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“Of­fen­sively, we have to do bet­ter, but good teams find a way to win even when you play slug­gish like we did,” Wentz said.

Wentz was 18 of 32 for 211 yards and one in­ter­cep­tion. He threw a 53-yard TD pass to Al­shon Jef­fery and one-yard TD pass to Zach Ertz. The sec­ond-year pro leads the NFL with 19 TD passes, most by an Ea­gles quar­ter­back through eight games.

C.J. Beathard shov­elled a 21yard TD pass to Matt Breida and fin­ished 17 of 36 for 167 yards with two in­ter­cep­tions in his sec­ond ca­reer start.

“C.J. was bat­tling,” Nin­ers coach Kyle Shana­han said. “He was in tough sit­u­a­tions. He never shied away from any­thing.”

The Ea­gles punted on six of their first eight pos­ses­sions be­fore open­ing it up in the third quar­ter.

Wentz hit Jef­fery with a per­fect pass to ex­tend the lead to 277. After Derek Bar­nett blocked Rob­bie Gould’s field goal, the Ea­gles drove 62 yards and LeGar­rette Blount ran in from the 12 for a 33-7 lead.

“It’s not the way the of­fence wanted to play,” Ea­gles right tackle Lane John­son said. “We came out slow and didn’t ex­e­cute. I’m just glad we bat­tled dol­phins 0 Browns 16 raiders 14 colts 23 charg­ers 13 Bears 12 Jets 20 Buccaneers 3 Tex­ans 38 red­skins 19 be­cause ev­ery game is not go­ing to be per­fect or look good. But we found a way to win and that’s what teams do.”

The 49ers lost five straight games by a field goal or less be­fore Dal­las routed them 4010 last week.

“We’re a young team with a new coach­ing staff,” Beathard said. “This is where you find out a lot about guys when you’re 0-8. How do you act and how do you re­act?”

They stayed close un­til Wentz’s TD pass to Ertz was fol­lowed by Mills’ in­ter­cep­tion. Mills picked Beathard’s pass at the 37 and ran it back, zig-zag­ging his way to the end zone. Wentz con­nected with Jef­fery on a two-point con­ver­sion to make it 17-0.

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