Eagles offensive lineman Jason Peters could hear his quarterback Carson Wentz calling out his snap count perfectly fine Sunday inside the StubHub Center. He found that odd.
Philadelphia was on the road Sunday, playing against the Los Angeles Chargers, but Peters said the Eagles were never forced to use a silent snap count, according to USA Today.
“That’s crazy,’’ Peters said. “I mean, it’s almost like the Chargers got 16 away games. It’s going to be tough sledding for those guys.’’
The Chargers (0-4), have lost all three of their home games so far this season. Philip Rivers rebounded from a poor game to throw for 347 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to topple an Eagles team playing cross country in front of a mostly friendly crowd.
The Broncos jumped out to a 10-0 lead on a 28-yard field goal by McManus and the one-handed touchdown grab by Derby, who led the Broncos with 75 yards on four catches.
Derby lined up from the fullback position and raced past rookie middle linebacker Marquel Lee, then reached with his right arm to snare the slightly overthrown pass from Siemian. He never broke stride — nor did he gather the ball with his other hand — on his last couple of steps into the end zone.
LONG TIME COMING: The Broncos looked like they were in prime shape late in the first half when Bennie Fowler downed a punt at the Oakland 1, but Carr instead produced Oakland’s first 99-yard touchdown drive since Oct. 2, 2011, against New England. He found Johnny Holton racing past safety Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Darian Stewart and hit him in stride for a 64-yard scoring strike .
GOOSE EGGS: The Broncos haven’t allowed a first-quarter score all season. They led 10-0 before the Raiders had managed their initial first down, which wouldn’t come until the NFL Jerseys Paypal 11-minute mark of the second quarter.