The Philadelphia Eagles derailed the Pittsburgh Steeler express Sunday with a resounding 34-3 win over the previously undefeated Steelers. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz calmly dismantled the Steeler secondary with 23 completions in 31 attempts for 301 yards and 2 touchdowns. When needed, he used his athletic ability to take off and run for critical yardage. This, coupled with a terrible performance by the Pittsburgh offense and defense, allowed the Eagles to control the game from start to finish.

Wentz becomes the first QB to start his career 3-0 without throwing any interceptions.

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The Louisville Cardinals put quite the beating on the Florida State Seminoles at Papa John Stadium Saturday, blasting the ‘Noles 63-20. It was the worst loss in FSU history.

At the center of this maelstrom of points was Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, who accounted for 5 touchdowns, 1 through the air and 4 one the ground. His dynamic play summoned up memories of Michael Vick’s days at Virginia Tech. Jackson ran 17 times for 146 yards and threw for another 216 on 13 of 20 passing. His coming out party on national TV has thrust him into the lead for the Heisman.

Louisville visits Death Valley to play Clemson on October 1st, which will go a long way to determine who will figure into the National Championship picture as well as feature a showdown between Jackson and Deshawn Watson.

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked good in winning their season opener on the road against the Washington Redskins 38-16. While QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown were at the top of their game, the engine that powered the Steeler offense was RB DeAngelo Williams, who toted the rock 26 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns. With the absence of La’Veon Bell from the lineup, Williams filled in admirably and provided the Steelers with a solid and reliable running game.

The Steelers employed a bend-but-don’t-break type defense that allowed the Redskins to move between the 20 yard lines, but tightened up in the red zone. Ryan Shazier also had a spectacular interception before going to the sidelines with an injured knee.

The Steelers return home to face rival Cincinnati in a rematch of last year’s brutal playoff game that saw Bell and Brown knocked out of the playoffs with dirty hits from the Bengals.

College football has returned! Among the many exciting games, upsets, and spectacular performances, Brad Kaaya of the Miami Hurricanes had a great game as the Canes pummelled the overmatched Florida A&M Rattlesnakes 70-3.

Kaaya, a junior celebrating his 21st birthday, completed 12 of 18 passes for 135 yards and 4 touchdowns and was out of the game by the fourth quarter of the blowout. Miami has cleverly scheduled increasingly difficult opponents as they face Florida Atlantic, Appalachian State and Georgia Tech before hitting the meat of their schedule with Florida State and UNC. The Hurricanes should be 4-0 heading into FSU.

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The Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game 20-18 in a large part due to the superlative performance of Von Miller. Miller harassed Tom Brady all day and generally disrupted the Patriot offense at every opportunity.

Miller had two and a half sacks as well as two tackles for losses. His constant penetration frustrated the Patriot passing game as Denver was able to do the unthinkable and get pressure on Brady even on his short drops. The Denver secondary had a lot to do with this as they blanketed the New England receivers and forced Brady to go through his progressions to secondary receivers, thus allowing the pass rush to get to the quarterback.

The #1 ranked Bronco defense now takes on the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl.

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