NFL Game Recap - NY Jets at Philadelphia
Sun Oct 6, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LAR
29
SEA
30
F
NE
33
WAS
7
F
BUF
14
TEN
7
F
BAL
26
PIT
23
F OT
NYJ
6
PHI
31
F
CHI
21
OAK
24
F
MIN
28
NYG
10
F
TB
24
NO
31
F
ATL
32
HOU
53
F
ARI
26
CIN
23
F
JAX
27
CAR
34
F
DEN
20
LAC
13
F
GB
34
DAL
24
F
IND
19
KC
13
F
CLE
3
SF
31
F

Oct 6, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

NY Jets (0-4)

0

0

0

6

6

Philadelphia (3-2)

14

7

3

7

31

Defense dominates, Eagles rout Jets 31-6
Sun Oct 6, 2019 8:52 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles were the real Gang Green defense.

Nate Gerry returned an interception for a score , Orlando Scandrick took a strip-sack the distance and Philadelphia routed the New York Jets 31-6 on Sunday.

The Eagles (3-2) smothered third-string quarterback Luke Falk and overwhelmed New York's offense on a day Carson Wentz was ordinary.

Wentz threw for 189 yards and one touchdown. Jordan Howard ran for 62 yards and one TD.

But Philly's defense didn't need much help. The Eagles became the first team in NFL history to record 10 sacks and score two defensive touchdowns in a single game.

"Our defense carried us," Howard said.

Brandon Graham had a career-high three of Philadelphia's 10 sacks after he only had four last season. The performance was reminiscent of Buddy Ryan's old defense led by Reggie White in the late 1980s. That unit was called the "Gang Green" defense, which has been the Jets' team nickname for years.

"We finally got them sacks in a big way," Graham said.

Sam Darnold missed his third straight game for the Jets (0-4) while he recovers from mononucleosis, so Falk made his second start after opening the season on New York's practice squad. Falk threw two interceptions and was sacked nine times before leaving late in the game and being replaced by David Fales, who was re-signed by the Jets on Friday. Falk replaced Trevor Siemian - Darnold's original backup - after he sustained a season-ending ankle injury in Week 2.

"I'm not going to make excuses. I have to perform better," said Falk, who didn't get snaps with the starters until Friday because the Jets hoped Darnold would be cleared to play.

Gerry gave the Eagles a 14-0 lead in the first quarter when he jumped in front of Falk's fourth-down pass and returned it 51 yards.

"Where we want to be as a team, the defense has to set the standard," Gerry said.

Scandrick, playing his first game with the Eagles, had two sacks on corner blitzes. He stole the ball from Falk on the second one and ran it back 44 yards to make it 31-6 in the fourth quarter.

"I was just finishing the play and not being satisfied with the sack," Scandrick said about ripping the ball out of Falk's hands.

The defense dominated the Jets from the start, holding an opponent to no points on an opening drive for the first time this season.

Howard ran in from the 1 to cap a 53-yard drive for a 7-0 lead.

But the Eagles couldn't get anything going on their next four possessions until Rodney McLeod returned an interception 23 yards to the Jets 42 late in the second quarter.

Wentz then fired an 11-yard TD pass to Zach Ertz for a 21-0 halftime lead.

The Jets snapped the shutout after Corey Clement muffed a punt and Trenton Cannon recovered at the Eagles 19.

Vyncint Smith scored on an end-around on the next play, but the 2-point conversion failed. That was New York's second offensive touchdown this season and first since Week 1.

"We're not doing anything right (on offense)," Jets coach Adam Gase said. "We're playing bad."

DROUGHT ENDS

The Jets went 12 straight quarters without an offensive touchdown before Smith scored. That was the longest streak in the league since the Titans went 14 straight quarters without an offensive TD in 2010.

BUDDY'S BOYS

The Eagles had a pick-6 and a fumble return TD for the first time since Ryan's defense did it on Nov. 12, 1990, against the Redskins. It's the third time they've done it in the Super Bowl era.

UNDEFEATED

The Eagles are 11-0 against the Jets.

MOVING ON UP

Eagles running back/punt returner Darren Sproles moved past Tim Brown into fifth place on the NFL's all-time list for all-purpose yards. Brown had 19,682 yards. Jerry Rice is first at 23,546.

STREAK OVER

The Eagles scored TDs on their first two possessions inside the red zone to extend their streak to nine straight before settling for a field goal on the next trip inside New York's 20.

INJURIES

Jets: LB C.J. Mosley missed his third straight game with a groin injury and LG Kelechi Osemele was out with shoulder/knee injuries. ... Falk cleared concussion protocol after a hit late in the game.

Eagles: Sproles left with a quad injury in the second half.

UP NEXT

Jets: Host Dallas next week.

Eagles: At Minnesota next week.

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Passing

NYJ Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
L. Falk 26 15 57.7 0 120 16 2 37.3 9
PHI Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
C. Wentz 29 17 58.6 1 189 36 0 89.6 1

Rushing

NYJ Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Bell 15 43 2.9 13 0
V. Smith 1 19 19.0 19 1
PHI Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Howard 13 62 4.8 15 1
M. Sanders 9 15 1.7 8 0

Receiving

NYJ Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Thomas 4 47 11.8 16 0
L. Bell 7 45 6.4 14 0
PHI Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
Z. Ertz 5 57 11.4 21 1
A. Jeffery 6 52 8.7 13 0

Team Stats Comparison

NYJ PHI
Points For 6 31
Total Yards 128 265
Rushing Yards 67 84
Passing Yards 61 181
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/26 17/29
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 3/1
First Downs 9 17
Rushing Touchdowns 1 1
Passing Touchdowns 0 1
Penalties - Yards 9/52 9/76
Time Of Possession 29:08 30:52
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/14 5/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/2
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 1/1 2/3
Sacks Against 10 1
Punts - Average Yards 8/51 5/47
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 2/6 6/6
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 2/23 1/24

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NYJ PHI
PHI 7:16 TD Jordan Howard 1 yd run (Jake Elliott kick) 0 7
PHI 9:56 TD Nathan Gerry 51 yd interception return (Jake Elliott kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter NYJ PHI
PHI 14:26 TD Zach Ertz 11 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 0 21
3rd Quarter NYJ PHI
PHI 13:34 FG Jake Elliott 28 yd FG 0 24
4th Quarter NYJ PHI
NYJ 0:28 TD Vyncint Smith 19 yd run (failed 2pt Pass from Luke Falk) 6 24
PHI 7:21 TD Orlando Scandrick 44 yd opp fumble return (Jake Elliott kick) 6 31

Game Information

Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 69,796
Game Time: 3:01
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