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Carson Wentz didn’t need to do much and was asked to play a game manager role. The Eagles were easily able to move the ball down the field with a large lead for the majority of the night. The Eagles’ offense successfully executed long drives against the Jets defense that was on the field for far too many plays.
Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders feasted on a Jets defense that looked tired and worn out early in the second half due to the offense’s inability to extend drives and the physical running style of Howard.
The perennially dominant Brandon Graham stood out in a game that featured a number of strong performances on the Eagles’ front seven, contributing key plays against both the run and pass.
The Eagles’ secondary kept everything in front of them, forcing Falk into dump-offs and short throws all game. It’s a positional unit that’s been in flux both in the offseason and during the season with late additions Orlando Scandrick and Craig James. Scandrick, in particular, was impressive with his strip-sack returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Jets’ defense was clearly gassed by the time the second half rolled around and didn’t seem to be playing with much energy. Sanders and Howard rolled over New York’s front seven when called upon.
Steve McClendon registered a few pressures on Wentz, but outside of those plays, Wentz usually had time to pick apart the defense with short and accurate passes when the Eagles weren’t running the football.
Luke Falk endured constant pressure throughout the game but did little to help his own cause, giving up two fumbles in a game where he struggled to demonstrate a strong presence in the pocket. A pick-six in the first quarter proved costly.
With little to write home about for the Jets’ offense, Le’Veon Bell made the most of what he had to work with. He demonstrated his usual shiftiness with a handful of broken tackles and added some yards after the catch to a bunch of targets that routinely found him working from the short areas of the field.