Nate Gerry returned an interception to the diagonals, Orlando Scandrick scored after a loose ball capture and the Philadelphia Eagles crushed Jets, easily won the New York 31-6, on Sunday October 06, 2019. Scandrick recouped the second and took it 44 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter with 7:39 left.
The Eagles (3-2) overwhelmed third quarterback Luke Falk and overturned the New York attack. This meant that a barely ordinary performance by Carson Wentz, who threw for 189 yards and a touchdown, did not matter.
Jordan Howard ran for 62 yards and one score. The Eagles scored effectively on their first belonging on his 1-yard run. It was the first run through this season the Eagles scored a TD on their opening drive.
Sam Darnold missed his third consecutive game for the Jets (0-4), while recovering from a mononucleosis. Falk met his second start meeting after starting the campaign as part of the New York practice squad.
Falk saw two of his shipments intercepted and was captured nine times, before being replaced by David Fales, rehired on Friday by the Jets. Falk had replaced Trevor Siemian, who suffered an ankle injury in the second week and will not play again in this campaign.
Back to the game…
Carson Wentz was 17 of 29 for 189 yards. However, he missed some of the open passes, and the Eagles couldn’t keep the momentum early. Then again, Wentz did not need to do much because the Jets (0-4) constantly gives the ball back to the Eagles.
The Eagles, in fact, were booed at the end of the first half after a series of penalties left them a 3rd-and-30 from their 31. Darren Sproles then lost 2 yards and Eagles were pushed.
The Eagles, fortunately, had one more chance to extend their lead after Rodney McLeod blocked Falk, handing the Eagles the ball at 42 of the Jets with the remaining 2 minutes in the first half.
Wentz limited the drive to an 11-yard TD pass to Zach Ertz.
The Eagles took the lead 24-0 in a goal by Jake Elliott with 1:26 remaining in the third quarter.