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Nelson Agholor makes up for missing Eagles stars in preseason win

PHILADELPHIA -- A few thoughts on the Philadelphia Eagles' 36-10 win Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts:

What it means: First-round pick Nelson Agholor made a terrific debut. His first reception was a short pass from Mark Sanchez. Agholor jumped to make the catch, then turned upfield and beat the defender upfield. Agholor didn't stop until he reached the end zone, 34 yards away.

Agholor, the 20th pick in the 2015 NFL draft, caught three passes for a team-high 57 yards in the first half.

With several key players sidelined, the Eagles were able to make big plays on offense, defense and special teams. Agholor's catch, Kenjon Barner's 92-yard punt return for a touchdown and Eric Rowe's forced fumble helped the Eagles to a 23-3 halftime lead.

Stat of note, Part I: 2-for-7. That was Mark Sanchez's day with the first-team offense. Agholor turned a poor throw into a touchdown, accounting for 34 of Sanchez's 52 yards passing. In fairness, Sanchez didn't play enough to get into a rhythm.

Stat of note, Part II: 2.2 yards. The Colts were able to rush for just 38 yards on 17 carries in the first half. The 2.2-yard average helped the Eagles' defense get the Colts into third-and-long situations. The Eagles secondary didn't always take advantage of that, allowing Andrew Luck to complete 5 of 6 passes for 43 yards.

Injuries of note: The Eagles came through without any serious injuries. Several players with injury histories -- Sam Bradford, Kiko Alonso, Earl Wolff -- were held out.

What's next: The Eagles host the Baltimore Ravens for three days of joint practices beginning Wednesday. The first two days will be in full pads. On Saturday night, the two teams play at Lincoln Financial Field. The preseason game is expected to mark the Eagles debut of quarterback Sam Bradford, who was held out of Sunday's game as he recovers from reconstructive surgery on his left knee.