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NFL surprises at the start of the season include young quarterbacks making their mark

NFL surprises at the start of the season include young quarterbacks making their mark

After three weeks, the NFL is predictably unpredictable.

Some of the surprises we’ve seen so far:

Carson city: The rapid rise of No. 2 pick Carson Wentz is remarkable, especially considering he didn’t play against elite competition every week at North Dakota State, and because of a rib injury he took just 38 snaps into the exhibition season. After he led the Eagles to wins over Cleveland and Chicago in the first two weeks, people pointed to how lousy those defenses are. But last Sunday’s 34-3 blowout of Pittsburgh, in which Wentz threw for 301 yards and a pair of touchdowns, makes it pretty obvious why Philadelphia fans have renamed...

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