EAGLES NOTES AFTER WIN OVER STRUGGLING JETS
The Eagles improved to 3-2 on the season and now are on the road for three consecutive games: Minnesota, Dallas and Buffalo
DEFENSE SHINES IN EAGLES’ 31-6 VICTORY
Philadelphia became the first team in NFL history to record 10.0+ sacks, a fumble recovery TD and an INT-TD in the same game.
The Eagles recorded a fumble recovery TD and INT-TD in the same game for just the seventh time in team history, joining 11/12/90 vs. Washington, 12/3/89 at N.Y. Giants, 12/12/54 vs. N.Y. Giants, 12/7/52 vs. Dallas, 10/29/50 vs. Washington and 10/31/43 vs. Chicago Cardinals).
Philadelphia combined to sack Jets QB Luke Falk 10 times (-59 yards) in today’s game. The Eagles’ 10.0 sacks are tied for the 2nd-most in single-game franchise history (also 9/23/07 vs. Detroit), trailing only an 11.0-sack performance on 9/15/91 at Dallas.
Brandon Graham led the defense with a career-high 3.0 sacks. He is the first Eagles player to register 3.0 sacks in a single game since Fletcher Cox on 12/30/18 at Washington.Graham moved into 6th place on the Eagles’ all-time sacks list with 45.5, behind Reggie White (124.0, 1985-92),Trent Cole (85.5, 2005-14), Clyde Simmons (76.0, 1986-93), Hugh Douglas (54.5, 1998-2002, 2004) and Greg Brown (50.5, 1982-86).
Orlando Scandrick finished the game with a career-high 2.0 sacks (both strip-sacks) and a fumble recovery TD. Scandrick became just the fifth NFL defensive back since 1993 to record 2.0+ sacks and 2.0+ FFs in a single game, joining Brandon Meriweather (10/27/14 at Dallas with Washington), Drew Coleman (12/19/10 at Pittsburgh with N.Y. Jets), Kerry Rhodes (9/24/06 at Buffalo with N.Y. Jets) and John Lynch (12/31/05 at San Diego with Denver).
Scandrick is just the fifth defensive back in Eagles history to post 2.0 sacks in a single game, joining Brian Dawkins (11/19/00 vs. Arizona), Bobby Taylor (9/15/97 at Dallas), Wes Hopkins (10/6/91 at Tampa Bay) and Ray Ellis (12/8/85 vs. Washington).Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Daeshon Hall, Josh Sweat and Hassan Ridgeway each contributed 1.0 sack apiece in today’s 10.0-sack outing by the Eagles defense.Barnett has recorded 1.0+ sacks in consecutive games for the 2nd time in his career (last: 9/23/18 vs. Indianapolis and 9/30/18 at Tennessee).
The Eagles intercepted Jets QB Luke Falk twice in today’s game. Philadelphia has picked off opponents in 3 of the last 4 contests, including a pair of multi-INT performances (3 on 9/15/19 at Atlanta). The Eagles’ 6 INTs are their most through 5 games since 2015 (also 6 INTs).Nathan Gerry intercepted Falk in the first quarter on a pass intended for Jets RB Le’Veon Bell on fourth-and-1 and returned it 51 yards for a TD.
It was the Eagles’ first pick-six since Patrick Robinson’s 50-yard return on 1/21/18 vs. Minnesota (Vikings QB Case Keenum) in the 2017 NFC Championship Game.
It was Philadelphia’s first regular-season INT-TD since Jalen Mills’ 37-yard return on 10/29/17 vs. San Francisco (49ers QB C.J. Beathard).Gerry’s 51-yard INT-TD marked the first and longest pick-six by an Eagles LB since Jordan Hicks’ 67-yard return on 11/8/15 at Dallas (Cowboys QB Matt Cassel).
It was the longest by any Eagles player at Lincoln Financial Field since Brandon Boykin’s 54-yard return vs. Chicago (Bears QB Jay Cutler).Rodney McLeod picked off Falk in the second quarter and returned the ball 23 yards to the NYJ 42, marking his first INT of the season and 12th of his NFL career.Philadelphia, which entered today’s game with the NFL’s 4th-ranked rushing defense, held the Jets to only 67 rushing yards, including only 43 by RB Le’Veon Bell.
The Eagles have not allowed 100+ rushing yards in 8 consecutive regular-season games.Philadelphia limited the Jets to just 3-of-14 (21.4%) on third down.
OFFENSIVE SCORING DRIVES
Philadelphia claimed an early 7-0 advantage following a 9-play, 53-yard opening drive that resulted in a 1-yard rushing TD by Jordan Howard, who leads the team with 4 rushing TDs this season.
Howard has 5 offensive TDs in his last 3 games. He is the first Eagles RB with 5+ offensive TDs in a 3-game span since LeSean McCoy from 12/1/11-12/18/11 (also 5 TDs).Howard is the first Eagle to rush for TDs in 3 consecutive games since Ryan Mathews from 12/11/11-12/18/11 (also 3 games).Zach Ertz capped a 7-play, 42-yard scoring drive in the second quarter with his first TD of the season, a 7-yard catch that gave the Eagles a 21-0
Philadelphia went into halftime with a 21-0 lead. That was the Eagles’ most points while shutting out an opponent in the first half since 11/26/17 vs. Chicago (24-0 lead). It was also their 3rd-largest first-half point differential under Doug Pederson (since 2016), behind 11/26/17 vs. Chicago (24 points, 24-0) and 11/5/17 vs. Denver (22 points, 31-9).
Jake Elliott kicked a 28-yard FG to give the Eagles a 24-0 lead in the third quarter. The FG completed a 12-play, 77-yard scoring drive that took 7:08 off the clock.
SPROLES MOVES INTO NFL’S TOP 5 IN ALL-PURPOSE YARDS
Darren Sproles (19,684) surpassed Tim Brown (19,682, 1988-2004) for the 5th-most all-purpose yards in NFL history, trailing only Jerry Rice (23,546, 1985-2004), Brian Mitchell (23,330, 1990-2003), Walter Payton (21,803, 1975-87) and Emmitt Smith (21,564, 1990-2004).
ADDITIONAL POST-GAME NOTES
Doug Pederson has led the Eagles to a 36-22 record since 2016 (including playoffs), which marks the highest winning percentage (.621) by a head coach in franchise history.Including playoffs, Philadelphia owns the 2nd-best home winning percentage (.759, 22-7) in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New England (.871, 27-4).
The Eagles have won 9 of their last 13 home games.Philadelphia has produced an undefeated 11-0 record in the all-time series vs. N.Y. Jets.According to Elias Sports, the Eagles’ 11 wins against the Jets are the most wins without a loss by any current team against a single opponent. (Philadelphia has also posted a perfect 5-0 record in its all-time series vs. Houston).
Miles Sanders registered a 36-yard reception in the first quarter, which marked his third 30+ yard catch this season (also 40 and 33 yards on 9/22/19 vs. Detroit). Sanders’ three 30+ yard receptions are the most by an NFL rookie RB through 5 games since at least 1991.Sanders has recorded a 30+ yard play from scrimmage in 3 consecutive games.
These notes are from Eagles Media Relations Department. Edited and formatted by Al Thompson - Follow Al Thompson on Twitter @thompsoniii