The Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) defeated the New York Jets (8-6) at home in a blow-out fashion, winning the game 45-19. The Eagles entered the game coming off a big win on the road against the Miami Dolphins, and are technically still fighting for a playoff berth. New York came down to Philadelphia riding a three-game winning streak and were looking to gain ground in the AFC Wild Card race.
I have no idea where this Eagles team, that showed up against the Jets, has been all season. The offense was dynamic, and the defense was opportunistic and agressive. All of the free agents that Philadelphia brought in this off-season, especially defensively, made a huge impact. Michael Vick looked sharp, and LeSean McCoy was on fire the entire game, breaking the Eagles-franchise season touchdown record previously held by Steve Van-Buren.
The best way to describe this win is that everything went right. The offense could do no wrong, and the only mistake was a special teams fumble on a kick return by rookie Dion Lewis. Philadelphia’s defense was nearly perfect, both in defending the run and in the secondary. For the first time all season, this Eagles squad was cohesive, together, and played like a Super Bowl contender.
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