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Eagles 45 – NY Jets 19

by Phil Sullivan on December 18, 2011

The final score says it all and after a beating like that the only thing the Jets can do is be thankful their playoff hopes are still alive.  The Jets still control their own destiny after losses by the Titans and Raiders.  A complete game recap courtesy of the Associated Press appears below, but first some quick thoughts:

  • Santonio Holmes had several costly miscues early in the 1st quarter; a fumble that was returned for a TD and a Mark Sanchez pass slipped through his hands and was intercepted.  Physical mistakes happen and when you have a Super Bowl MVP on your resume you will get the benefit of the doubt more often than not.  What is not excusable is a taunting penalty after a TD catch when your team is losing.  Act like you have been there before, this saying seems to be something Santonio Holmes is a bit unclear on…
  • Wayne Hunter is not the answer at Right Tackle.  Unfortunately Vladimir Ducasse is not the answer right now either.  The waiver wire sounds good right about now, the Jets should be checking for veteran help immediately.

PHILADELPHIA — LeSean McCoy ran for three touchdowns to set two team records, and the Philadelphia Eagles routed the New York Jets 45-19 on Sunday to stay in the NFC East race.

The Eagles (6-8) have won two in a row for just the second time this season and somehow still have a chance to repeat as NFC East champions despite underachieving most of the year. But they have to catch the Dallas Cowboys (8-6) and New York Giants (7-7).

The loss snapped New York’s three-game winning streak, dropping the Jets (8-6) into a tie with the Cincinnati Bengals for the final wild-card spot in the AFC.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick threw for 274 yards and one touchdown, and he also ran for a score in his second game back after missing three with broken ribs.

McCoy had 102 rushing yards and surpassed Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren with his 19th touchdown of the season and 16th rushing touchdown.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

Phil Sullivan

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