PHILADELPHIA, PA –
The Eagles led from start to finish and dominated the Jets on their way to improving to 3-2 on the season.
The Eagles defense had it’s best outing in quite some time amounting 10 sacks from seven different players and two turnovers returned for touchdowns. Brandon Graham led the way with 3 sacks while LB Nathan Gerry‘s first-quarter interception returned for a touchdown put the Eagles in a position to coast.
Carson Wentz was sharp as usual and dazzled eluding pressure. He only finished with 189 yards and one touchdown to Zach Ertz, but the balanced attack behind 27 rush attempts kept the offense moving. Jordan Howard scored an early rushing touchdown extending his streak to three straight games with a score.
Though the second and third quarter, the Eagles offense seemed to be going backward, but were able to capitalize when it mattered.
This game was all about the defense, shutting down yet another bonified running back and bringing pressure against an inexperienced QB. The defense held Le’Veon Bell to under 50 yards on the ground on 15 carries. Bell, however, did lead the Jets in receptions with seven catches for 45 yards.
Josh Sweat and Daeshon Hall both claimed the first QB sack of their career, While Orlando Scandrick added two sacks and a strip-sack fumble returned for a touchdown in his first game action this season. Rodney McLeod added an interception as well.
With the win, the Eagles have a chance to force a first-place tie should the Cowboys lose to the Packers in the late-game window. Philadelphia gets back above .500 and will head to Minnesota next to start a grueling upcoming schedule.