Eagles dominate Broncos to keep best record, Cowboys topple Chiefs

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Wentz has now tossed at least three touchdown passes for the fourth time in the last five games for the Eagles who improved to 8-1, the best record in the National Football League.
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott scores a touchdown in the third quarter of their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on November 5, 2017. The Cowboys won 28-17.

Carson Wentz tossed four touchdown passes and Jay Ajayi ran for a 46 yard score as the Philadelphia Eagles won their seventh straight by steamrolling the Denver Broncos 51-23 on Sunday.

Wentz has now tossed at least three TD passes for the fourth time in the last five games for the Eagles who improved to 8-1, the best record in the National Football League.

"Touchdowns are all great," Wentz said. "Being 8-1 is what it's all about."

Wentz also became the youngest player to throw at least 23 TD passes through nine games since Dan Marino had 27 in 1984.

Wentz, who was 15 of 27 for 199 yards, had a good week of practice, said Eagles coach Doug Pederson.

"He prepares so well each week," Pederson said of his second-year quarterback. "It's fun to watch."

The reeling Broncos fell to 3-5 and 0-4 on the road. Brock Osweiler, who replaced Trevor Siemian as the starting quarterback, finished 18 of 37 for 207 yards with two interceptions.

Running back Ajayi, who was acquired from Miami just before the trade deadline, paid immediate dividends with his new team. He rushed eight times for 77 yards, including a 46-yard TD run.

"No, not nervous," Ajayi said of his debut. "I'm confident in my talent and ability. It's just about, like I said, whenever I got my chance, just making sure that I took full advantage of it."

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Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi scores a touchdown against Denver Broncos free safety Darian Stewart during the second quarter of their NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 5, 2017. The Eagles won 51-23.

In Arlington, Texas, quarterback Dak Prescott completed 21 of 33 passed for 249 yards and two TDs to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

"Seeming him every week, he's someone that can beat you a lot of different ways," Dallas head coach Jason Garrett said. "He makes plays in the pocket and he make plays out of the pocket. He makes plays with his feet. He did that all throughout this ball game."

The Cowboys improved to 5-3 on the season thanks to the trio of Prescott and wide receivers Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley who proved to be an unstoppable force against the Chiefs.

Williams made nine catches for 141 yards and Beasley had two TD grabs.

Ezekiel Elliott, playing while he appeals his six-game suspension by the NFL, rushed for 93 yards on 27 carries, including a TD in the third quarter to put Dallas ahead 21-17.

The Cowboys extended their lead with a 7-yard TD pass from Prescott to Beasley, making it 28-17.

Elsewhere in the NFL on Sunday, it was: Redskins 17, Seahawks 14; Cardinals 20, 49ers 10; Jaguars 23, Bengals 7; Saints 30, Buccaneers 10; Panthers 20, Falcons 17; Rams 51, Giants 17; Raiders 27, Dolphins 24; Titans 23, Ravens 20; and Colts 20, Texans 14.

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