Watson and No. 3 Clemson take of care business
BOSTON >> Deshaun Watson threw four touchdown passes and helped clear the way for Wayne Gallman’s 59-yard scoring run with a block and No. 3 Clemson beat Boston College 56-10 on Friday night.
Clemson (6-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) extended its conference winning streak to 12 games and its road winning streak to eight, which matches a school record set from 197879. EAGLES (3-0) AT DETROIT (1-3) Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox OPENING LINE: Pick-em SERIES: Eagles, 16-14-2 LAST MEETING: Lions, 45-14, 2015 EAGLES OFFENSE: OVERALL (13), RUSH (9), PASS (18). EAGLES DEFENSE: OVERALL (3), RUSH (3), PASS (6). LIONS OFFENSE: OVERALL (9), RUSH (22), PASS (6). LIONS DEFENSE: OVERALL (25), RUSH (23), PASS (21). FANTASY TIP: Play Carson Wentz. The Lions have given up 12 TD passes, picked off only one pass and allowed four straight QBs to have 100-plus rating. ETC.: Matthew Stafford tied career high with five TD passes, three to now-retired Calvin Johnson, against Eagles last year . ... Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz led Lions from 2009-2013 . ... Wentz is first NFL rookie with one TD or more and no INTs in first three games of season . ... Doug Pederson only Eagles coach to win each of first three games with franchise . ... Eagles one win away from best start since 7-0 in 2004, when team went to Super Bowl. ... Eagles’ defense has given up 14 or fewer points in each of first three games, first time since 1992 . ... Eagles only NFL team that hasn’t allowed passing TD this season . ... Eagles only NFL team ever Boston College (3-3, 0-3) lost its 11th consecutive ACC game.
Clemson broke three plays of at least 50 yards in the first quarter, two for touchdowns and another that set up a score. Watson picked off a defender on the edge to help spring Gallman for the game’s first touchdown. Watson’s 59-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leggett made it 21-0 late in the first half. That was all the Tigers needed.
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to score 29-plus points without turnover in first three games . ... Lions WR Marvin Jones has 482 yards receiving, trailing only Atlanta’s Julio Jones by 6 yards in NFL . ... Lions DE Kerry Hyder has five sacks, second in NFL behind Denver’s Von Miller . ... Detroit ranks second in NFL with 370 yards penalized and third with 39 penalties . ... On defense, Lions have only one INT and have not recovered fumble.
Detroit’s Marvin Jones is second in the NFL with 482 yards receiving.