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First Quarter Recap: Eagles Rebound To Take 14-7 Lead

Posted Dec 10, 2017

The Eagles lead the Rams 14-7 at the end of the first quarter.

In the absence of tight end Zach Ertz, Brent Celek and Trey Burton each pulled down a touchdown grab.

On the Eagles’ opening possession, quarterback Carson Wentz had his pass intended for Nelson Agholor intercepted at the Philadelphia 37-yard line by Kayvon Webster. The Rams capitalized on the mistake as running back Todd Gurley rushed in for a 2-yard touchdown which put the Rams in front 7-0 just two minutes into the game.

Down in the red zone for Philadelphia, Celek drew a pass interference call before he caught a 5-yard touchdown from Wentz to knot the game at 7-7.

On the next possession, Alshon Jeffery drew a pass interference call on third-and-3 to keep the drive alive before Wentz hit Burton for a 20-yard touchdown to put the Eagles up 14-7.

First Quarter Leaders

Passing

Carson Wentz: 8-12, yard, 96 yards, 2 TD, INT

Jared Goff: 4-7, 39 yards

Receiving

Brent Celek: 5 yards, TD

Trey Burton: 20 yards, TD

Todd Gurley: 10 yards

Rushing

Jay Ajayi: 2 carries, 16 yards

LeGarrette Blount: 2 carries, 6 yards

Todd Gurley: 3 carries, 38 yards, TD

Defense

Kayvon Webster: INT

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