The Philadelphia Eagles finished the fourth and final game of their 2016 preseason schedule with a win on Thursday evening. The Eagles advanced to 4-0 in the preseason by defeating the New York Jets by a final score of 14 to 6. Read on for observations from the game.
Chase Daniel: 14 of 22, 131 yards, 6.0 average, 0 TD, 2 INT, 42.0 rating
McLeod Bethel-Thompson: 13 of 16, 82 yards, 5.1 average, 0 TD, 0 INT, 88.0 rating
Daniel's first interception was bad. He threw right at a Jets defender, who deflected the ball into the arms of another opposing player. Daniel got drilled as he threw on his second pick. It was another bad pass right to a Jets linebacker. Daniel didn't have great protection to work with for most of the night, but he struggled.
MBT had a bad fumble after taking off on the run. He was fine enough as a passer.
First half observations
Lane Johnson did not start, as Doug Pederson said he would earlier this week. Johnson didn't play at all.
Mychal Kendricks played the first few defensive series.
Beau Allen blew up a Jets rushing attempt on New York's second offensive play of the game.
Paul Turner was on punt return duty with Kenjon Barner not playing. His first try went for 12 yards.
Chris Pantale dropped two passes.
Marcus Smith did a great job of exploding into the backfield to blow up a run play. Big tackle for loss.
Turner made a few nice catches on Philadelphia's second offensive drive.
JaCorey Shepherd got burned deep by former Temple receiver Robby Anderson for a 44-yard touchdown.
Ed Reynolds got called for taunting after staring down Khiry Robinson while standing over him.
Steven Means forced Christian Hackenberg into an intentional grounding. He's had a great summer.
Turner returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown. He had really good blocking.
Reynolds made a nice tackle to kill a Jets screen play before it had a chance to go anywhere.
Second half observations
Eric Rowe got called for pass interference on a pass deep down the field. Then he recorded a pass breakup after making a big hit.
Aziz Shittu was often disruptive. He blew up a few run plays.
Cedric O'Neal fumbled twice.
Bryan Braman pressured Hackenberg into throwing a really bad pick to Reynolds. The Eagles safety returned the pick 90 yards for a touchdown.
Hackenberg looked pretty bad.
Reynolds almost came up with his second pick six of the night but dropped it. He might not make the Eagles but he could catch on with another team.
Tight end M.J. MacFarland left the game with a knee injury and did not return.
Up next: NFL roster cuts
No more Eagles training camp. No more Eagles preseason games. The start of the 2016 NFL regular season is right around the corner! The Eagles play their first game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET in Philadelphia.
Before the home opener arrives, however, the Eagles (and 31 other NFL teams) will be required to trim their roster down to 53 players by the deadline on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 4:00 PM ET. Cuts are expected to take place as soon as Friday, so stay tuned here to Bleeding Green Nation for complete coverage.