The New York Jets came to Philadelphia Sunday and got absolutely demolished by the Eagles. The Birds led 24-0 going into the fourth quarter en route to a 31-6 victory.
Without starting QB Sam Darnold Sunday, the New York Jets looked helpless. Even when the second year QB returns, however, New York looks to be in trouble. The offensive line has not found its rhythm and looked atrocious on Sunday. The unit allowed QB Luke Falk to get sacked 10 times, the second most sacks in a game in Eagles franchise history.
HB Le'Veon Bell could not get it going either. He recorded just 43 yds on 15 careers, a pitiful 2.9 yds per rush. His 45 receiving yds helped but a RB of his caliber has to produce more. Once again, the failing offensive line cannot be overlooked.
The Jets' defense has been its one strong point thus far but it failed to deliver against Philly. The unit had one fumble recovery and a single sack. Outside of those two stats, it was a long day for the Jets D.
PHILLY's Punishing Defense
While the Jets faltered, Philly's defense dominated. Not only did the Birds record the second most sacks in team history, they also picked off Falk twice, recovered a fumble, and scored two TDs, all while allowing just six points. That's right, even if the Eagles offense failed to score a point, the team still would've beaten the Jets 14-6.
The Eagles offense did not look overly impressive but it got the job done. Jordan Howard rushed for 62 yds and a score while Carson Wentz threw for 189 with a TD to Zach Ertz. DeSean Jackson was still sidelined so Philly welcomed the opportunity to sit back and let the defense run the show.
Philadelphia improves to 3-2, now tied with the Dallas Cowboys atop the NFC East. The Birds get a very winnable matchup with the Vikings next week.
New York continues its descent into the doldrums of the NFL as they fall to 0-4. Things might get worse before they get better for the Jets as they face the Cowboys and the Patriots in their next two games.
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