The Philadelphia Eagles were defeated the New York Jets by a final score of 16 to 10 in the preseason finale. There's a lot to talk about so let's get right to it.
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Matt McGloin: 14 of 21 for 90 yards (4.3 average), 0 TD, 0 INT, 75.5 rating
Dane Evans: 10 of 20 for 110 yards (5.5 average), 1 TD, 1 INT, 57.0 rating
McGloin played the first half and was predictably bad. The good news is we’ll probably never have to watch him play for the Eagles again.
Evans didn’t look great but he showed some fight.
First half observations
Virtually no one attended this game.
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Beau Allen got the start at defensive tackle on defense. Next to Justin Hamilton. He immediately notched a run stop. No rust there.
The Jets’ starting offense went three-and-out against the Eagles’ backup defense. Lol.
Corey Clement, not Donnel Pumphrey, got the start at running back. He also didn’t play a ton, which is probably a good sign for his chances of making the roster.
Jaylen Watkins absolutely lit up Robby Anderson on a five-yard catch. He also almost came up with a pick-six but dropped it.
Joe Walker put a big hit on Josh McCown that injured the Jets’ starting quarterback. McCown returned to the game, however.
Elijah Qualls exploded into the back field to pick up a tackle for loss.
The Jets’ starting offense was held to a field goal in the red zone. Man, they’re awful.
Mack Hollins made a few nice catches. He makes it look effortless.
I’m just not seeing it with Pumphrey. Doesn’t look quick, fast, elusive, or explosive.
Aaron Grymes badly missed a tackle in the open field.
Don Cherry had tight coverage on Austin Seferian-Jenkins in the red zone but gave up a touchdown anyway.
Dillon Gordon got beat badly by Kony Ealy which caused McGloin to get strip-sacked.
Qualls with half a sack. The rookie looks pretty good.
McDougle broke up a Hackenberg pass while rushing him on a corner blitz.
Pumphrey finally showed something on a punt return but couldn’t break it all the way.
Caleb Sturgis missed short on a 58-yard field goal attempt.
Second half observations
McCalister notched a sack to give him 3.5 in the preseason.
Former Eagles safety Terrence Brooks had a nice pass breakup and made a nice play on special teams. Should of kept (sic).
Grugier-Hill made a nice open field tackle.
Gordon got beat on the inside. Not a great night for him at left tackle.
Hollins did a great job of downing a punt inside the five-yard line.
Gabe Wright strip-sacked Hackenberg.
Gibson dropped a pass. He got bumped as it came to him, but it was still catchable. And the bump was light.
Byron Marshall looked better than Pumphrey yet again. Even Rashard Davis looked more elusive.
Marcus Johnson scored a touchdown on a triple option play where the defense forgot about him. Nice play call.
The Jets fumbled late in the game to give the Eagles one last chance they didn’t deserve. A nice catch from Treggs and Gibson put Philly in the red zone. The Eagles couldn’t punch it in.
Jaylen Watkins exited the game early with a left foot injury. He eventually returned.
Tre Sullivan got banged up with an ankle injury.
Alex McCalister left the game early with a hamstring injury. Did not return. Stashing him on injured reserve for the second year in a row?
Donnel Pumphrey left with a head injury. Is that the phantom injury we were all expecting?
Greg Ward Jr. went down with an injury.
Up next: NFL roster cuts
No more Eagles training camp. No more Eagles preseason games. The 2017 NFL regular season schedule is right around the corner! The Eagles play their first game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1:00 PM ET in Landover, Maryland.
Before that arrives, however, the Eagles (and 31 other NFL teams) will be required to trim their roster down to the 53-player limit by Saturday, Sept. 2 at 4:00 PM EST. Cuts are expected to take place as soon as Friday, so stay tuned here to Bleeding Green Nation for complete coverage.