Miami Dolphins vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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Game Information
Location: Lincoln Financial Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 69,596

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz and Jay Cutler are ready for the regular season. Most of their teammates still need more work.

Wentz threw touchdown passes to both of his new receivers, Mychal Kendricks returned an interception 31 yards for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Miami Dolphins 38-31 on Thursday night.

Playing his second game since coming out of retirement to replace injured Dolphins starter Ryan Tannehill, Cutler was 5 of 8 for 105 yards and one TD . His surgically repaired right shoulder looked fine on a 72-yard pass to DeVante Parker.

Wentz connected with Torrey Smith on a 50-yard TD down the right side on a third-and-8 on Philadelphia's opening series for a 7-0 lead. Smith, who was signed along with Alshon Jeffery in free agency to bolster the receiving group, didn't have a catch in the first two games.

Wentz then hit Jeffery for a 20-yard gain and found him again for a 15-yard TD pass over the middle on his fourth and final series. Wentz finished 6 of 10 for 129 yards, two TDs and one interception. Coming in, there were concerns Jeffery wasn't on the same page with Wentz because he has missed a lot of practice time.

"I felt really confident in our chemistry going back to the spring, but it was nice to do it in a game here in front of the fans," Wentz said.

Jay Ajayi had a pair of 2-yard TD runs for the Dolphins and Cutler tossed a 1-yard TD pass to Julius Thomas.

"It seems like his pocket presence is coming back," Dolphins coach Adam Gase said of Cutler. "It was a step in the right direction."

Eagles reserves led by No. 3 quarterback Matt McGloin had a six-play, 53-yard TD drive against Miami's starters. Corey Clement capped it with a 3-yard TD run that tied it at 21.

"They got a good feel for us and they made a couple plays," Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell said.

Mychal Kendricks then intercepted Matt Moore's tipped pass and returned it for a score to put Philadelphia ahead 28-21.

The teams were quite familiar with each other after scrimmaging twice this week.

"That helped me a lot, really sped up my clock," Cutler said.

SHOOTOUT

The Dolphins hadn't scored this many points in a preseason game since 1999. The 69 combined points were the most in a preseason game in team history.

QB WATCH

Dolphins: Moore was 5 of 11 for 43 yards and two interceptions. ... No. 3 QB Brandon Doughty was 2 of 7 for 74 yards and one TD, a 69-yard TD pass to Jakeem Grant.

Eagles: Backup Nick Foles sat out again while resting an elbow injury. ... McGloin was 22 of 26 for 155 yards, one TD, one interception.

IMPRESSIVE RETURNS

Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips had a rumbling 18-yard return after he picked Wentz, setting up one of Ajayi's TD runs.

Eagles reserve LB Don Cherry had a nifty 42-yard return after intercepting Doughty's pass.

DEFENSIVE GOAT

CB Ronald Darby, who was acquired from Buffalo two weeks ago, struggled after an impressive debut with the Eagles. He allowed the long pass to Parker and had a 42-yard pass interference penalty in the end zone.

ANTHEM PROTEST

Philadelphia's Chris Long, who grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem for the second straight week. Jenkins stood with his right fist raised in the air as he's done since last season. He was surrounded by Long, who is white, and Rodney McLeod and Najee Goode. Ron Brooks took a knee behind them.

LEG STRENGTH

Miami's Andrew Franks made a 56-yard FG at the end of the first half.

INJURIES

Dolphins: TE Thomas Duarte suffered a concussion.

Eagles: Rookie LB Nate Gerry left with a hamstring injury.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Dolphins Eagles
12:22 Torrey Smith 50 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Caleb Sturgis kick) 0 7
05:13 Jay Ajayi 2 yd run (Andrew Franks kick) 7 7
04:49 Jay Ajayi 2 yd run (Andrew Franks kick) 14 7
01:14 Alshon Jeffery 15 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Caleb Sturgis kick) 14 14

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Dolphins Eagles
14:48 Julius Thomas 1 yd pass from Jay Cutler (Andrew Franks kick) 21 14
07:08 Corey Clement 3 yd run (Caleb Sturgis kick) 21 21
05:45 Mychal Kendricks 31 yd interception return (Caleb Sturgis kick) 21 28
00:02 Andrew Franks 56 yd FG 24 28

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Dolphins Eagles
07:28 Caleb Sturgis 30 yd FG 24 31
03:45 Jakeem Grant 69 yd pass from Brandon Doughty (Andrew Franks kick) 31 31

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Dolphins Eagles
11:08 Marcus Johnson 1 yd pass from Matt McGloin (Caleb Sturgis kick) 31 38

Team Stats
  Miami Philadelphia
1st Downs 15 25
Total Yards 302 426
Passing 215 274
Passing Completions/Attempts 13-29 28-36
Yards/Pass 6.9 7.4
Rushing 87 152
Rushing Attempts 21 40
Yards/Rush 4.1 3.8
Turnovers 4 3
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 3 2
Possession 20:45 39:15

Miami Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jay Cutler 5 8 105 13.1 1 0
Brandon Doughty 2 7 74 10.6 1 1
Matt Moore 5 11 43 3.9 0 2
David Fales 1 3 6 2.0 0 0

