Jets-Eagles Analysis

Posted Sep 27, 2015

Eric Allen Recaps the Green & White's Performance Sunday in Real Time

Biggest Deficit of 2015: Darren Sproles’ franchise-long 89 yard punt return score for the Eagles gave the visitors a 10-0 lead early in the second stanza. The Jets, who never trailed against the Colts, fell behind the Browns 7-0 in Week 1.

Offense Stagnant: Minus Eric Decker and with Chris Ivory (groin) not taking reps, the Jets failed to take advantage of good field position early. The club ran 12 plays in the first quarter and managed just 35 yards. The Green & White converted on just 1 of their first 6 third downs, but Jeremy Kerley has his first four receptions of 2015.

Defense Holding Up: Despite no takeaways in the first 1.5 quarters, the defense has only surrendered a Cody Parkey 30-yard field goal. There were a couple of missed tackles and Ryan Mathews dropped an easy one on a blown coverage, but they’ve held their own against the Eagles fast-paced attack.

24 Point Game: With DeMarco Murray inactive, the Eagles built a 24-0 lead with the help of two other talented RBs – Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews. The latter got behind Demario Davis for a 23-yard scoring reception midway through the second stanza. Sproles got in the traditional way on a scoring run following a Jets’ giveaway and ealier on special teams while Matthews (10-67) has run well all afternoon.

Marshall Provides Some Momentum: In rebound mode after his first half lateral went the other way, Brandon Marshall put the Jets on the board before the break. After getting the Jets into the red zone with a 18-yard sideline reception, the 6’4”, 230-pounder went up high for a 16-yard touchdown seconds before intermission. Marshall now has a scoring grab in each of the Green & White’s first three games. Still plenty of ground to make-up at 24-7.

Marshall Hits Milestone in 3rd: The Jets weren’t able to cut into the deficit in the third, but Brandon Marshall reached a personal achievement as his 14-yard reception moved him past 10,000 for his career.

Scramble Mode Late: Fitzpatrick threw his second TD of the afternoon - 7-yarder to Kerley – in the fourth stanza. But Fitzpatrick was intercepted twice in the final quarter as the Jets desperately tried to get back into the ball game. With just three minutes on the clock, New York’s AFC representative was a -3 in the turnover department.


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