Takeaways From Eagles-Jets — Eagles News

The Eagles really did win this one right from the start.


-Darren Sproles has probably lost a step in his career, but he’s still lightning quick.

Revis disappeared into the pack of players from both teams shaking hands at midfield.

“When you make a play like that, and it’s on the other side, that walk back to your sideline is like the worst ever“, Marshall said. Marshall is a terrific player – he surpassed 10,000 yards receiving on Sunday – but there are going to be reminders why he has never played for a playoff team. All that panicking is over – for this week, at least. “We knew they were going to be stout against the run, play man-to-man on the outside and try to make you beat man coverage”. Brandon Bair started at defensive end in place of Thornton. Finishing 35/58 for 283 yards and a touchdown doesn’t appear bad on the surface, but factor in the three interceptions and it wasn’t pretty. “When I got up on the kicker, that’s when I kind of knew”. To create a more potent run game, they need better blocking. This dude might be a baller. “Go!” yelled 23-year-old Eagles’ fan Steve Griffin, as Sproles raced into the end zone to give the Eagles a 10-0 lead. Will it be in Philly? And Eric Rowe filled in for Chris Maragos in the dime package and had an interception as well.

“He should have had two [interceptions]”, cornerback Nolan Carroll said of Rowe.

The Jets certainly tried. “We have DeMarco Murray and Darren Sproles“.

With the ball coming his way, the veteran made the catch at the 11-yard line. “It sucks when things like that happen with a loss”.

“Do I hope they do well?”

3) Sam Bradford is still struggling. Mathews had a fourth-quarter fumble that gave the Jets the ball in Eagles territory. Bradford needs a few Coca-Cola and tin foil.

The offensive line deserves its fair share of the blame as well.

Asked about Bradford’s performance against the Jets, coach Chip Kelly said he did a “good job”. He’s like a little water bug that you just can’t catch.

Bradford’s 23-yard touchdown pass to running back Ryan Mathews lengthened the lead to 17-0 before Sproles capped the second quarter outburst by the Eagles by rushing one yard for a touchdown.

“Ryan’s our starter”, Bowles said, via

That turnover led to an Eagles touchdown.

-This offense is so vanilla and boring.

What were you thinking, Brandon?

Still there were no deep routes, again. Of course, the initial point in signing both was to lessen the load for two aging running backs who have had their share of injuries and their share of carries. Let’s run him to the left! Only one, Jordan Matthews, was a wide receiver. Nelson Agholor hasn’t really done anything. Riley Cooper wasn’t even targeted. One is in Kansas City and another is in Washington. “You have to be efficient and keep moving the chains and stay away from the turnovers”.

To their credit, they fared much better in the second half, but by that time it was too late. Kelly mixed up his running plays and formations, but execution and the Cowboys were the main reasons the Eagles were held to 7 yards.

Meanwhile, DeSean Jackson wasn’t on board. Remember when Foles or Sanchez would throw 300 yards without even playing well and we’d joke that anyone could put up 300 yards? Miles Austin is on board.


Bowles, in his first year as Jets head coach, has a tough test ahead, as the the Jets travel to London to take on the rival Miami Dolphins. And as we go, Ryan is our quarterback. I don’t remember him getting the dropsies this badly in San Diego. He dropped a ball or two, he turned the ball over. This offense can’t afford to leave big gainers on the table.

Brandon Marshall temporarily becomes rugby player, tries very dumb lateral off