The Philadelphia Eagles were able to win their season opener against the Washington Redskins this past Sunday. In the game, Carson Wentz had a good performance by completing 26 or his 39 pass attempts for 307 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wentz's hard work during the summer seems to have paid off as the chemistry between him and his receivers were near flawless. He spent a lot of the summer with his receivers in his hometown of North Dakota and it was obvious once he stepped on the field to lead the offense.

Last season, Wentz led the Eagles to a 3-0 start, but unfortunately did not have the proper weapons to lead the team into postseason play.

However, this offseason, Philly made sure they loaded their young protege with plenty of talent to surround him to give him a better shot at doing so. Also, his improvement in the last year has helped young receivers like Nelson Agholor finally get on the right track. Agholor looked impressive and was able to catch one of the two TD passes that Wentz threw against Washington on Sunday.

The TD was the first of the season for the Birds, and it happened after Carson made what seemed to be an impossible escape from a bunch of Redskins defenders. Once he was able to avoid the pressure, Wentz made arguably the best pass play of the game and Agholor was so excited he called his starting QB a "f**king savage" for his ability to turn nothing into something.

The play was good for 58 yards, which so far is the longest play from scrimmage for the Birds this season.

Can Wentz lead Philly to an NFC East title?

As it stands now, the Philadelphia Eagles are tied wth last year's NFC East champs, the Dallas Cowboys. However, the uncertainty that surrounds the case of Ezekiel Elliott has many people believing Dallas will not be able to do the same this season.

The New York Giants may not have their star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for the next couple of games and the team looked as if they desperately needed him in his absence. The Washington Redskins lost their deep threat in DeSean Jackson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and in their season opener, the team looked like they lacked the weapons that helped lead them to the playoffs last season.

With the other three teams in the NFC East facing doubt this season, it seems as if Wentz had already made the media and fans believe he can lead the Eagles to their first NFC East title in quite some time. If he can perform at the level he did this past Sunday, it will be hard for any other team in the division to outperform him. So, he certainly has a good shot to help the Birds take the title away from the Cowboys in just his 2nd season.

Next game for the Birds

Next up for the Birds will be the Kansas City Chiefs. The game will take place at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time this Sunday. Philly will be going against their former head coach Andy Reid. Reid coached the Eagles for 13 seasons before he and the team decided to finally part ways. His Chiefs started their season off right by defeating the defending champs, the New England Patriots. Now, he will have to see if his team will have the same energy against Wentz and the Birds.