Philadelphia Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Matt McGloin 22 26 155 6.0 1 1
Carson Wentz 6 10 129 12.9 2 1

Miami Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jay Ajayi 9 53 5.9 2 26
Kenyan Drake 4 21 5.2 0 16
Storm Johnson 3 13 4.3 0 6
Matt Moore 1 1 1.0 0 1
Damien Williams 4 -1 -0.2 0 7

Philadelphia Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Corey Clement 9 42 4.7 1 11
Donnel Pumphrey 12 37 3.1 0 5
Byron Marshall 9 28 3.1 0 8
Wendell Smallwood 4 28 7.0 0 10
LeGarrette Blount 4 19 4.8 0 16
Dane Evans 2 -2 -1.0 0 -1

Miami Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
DeVante Parker 2 78 39.0 0 72
Jakeem Grant 1 69 69.0 1 69
Jarvis Landry 2 49 24.5 0 32
Kenny Stills 2 18 9.0 0 15
De'Veon Smith 1 6 6.0 0 6
Leonte Carroo 1 5 5.0 0 5
Kenyan Drake 2 2 1.0 0 5
Julius Thomas 2 1 0.5 1 1

Philadelphia Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Torrey Smith 1 50 50.0 1 50
Mack Hollins 5 44 8.8 0 12
Zach Ertz 3 44 14.7 0 18
Trey Burton 4 43 10.8 0 22
Donnel Pumphrey 5 37 7.4 0 13
Alshon Jeffery 2 35 17.5 1 20
Corey Clement 2 11 5.5 0 8
Bryce Treggs 1 9 9.0 0 9
Greg Ward Jr. 1 5 5.0 0 5
Shelton Gibson 1 4 4.0 0 4
Marcus Johnson 2 3 1.5 1 2
Anthony Denham 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Miami Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Chase Allen 6 1 0 0
Lawrence Timmons 5 0 0 0
Praise Martin-Oguike 4 0 0 0
Junior Sylvestre 4 0 0 0
Reshad Jones 3 0 0 0
Deon Lacey 3 1 0 0
Maurice Smith 3 1 0 0
Michael Thomas 3 1 0 0
Andre Branch 2 0 1 10
Nate Allen 2 0 0 0
Kiko Alonso 2 0 0 0
Davon Godchaux 2 0 0 0
Xavien Howard 2 0 0 0
Cameron Malveaux 2 0 0 0
Byron Maxwell 2 0 0 0
Bobby McCain 2 0 0 0
Ndamukong Suh 2 0 0 0
Vincent Taylor 2 0 0 0
Julius Warmsley 2 0 0 0
Charles Harris 1 0 0 0
T.J. McDonald 1 0 0 0
Trevor Reilly 1 0 0 0
Joby Saint Fleur 1 0 0 0
Cordrea Tankersley 1 0 0 0
Jermon Bushrod 0 0 0 0
Jesse Davis 0 0 0 0
Terrence Fede 0 0 0 0
Andrew Franks 0 0 0 0
William Hayes 0 0 0 0
A.J. Hendy 0 0 0 0
Matt Moore 0 0 0 0
Jordan Phillips 0 0 0 0
Alterraun Verner 0 0 0 0

Philadelphia Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ronald Darby 3 1 0 0
Nigel Bradham 2 1 0 0
Rasul Douglas 2 0 0 0
Corey Graham 2 0 0 0
Kamu Grugier-Hill 2 0 0 0
Chris Long 2 0 0 0
Joe Walker 2 1 0 0
Vinny Curry 1 1 1 6
Elijah Qualls 1 2 0.5 3
Terrence Brooks 1 0 0 0
Don Cherry 1 0 0 0
Najee Goode 1 0 0 0
Justin Hamilton 1 0 0 0
Steven Means 1 0 0 0
Jalen Mills 1 0 0 0
Patrick Robinson 1 0 0 0
Jaylen Watkins 1 0 0 0
Alex McCalister 0 1 0.5 3
Ron Brooks 0 1 0 0
Trey Burton 0 0 0 0
Brent Celek 0 0 0 0
Winston Craig 0 1 0 0
Aaron Grymes 0 0 0 0
Malcolm Jenkins 0 1 0 0
Mychal Kendricks 0 0 0 0
Chris Maragos 0 0 0 0
Isaac Seumalo 0 0 0 0
C.J. Smith 0 0 0 0

Miami Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Jordan Phillips 1 18 0
Lawrence Timmons 1 2 0

Philadelphia Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Jaylen Watkins 1 50 0
Don Cherry 1 42 0
Mychal Kendricks 1 31 1

Miami Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Senorise Perry 3 76 25.3 0 26

Philadelphia Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Corey Clement 2 32 16.0 0 17
Marcus Johnson 1 21 21.0 0 21
Steven Means 1 17 17.0 0 17

Miami Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Drew Morgan 1 6 6.0 0 6
Jakeem Grant 1 0 0.0 0 0

Philadelphia Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Donnel Pumphrey 2 3 1.5 0 3
Rashard Davis 2 0 0.0 0 0

Miami Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Andrew Franks 1 1 100.0 56

Philadelphia Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Caleb Sturgis 1 1 100.0 30

Miami Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Matt Haack 4 201 63
Matt Darr 2 93 50

Philadelphia Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Cameron Johnston 3 122 44
Donnie Jones 3 111 42