Carson Wentz tossed a 19-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery to set up Elliott’s kick, the longest game-winner in NFL history for a rookie and a franchise record. Elliott was a fifth-round pick by the Bengals and joined the Eagles after Caleb Sturgis was injured in Week 1. He was carried off the field by two teammates.
I’m thankful I had the opportunity to try it, Elliott said. I wanted it.
Elliott missed from 52 yards earlier in the game and last week missed from 30 yards and shanked an extra point.
It’s surreal, but it’s the life of a kicker, Elliott said. You have ups and downs and you move onto next week.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson conferred with special teams coach Dave Fipp before sending Elliott on the field.
I had so much confidence in him, Pederson said.
The Browns were favored on the road for the first time since the 2015 season, but fell behind 28-7 and never fully recovered. Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett ran for two touchdowns and threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton to fuel Indianapolis’ hot start.
Cleveland rookie QB DeShone Kizer accounted for three touchdowns in the second half, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt and a 1-yard touchdown run with 2:04 to play that cut the Colts’ lead to 31-28.
Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness, read the statement, distributed via the Dolphins’ official Twitter handle . We need to seek to understand each other and have civil discourse instead of condemnation and sound bites. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone.