Burrow threw a pair of touchdown passes to Tee Higgins in settlement and Wentz dove into the end zone for the tie in the final minute as the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles played in a draw 23 -23 Sunday.
Jake Elliott of Philadelphia lined up for a 59-yard field goal with 19 seconds left in overtime, but a false start from Matt Pryor forced the Eagles to break free and play for the tie.
Both teams are 0-2-1.
Facing a 0-3 start for the first time since 1999, Wentz led the Eagles 75 yards in the final three minutes. He hit 9 yards on the third and 6 to the Bengals 19, then came in from 7 with a head first dive into the end zone. Elliott’s extra point tied him with 21 seconds remaining.
Neither team could do anything in overtime.
Burrow, a Heisman Trophy winner and first overall pick, calmly chose high school in the second period, completing 31 of 44 for 312 yards. He’s still looking for his first win since leading LSU to the national championship in January.
Wentz struggled again, throwing two more interceptions.
The Bengals took a 17-16 lead in their first practice of the third quarter. Burrow completed his seven passes for 78 yards, including a pair of third conversions. He finished with a 4-yard pass to Higgins for a 17-16 lead.
Wentz was picked by LeShaun Sims on the possession that followed and the Bengals took over from Eagles 44. They turned that into a 31-yard basket by Randy Bullock and a 20-16 lead. Bullock hit for 25 yards to extend the lead to 23-16 with 3:05 to go.
Burrow threw a 1-yard TD pass to Higgins for a 10-6 lead at the end of the second quarter. But Wentz and the Eagles responded quickly. In the third and fifth of the 26th, Wentz hit a wide-open Greg Ward on the right side for a TD and a 13-10 lead.
Jalen Hurts took a shotgun blast with Wentz lined up wide at the receiver and ran 8 yards for a first down on the first down of the third quarter that ended with Elliott hitting a 54 yards to take it to 16-10 .
Philadelphia’s opener ended when Wentz’s pass on the third down was deflected down the line and picked by Logan Wilson at the Bengals 44.
Wentz threw multiple picks in three straight games. He hadn’t done that in two straight games before this season. Wentz hasn’t thrown more than seven interceptions since his rookie year, but already has six in three games.
Bengals wide receiver John Ross, the ninth pick in the 2017 draft, was an inactive sane. Ross had two catches in the first two games and is expected to be a free agent after the season.
Eagles: TE Dallas Goedert (ankle) started in the first quarter. WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) did not play the second half. CB Avonte Maddox (ankle) started in the third quarter.
The Bengals host the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Eagles visit the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.
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