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Halftime Recap: Trey Burton's Two TDs Give Eagles 24-14 Lead

Posted Dec 10, 2017

At halftime, it’s a shootout as the Eagles lead the Rams 24-14.

Quarterback Carson Wentz tied the franchise-record for most touchdowns in a single season (32). Wentz threw for a career-high 236 first-half passing yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.

In the absence of tight end Zach Ertz, Trey Burton and Brent Celek combined for three touchdowns.

On the Eagles’ opening possession, 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.

In the second quarter on fourth-and-1, Wentz dropped back and hit Agholor for a short pass and an 18-yard pickup to once again keep the Philadelphia drive alive. A few plays later, Wentz and Burton hooked up for the second time of the day for an 11-yard touchdown giving Burton a career-high two touchdowns. It was Wentz’s 32nd touchdown of the season.

The Rams responded as Cooper Kupp caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff to narrow the Eagles’ lead to 21-14 with nine minutes remaining.

Prior to the two-minute warning, head coach Doug Pederson challenged the spot of the ball on a third down and the ruling was overturned which forced a Rams punt from their own 28. Kicker Jake Elliott drained a 22-yard field goal after a 46-yard catch-and-run by wide reciever Torrey Smith to extend the lead to 24-14 with 10 seconds remaining.

The Rams will receive the ball to start the second half.

Injury Report: Left guard Stefen Wisniewski suffered a right ankle injury in the second quarter and his return is probable.

Halftime Leaders

Passing

Carson Wentz: 16-30, 236 yards, 3 TD, INT

Jared Goff: 8-17, 118 yards, TD

Receiving

Trey Burton: 40 yards, 2 TD

Brent Celek: 5 yards, TD

Torrey Smith: 4 catches, 70 yards

Cooper Kupp: 4 catches, 95 yards, TD

Rushing

Jay Ajayi: 4 carries, 49 yards

Todd Gurley: 5 carries, 44 yards, TD

Defense

Kayvon Webster: INT

Robert Quinn: 1 sack

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