Third year backup quarterback Kevin Kolb became the first quarterback in National Football League history to pass for 300 yards in each of his first two career starts during Week 3. Kolb’s first pro start came against the New Orleans Saints in Week Two in a losing effort. Despite the loss, Kolb finished by completing 31 of 51 passes for 391 passing yards and a pair of TD throws. Yesterday, he paced the Eagles to a 34-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs by throwing for 327 yards and again having two touchdown passes.
Kolb’s go-to guy during his two career starts has been the Eagles’ wide receiver/return man DeSean Jackson who has now established a first in NFL history by scoring a touchdown of 60-plus-yards in each of the first three games this season. Jackson as a wide receiver was held in check during Week 1 action against the Carolina Panthers but broke out on special teams and returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown. The next two weeks the second-year receiver torched the competition with 4 receptions for 101 yards against the Saints, including a 71-yard touchdown; and had six catches for 149 yards with a 64-yard touchdown play against the Chiefs.
Below are the jerseys worn by Kolb and Jackson during Week 3.
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