Wentz, Eagles hold off Jaguars in London

Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz threw three touchdowns on Sunday and the Eagles held off a charging Jacksonville squad to defeat the Jaguars 24-18 at Wembley Stadium in London.Wentz completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 286 yards and touchdown passes to Dallas Goedert, Wendell Smallwood and Zach Ertz as the Eagles were victorious in their first trip to London.The Eagles’ defense came up big with Philadelphia clinging to a 24-18 lead. Blake Bortles’ pass on fourth-and-2 from the Jaguars’ 48-yard line with 3:41 left was incomplete.Wentz and the offense were able to milk the clock to zero as the Eagles evened their record at 4-4.The Jaguars (3-5) had won three straight times in London and despite falling behind 17-6 in the third quarter, had a chance to take the lead early in the fourth period.Bortles marched the Jaguars 75 yards in nine plays to pull the Jaguars within 17-12 at 4:33 of the third. Bortles went 6 for 8 on the drive, which he capped off with an 11-yard strike to Dede Westbrook in the back of the end zone. Rasul Douglas broke up a pass intended for Westbrook on the two-point conversion attempt.On the Jaguars’ next possession, Bortles got the ball at the Jacksonville 48-yard line. Eleven plays later, the Jags had to settle for a 33-yard field goal and trailed 17-15.It took the Eagles only 3:15 to answer. Wentz found Ertz from 5 yards out to extend the Philly lead to 24-15.Lambo’s 24-yard field goal, his fourth of the day, closed the deficit to 24-18.

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