"I had an opportunity to give Dontrelle a chance and he did the rest," said Clemens, the new backup quarterback for San Diego. "He had a great release and then got past him. Once he got it, turned the jets on and pulled away. It was fun to watch."
Inman, who played the last two seasons in the CFL, said it was "kind of stressful" with so much open field ahead. "First you want for the ball to come down and then you actually have to run another 50 or 40 yards. It's very stressful."
Rivers played just the opening series, completing all four passes for 61 yards.
"I must be a lot bigger than I think," Weeden said.
"I had to keep it alive. They covered the flat with the first read and Hanna did a great job of stopping. I had to get out of the pocket because that protection is not going to hold up forever. There was a huge hole and I knew it was going to close up quick so I threw it as hard as I could and got off the ground. When you get off the ground that is when they have a chance to pile drive you and he got me pretty good.
"It never hurts as bad when you complete them and it dang sure don't hurt as bad when you get a touchdown."
With Tony Romo sitting out to rest his surgically repaired back, Weeden started and played the first half. He completed 13 of 17 passes for 107 yards. He signed with Dallas after spending two seasons with Cleveland.
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