The Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) defeated the New York Jets (8-6) 45-19 on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Jets have to be absolutely stunned by the result of the game. The Eagles were just 1-5 at home this season. They certainly didn't look the part on Sunday. Philadelphia struck early and often. After the Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 lead, the Jets started to make a game out of the contest by scoring 13 unanswered points to make it 28-13 at halftime.
However, after the halftime break, the Eagles kept scoring. They added 10 more points in the third quarter and a touchdown to kick off the fourth quarter. The Jets got a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter but failed on the two-point conversion to make the score 45-19.
Both teams committed four turnovers apiece but the Eagles made the most of them. Their first touchdown came via fumble return. Mark Sanchez' first interception set up a touchdown drive for the Eagles, as did his fumble. The Jets got 10 points off of the Eagles' turnovers. It was not so much the points as the timing of the turnovers which made the difference as they allowed Philadelphia to build the 28-0 lead.
Mark Sanchez finished the game with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 150 yards passing. New York was unable to muster 100 yards on the ground. The Eagles piled up 420 total yards. LeSean McCoy and Brent Celek both had huge days for the Eagles. McCoy had 3 touchdowns and 102 yards rushing. Celek had 156 yards (on five catches) and a touchdown. Michael Vick passed for 276 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Vick also had a rushing touchdown.
The Jets will look to shake off this brutal loss when they take on the New York Giants on Dec. 24 at MetLife Stadium.