By Harvey Hoffman
As the Eagles prepare for the Vikes tonight, the rest of the NFC East played yesterday:
The supposedly improved Bengals offensive line allowed the Cowboys to pressure and bring down Joe Burrow six times while Cowboys backup quarterback Cooper Rush (19 of 31 passing for 235 yards) did just enough to get the Cowboys the win.
He got an unexpected lift from receiver Noah Brown, who caught all five of his targets for a game-high 91 yards and a touchdown.
Giants 19, Panthers 16:
Neither offense gained more than 5.2 yards per pass, Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield completed less than half of his 29 passes, and the two teams combined for 13 penalties.
It was an ugly game of slow-building drives that sometimes ended in field goals. The Giants came away with a 2-0 start to the season.
Lions 36 Commies 27
Commanders (1-1) quarterback Carson Wentz (30 of 46, 337 yards, 3 TDs) dug deep into his bag of bizarre tricks, throwing touchdown passes on four of his first five possessions of the second half. But Lions defensive end John Cominsky came up with a huge sack on Wentz on fourth-and-4 at the Commanders’ 39-yard line to end their final drive.