It helped Wentz throw for 307 yards, and it helped him convert third-and-long situations on three of the Eagles’ five offensive scoring drives. The Agholor touchdown was on third-and-12. He was comfortable enough throwing 39 times, and he was sacked just twice.
The Eagles couldn’t have asked for much more from Wentz at the start of his second season. He has a different group of receivers now — in came Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, out went Jordan Matthews, and Agholor got vastly more consistent. Most of them made his life easier Sunday.
But Wentz made their lives easier, too, by using his legs to keep plays alive. He noted that it had the desired effect on his own team’s defense during OTAs and training camp, and he knew it would do that when the games counted.
Still, the Chargers brought many of their woes on themselves, falling into such a big hole, making Trevor Siemien look like a decent John Elway knockoff at times, committing some unconscionable turnovers, and then mismanaging the clock on the drive that led to the field-goal try.
Britt has been a bit of an enigma since he joined the Browns as a free agent. After the team could not retain Terrelle Pryor, it turned to Britt as his replacement, signing him to a four-year, $32.5 million deal, according to ESPN’s Roster Management System. It was a lucrative deal for a guy who had one 1,000-yard season in his career, which came in his eighth season.
In the preseason, Britt had three receptions for 25 yards, with one drop on a Cheap Jerseys Baseball perfect third-down throw from Kizer and a missed touchdown on a throw from Brock Osweiler, on which he could Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys not get his feet down in the end zone.