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  • 12 June 2019
    CHICAGO -- Carson Wentz followed up an impressive NFL debut with another solid performance, throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears 29-14 on Monday night.Wentz showed plenty of poise, just as he did in his debut against Cleveland.Playing in the city where he was drafted by the Eagles with the No. 2 overall pick, he completed 21 of 34 passes and played turnover-free ball in his second straight game despite absorbing several big hits.Throughout the week, I just realized Im going back to kind of where my life changed so to speak, Wentz said. It was cool to be back here, especially to come out here with the win.Ryan Mathews ran for two scores, and the Eagles (2-0) scored a pair of touchdowns late in the third quarter to break open a two-point game.While Philadelphia was pulling away, Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler walked to the locker room with a right thumb injury and did not return.That was the biggest blow for the Bears (0-2), who lost several players and fell again after opening with a loss at Houston. Its not the sort of start they envisioned in their second year under coach John Fox after finishing last in the NFC North. But they continued to struggle at home, where they were 1-7 a year ago.Cutler, who completed 12 of 17 passes for 157 yards, walked to the locker room following an interception by Nigel Bradham late in the third quarter. Cutler was seen having his right hand examined on the sideline early in the third following a strip-sack by Destiny Vaeao, though he said it happened sometime earlier in the game. That play just aggravated it.Brian Hoyer took over for Cutler and was 9 of 12 for 78 yards.HEATED EXCHANGEAlong with the injury, Cutler got an earful from injured Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee. Cameras caught the two having a heated exchange following the interception.Hes a passionate guy, Cutler said. Everybodys got a lot vested into this. He does as well. No one likes to lose. No one likes to lose in that type of fashion. Hes upset, Im upset. Everyone in that locker room is upset right now.PULLING AWAYThe Eagles were leading 9-7 late in the third when Mathews bounced off the line and spun outside before lunging in for a 3-yard touchdown.With Cutler throwing off his back foot on the next play from scrimmage Bradham intercepted a pass apparently intended for Alshon Jeffery, who was about 10 yards behind him, at the 30 and returned it to the 2.Wentz then hit Trey Burton with a touchdown pass to make it 22-7 with four seconds left.HE SAID ITEagles coach Doug Pederson on Wentz: He took care of the football and made some nice, tough throws. It wasnt perfect. But at the same time, hes seeing things really well. And hes commanding the huddle and dialog on the sideline with the players and coaches is something that a nine or 10-year vet would do.Fox on being 0-2: Its two games and we have 14 games left. Right now all our focus very quickly will go to Dallas to go on the road Sunday night.NEAT PASSCutler set up the games first touchdown when he spun to his left and unloaded a 49-yard heave to Jeffery that put the ball on the 5 in the opening minute of the second quarter. Langford ran it in from the 1, giving Chicago a 7-3 lead.ANTHEM PROTESTEagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and several teammates raised their right fists during the national anthem in a protest prior to their game. Jenkins said Saturday he would lead teammates in a demonstration against social injustice. Cornerback Ron Brooks and defensive end Steven Means joined him. It was not clear if another Eagles player joined in. Jenkins had insisted the protest would not be an anti-police thing and that police are a key part of the solution in this issue.INJURIESEagles: Safety Jaylen Watkins suffered a bruised knee.Bears: Linebacker Lamarr Houston left the game with a left knee injury that Fox said seems to be substantial. Houston was hurt trying to rush the passer in the second quarter and walked gingerly toward the sideline after being tended to by team medical personnel. ... Nose tackle Eddie Goldman was taken from the field on a cart with an ankle injury early in the fourth quarter after he was at the bottom of the pile on a running play. ... Safety Adrian Amos and cornerback Bryce Callahan exited with concussions in the third quarter. ... Safety Chris Prosinski injured his right calf, and running back KaDeem Carey strained his hamstring.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Hornets Jerseys China . - Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted he would bring back coach Dennis Allen for a third year despite back-to-back 4-12 records. Authentic Custom Hornets Jersey . Their 38th instalment is arguably their biggest fight card to date, including three-title fights and a main event which was selected by the fans. 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He stood up and tried to get rid of an oncoming charley horse.For Brown, that charley horse was well earned.Brown had 11 of his 18 points in the first half, and Kansas State opened the season with an 82-55 win over Western Illinois on Friday night.The thing I like is that he was very efficient, head coach Bruce Weber said about Brown.Going 7 for 11, six rebounds, three assists ... there were some times where I thought he needed to pass the ball a little bit quicker when the offense got stagnant. Weve had a lot of guys who played well but Barrys probably been the most consistent day in and day out.After a slow start by both teams, Browns offense got the Wildcats going first and they relinquished the lead only once in the first half. At one point, Brown had as many points as Western Illinois with at 11 apiece.Xavier Sneed and Wesley Iwundu added 17 points each for Kansas State while Garret Covington was the high man for Western Illinois with 17 points as well.Wasnt too nervous before the game, said Sneed who was in his college debut. Had a couple of butterflies. I think Ill be clear of them by the next game.Despite struggling from the field for a majority of the contest, the Wildcats led bby no less than eight in the second half.dddddddddddd. Kamau Stokes chipped in 11.Western Illinois struggled to be consistent from the field shooting 36.5 percent for the ballgame.STAT OF THE NIGHTAfter shooting 32 percent in the first half, the Wildcats shot 62.5 percent from the floor in the second, including 7 for 7 from the 3-point line.INJURIESKansas State forward Dante Williams was missing from Friday nights contest as he was going through the concussion protocol. Coach Weber is not sure he will be ready for Tuesdays contest against Omaha.BIG PICTUREWestern Illinois: The Leathernecks only one player other than Covington in double figures on the night as Dalan Ancrum scored 12 points.Kansas State: The win by Kansas State gives head coach Bruce Weber his 17th season-opening victory in his 19-year coaching career and the programs third straight since 2014.UP NEXTWestern Illinois: Two games await the Leathernecks at home against Oak Hills Christian and Southeast Missouri State before heading on the road to face Eastern Illinois.Kansas State: The Wildcats will host Omaha for the second game in a five-game home stand to start the season before going to the Barclays Center Classic. ' ' '