It was a sack frenzy at the Linc as the Eagles defeat the Jets 31-6
6 October 2019 Uncategorized
The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 3-2 on the season after dominating the New York Jets 31-6. It was a sack frenzy at the Linc.
Defensively, the Eagles flustered the Jets and over powered them. On the day, the Eagles racked up 10 sacks, which is insane. Brandon Graham accounted for three sacks by himself.
But, it doesn’t stop there. The Eagles scored two defensive touchdowns. One was a 51 yard pick six by linebacker Nate Gerry. The other was a 44 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by cornerback Orlando Scandrick. The defense really set the Eagles and their offense up to succeed.
Offensively, the Eagles didn’t have to do much. They gained 265 yards total, with quarterback Carson Wentz throwing for 189 yards and one touchdown. He was accurate when he needed to be completing 17 of 29 passes which gave him a QBR of 89.6.
Wentz’s one touchdown cane courtesy of tight end and security blanket Zach Ertz. Ertz made a nice play getting the ball over the goal line. He had himself a nice day catching five balls for 57 yards to go along with his one score.
Once again, the Eagles controlled the line of scrimmage and ran the ball effectively. Jordan Howard led the way with 62 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.
At the end of the day, were the Jets the best team? No. However, the Eagles ability to dominate them and win the game without any stress is key. When you’re the better team you win. The Eagles have a history of shooting themselves in the foot, but today they were near perfect.
Penalties did hurt the team today as they gave up 76 yards due to nine penalties. It wasn’t the cleanest game from them, but because they were superior, those penalties didn’t hurt them as badly.
Next up for the Eagles is a trip to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. The Vikings are coming off of a nice win versus the New York Giants today. They’re a tough team, it’ll be a big game for the Eagles.
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