Jets Routed By Eagles, 45-19, As Three-Game Winning Streak Ends

The New York Jets were embarrassed Sunday by the Philadelphia Eagles, making their road to the playoffs that much more difficult

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Jets-Eagles Post-Game Reaction: Ryan Bemoans 'Horrendous Performance'

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan termed his team’s effort in Sunday’s 45-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles a “horrendous performance” during his post-game press conference.

The Jets are now 8-6 and still in position to be a wild-card team in the AFC heading into Saturday’s showdown with the New York Giants.

:We entered the game thinking that we had to run the table and that we controlled our own destiny. We come out of the game, we need to win the rest of the games and we control our own destiny," Ryan said. “It’s sitting right in front of us. We’ve gotta win two games.”

The Jets surrendered 420 yards of total offense to Philadelphia Sunday and turned the ball over four times.

“It does count as only one game, but that’s as bad it as gets,” Ryan said. “Give up that many points you’re not going to beat anybody.”

The Giants also suffered a bad loss Sunday as they fell to the Washington Redskins, 23-10.

“We’re both fighting for our playoff lives, but to say there won’t be any extra incentive isn’t right. We go to the same restauarant, gusy date the same girls. I don’t know,” Ryan said. “You want to own your town you have to win that game.”


Jets Vs. Eagles: Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The New York Jets (8-5) visit the Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. Here is your television and radio information.


Jets At Eagles: Game Day Overview

The New York Jets (8-5) travel to Lincoln Financial Field today (4:15 p.m. ET/CBS) to play the Philadelphia Eagles (5-8). A fourth straight victory would go a long way toward securing a playoff berth for New York.

Can the Jets get that victory?

KEYS TO THE GAME: How much will the Jets miss safety Jim Leonhard, out for the season after suffering a knee injury last Sunday? … The Eagles are pretty healthy offensively, with quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in the lineup. Can the Jets contain the Eagles big-play offense? … Can the Jets ‘Ground and Pound’ offense control the clock against a Philadelphia team that has at times struggled against the run?

KEY INJURIES: In addition to Leonhard, the Jets will be without defensive back Marquice Cole (knee).

THE LINE: The Jets have the superior record, and seemingly more to play for, but the Eagles are still a three-point favorite at home.


Bart Scott Says Jets Must Improve

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has made more than his fair share of brash statements over the past three seasons. Linebacker Bart Scott did not exactly follow suit this week when he said the 8-5 Jets were not a Super Bowl-caliber team "or even a playoff team" right now.

"We’re playing better football," Scott said, "but we’re not playing nearly the type of football we’re capable of."

What did Ryan think of Scott’s assessment?

“We know we have to improve as a team in all phases. And we challenged our team that way. That’s the mentality, is we’ve got to keep getting better. You can’t stay the same or anything else. We have to get better. So, that’s our mentality, that’s our mindset,” Ryan said. “Do I think we’re a playoff team? I absolutely do, but we have work to do.”

The Jets travel to Philadelphia to face the 5-8 Eagles on Sunday.


Jets At Eagles: Philadelphia Scouting Report

To say the least, the 2011 season has not gone according to plan for the Philadelphia Eagles. Rather than offering a potential Super Bowl glimpse, Sunday's match-up with the New York Jets simply offers the disappointing 5-8 Eagles another opportunity to try to finish the season with some semblance of dignity.

The Eagles may still mathematically be in the NFC East race, but the reality is this season will fall far short of the expectations created when Nnamdi Asomugha, Jason Babin and others decided to join Philly this season. The Jets (8-5) are still fighting to secure a playoff berth, which has become more likely as they have won three straight games.

Let's take a quick look at the Eagles as Sunday's 4:15 p.m. ET kickoff approaches.


Philadelphia is quarterbacked by Michael Vick, who has started 10 of Philly's 13 games this season, missing the other three with injuries. Vick's combination of arm strength and running ability mean "you're never going to be comfortable," said Jets coach Rex Ryan.

Running back LeSean McCoy already has 1,172 yards rushing and another 310 receiving for the Eagles. Jremey Maclin, DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant and Brent Celek -- along with McCoy -- gives Vick a talented group to throw to.


The Eagles have struggled most of the season with first-year coordinator Juan Castillo. Asomugha has not had the expected impact after coming to Philadelphia as a much-ballyhooed free agent. The Eagles do, however, have a pair of tremendous pass rushers in Babin (15 sacks) and Trent Cole (nine).


Jackson is averaging only 6.8 yards per punt return this season, but ask the Giants how dangerous he is. Rookie field-goal kicker Chas Henery has made 19-of-22.

Team Stats - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 22.8 399.2 (4th) 250.3 (11th) 148.9 (3rd)
Def 22.5 334.0 (11th) 218.9 (12th) 115.1 (18th)


New York Jets Roster: Gerald Alexander Added To Replace Jim Leonhard

The New York Jets today signed safety Gerald Alexander to take the roster spot of starting safety Jim Leonhard, placed on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending knee injury Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Originally selected by the Lions in the second round (61st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, Alexander spent two seasons in Detroit, starting 17-of-21 games and recording 65 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks before being placed on injured reserve.

Since then has played for Jacksonville, Carolina and Miami. He played two games for the Dolphins earlier this year before being released.

Brodney Pool will taken Leonhard’s spot in the Jets’ starting lineup.

“Obviously, it’s a huge blow to our football team, but it’s one that we think we can overcome. We’re very fortunate as a team to have a great player like Brodney Pool as a backup safety. Now he comes in, he’s our starting safety with Eric Smith,” said Jets coach Rex Ryan. “We closed out the season last year that way. Brodney did a tremendous job as the season went on, so we’re definitely in his capable hands to fill in for Jimmy.”

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