Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns in his debut, and the Browns didn’t put up much of a fight in what became a 29-10 win for the Eagles Sunday.
Wentz hit Jordan Matthews for a touchdown on the game’s opening drive, then hit Nelson Agholor in the third quarter as the Eagles pulled away. The Browns were as close as 13-10 early in the third quarter, but a bad snap by center Cameron Erving went over the head of Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III for a safety, and the Eagles dominated from there.
Griffin struggled, going 12-of-26 for 190 yards. He hit both Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman for big plays, but the Browns couldn’t sustain drives and couldn’t mount much of anything over the game’s final 20 minutes.
The Eagles outgained the Browns, 403-288, and nearly doubled them up with 39:20 time of possession. The Browns converted just two third downs in 10 tries and were 0-for-2 on fourth down.
Wentz was 22-of-37 passing. He was sacked twice but didn’t turn the ball over. Matthews caught seven passes for 114 yards.