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Trojans in the NFL: Mark Sanchez leads Eagles to victory

Former USC quarterback Mark Sanchez rebounded from last week’s loss at Green Bay and led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 43-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Sanchez, making his third start, completed 30 of 43 passes for 307 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.

Sanchez passed for more than 300 yards for the third consecutive game.

“Huge win, at home, awesome job special teams, awesome job defense, running game got going,” Sanchez told reporters after the game. “There is a lot of good things to take away from this thing.”

Sanchez has passed for 1,187 yards and seven touchdowns with six interceptions.

The Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

Lee leads Jaguars

Rookie Marqise Lee caught three passes for a team-best 52 yards, but the Jacksonville Jaguars’ frustrating season continued with a 23-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Jaguars fell to 1-10.

 “I’m frustrated with things not going our way,” Lee told reporters after the game. “I don’t worry too much about me and myself, I worry more about the team.”

Lee, a second-round pick, has 16 receptions for 193 yards.

“I go in when my number is called and I just try to do as much as I can,” Lee said. “Whatever coach wants me to do, that’s what I’ll do.”

Maualuga productive

Former USC linebacker Rey Maualuga had six tackles and intercepted a pass in the Cincinnati Bengals’ 19-13 defeat by the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

Maualuga, a sixth-year pro, has five interceptions in his career.

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