESPN has hired Video Arts Studio to do live cut-ins from a Fargo bar tonight, that is encouraging patrons to wear Wentz-related jerseys.

Kickoff is at 7:30 central, ESPN is televising the game.

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

u.s. attorney

Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

Target store

Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.

snow, blowing snow

Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

Related