Wentz, Ea­gles knock down Steelers

Baltimore Sun - - NFL -

Rookie Car­son Wentz threw for 301 yards and two TDs, a fierce de­fense shut down Ben Roeth­lis­berger and Antonio Brown, and the Ea­gles beat the Steelers 34-3 on Sun­day to re­main un­beaten.

Wentz, the No. 2 over­all pick, con­nected with Dar­ren Spro­les on a 73-yard, catch-and-run TD and tossed a 12-yard scor­ing pass to Jor­dan Matthews. The Steelers (2-1) had been 19-2 against rookie quar­ter­backs since 2004. Bron­cos 29, Ben­gals 17: Trevor Siemian threw a ca­reer-high four TD passes. The de­fend­ing Su­per Bowl cham­pi­ons are 3-0 un­der Siemian, who com­pleted 11 of 12 passes while ral­ly­ing the Bron­cos to a pair of fourth-quar­ter TDs. Vik­ings 22, Pan­thers 10: Sam Brad­ford threw a TD pass to Kyle Ru­dolph, and Mar­cus Sherels re­turned a punt for a score to help snap the Pan­thers’ 14-game home win­ning streak. The Vik­ings in­ter­cepted Cam New­ton three times and sacked him eight times. Colts 26, Charg­ers 22: An­drew Luck shook off a sore throw­ing shoul­der, then watched T.Y. Hil­ton break a tackle on a 63-yard TD pass with 1:17 to play to lift the Colts. Red­skins 29, Gi­ants 27: Dustin Hop­kins kicked a 37-yard field goal late in the fourth quar­ter. Kirk Car­son Wentz threw for 301 yards and two TDs to rout the Steelers and keep the Ea­gles un­beaten. Cousins threw TD passes of 44 yards to DeSean Jackson and 55 to Jami­son Crow­der. Ravens 19, Jaguars 17: Justin Tucker kicked a 54-yard field goal with 1:02 left for the Ravens, who im­proved to 3-0 for the third time in fran­chise his­tory and first since 2009. The Jaguars fell to 0-3 for the third time in the last four years. Bills 33, Car­di­nals 18: LeSean McCoy scored on 24- and 5-yard runs and fin­ished with 110 yards, and safety Aaron Wil­liams re­turned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a Bills TD. Chiefs 24, Jets 3: The Chiefs re­turned two turnovers for TDs, in­ter­cepted three passes in the end zone and forced eight turnovers to­tal. Ryan Fitz­patrick’s six INTs were a ca­reer high. Sea­hawks 37, 49ers 18: Russell Wil­son threw for 243 yards and a TD be­fore suf­fer­ing a left knee in­jury, and Chris­tine Michael had scor­ing runs of 41 and 4 yards on the Sea­hawks’ first two drives. Rams 37, Buc­ca­neers 32: Case Keenum threw for the Rams’ first TD since mov­ing back to Los Angeles. Thun­der and light­ning caused a 69-minute weather de­lay with two min­utes re­main­ing. Packers 34, Lions 27: Aaron Rodgers threw for 205 yards and four TDs, in­clud­ing two in the first half to Jordy Nel­son. Matthew Stafford passed for 385 yards and three scores for the Lions. Dol­phins 30, Browns 24: Jay Ajayi scored on an 11-yard run with 8:26 left in over­time, one play af­ter Ryan Tan­nehill found wide-open Jarvis Landry for a 32-yard gain. Raiders 17, Ti­tans 10: Derek Carr threw for 249 yards and a TD, and the Raiders never trailed af­ter tak­ing con­trol in the sec­ond quar­ter. Cowboys 31, Bears 17: Dak Prescott com­pleted 19 of 24 passes for 248 yards, in­clud­ing a 17-yard TD to Dez Bryant, and ran for a score. Ezekiel El­liott rushed for 140 yards.


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