The Sports Xchange
ARLINGTON, Tex.—The offense clicked in the second half and the Philadelphia Eagles motored past the Dallas Cowboys for their eighth straight win on Sunday night. Carson Wentz threw a pair of touchdowns passes as Philadelphia scored on its first three possessions of the second half and surged to a 37-9 victory at AT&T Stadium. Not even an injury to kicker Jake Elliott could slow down the Eagles after halftime.
PHILADELPHIA—Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame a sluggish start to defeat the winless San Francisco 49ers 33-10 Sunday, Oct. 29, at Lincoln Financial Field. Wentz was 18 of 32 for 211 yards and now has tossed a franchise-record 19 touchdown passes through the first eight games. The Eagles improved to 7-1 following their sixth consecutive win while the 49ers fell to 0-8, joining the Cleveland Browns as the only two teams without a win.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had screws inserted in his fractured right collarbone during surgery last week.
The Cleveland Browns are staying with rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, naming him the starter for Sunday's game in London against the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Hue Jackson announced Wednesday that Kizer, who was benched in the second half after throwing two interceptions last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, will make his second straight start.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his four-touchdown passing performance in Monday night's win over the Washington Redskins. Wentz, the former North Dakota State star, finished with 268 passing yards and one interception, and he had a career-best 63 rushing yards in the 34-24 victory as the Eagles improved to 6-1. He leads the NFL with a career-high 17 touchdowns this season.
Carson Wentz threw touchdown passes to four different players, catapulting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Washington Redskins 34-24 on Monday. Wentz connected with wide receiver Mack Hollins for 64 yards, threw a 4-yard strike to tight end Zach Ertz and a 9-yard pass to undrafted free agent running back Corey Clement. Wentz's fourth score came on a 10-yard pass to wide receiver Nelson Agholor for a 31-17 lead with 11:10 remaining.
OKLAHOMA CITY—It was supposed to be Carmelo Anthony's first game-winner for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Instead, Andrew Wiggins spoiled the Thunder's celebration by launching a game-winner of his own, releasing the ball on a 3-pointer just as time expired to trump Anthony's late triple and lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 115-113 win against the Thunder in front of a shell-shocked crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Anthony finished with 23 points, including his basket with five seconds left, as the Thunder (1-2) took their second consecutive loss.
HOUSTON—Evan Gattis and Jose Altuve belted solo home runs and the Houston Astros, laughingstocks throughout the majors following their relocation from the National League, claimed their first American League pennant with a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees on Saturday night, Oct. 21, in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park.
NEW YORK—Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven outstanding innings and the New York Yankees scored four runs against Dallas Keuchel in a 5-0 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The Yankees lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. They are one win from their 41st pennant and the first since beating the Los Angeles Angels in 2009. Game 6 is Friday in Houston and Justin Verlander awaits New York's lineup.
Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after an impressive debut with his new team. Peterson, who was acquired from the New Orleans Saints last week, rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the Cardinals' 38-33 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. This is the 32-year-old Peterson's eighth career NFC offensive award for the former Minnesota Vikings star.