Miles Sanders, Haason Reddick come up big with Eagles rallying to beat Jaguars, 29 to 21
Miles Sanders, Haason Reddick come up big with Eagles rallying to beat Jaguars, 29 to 21Miles Sanders, Haason Reddick come up big with Eagles rallying to beat Jaguars, 29 to 21
The Birds started slow, falling behind 14 to 0 in part due to a pretty bad Jalen Hurts pick six. Early on, it looked like Doug Pederson was on track to get revenge against his former team.
But the Eagles broke off 29 points, aided by FIVE takeaways. Some of the Jags turning the ball over was pure sloppiness on their end. Some of it was great defensive effort. Overall, it was another strong showing by Jonathan Gannon’s defense. His unit has allowed just 27 offensive points over the last three games combined.
The Jags did try to get back into the game, capitalizing on a blown coverage by the Eagles late in the fourth quarter. But the Birds continued to ride their running game with Philly’s offensive line paving the way for Miles Sanders to have success on the ground. Sanders finished with 27 carries for 134 yards (5.0 average) and two touchdowns. He also had two receptions for 22 receiving yards.
Haason Reddick was the one to officially close the game out. He came up big with his second forced fumble of the day and his third of the season to allow the Eagles to run the clock out.
This was an important win for the Eagles. The Jags might not be a juggernaut but they were arguably the best team the Eagles have faced to this point. It was also critical for the Eagles to show some resiliency after facing adversity early on.
The Eagles will try to advance to 5-0 with a road game against the Arizona Cardinals up next on the schedule.Read on for a recap and stay tuned for BGN’s postgame coverage, including the
Eagles PA announcer welcomed Jaguars HC Doug Pederson back to the Linc to applause from Philly fans. pic.twitter.com/AKfLAiLhVC
Hurts interception: can't try to throw a crossing route that late. Asking for a tough collision at best -- a batted ball and a pick-six at worse.
Holding call on Goedert but a helluva juke by AJ Brown pic.twitter.com/Hw7LlRsJnV
The Birds got pushed back to their own 20-yard line but they didn’t let it stop them from scoring. A Hurts run on third down took it down to the 3-yard line. The Eagles went for it and Hurts powered through heavy contact for the Eagles’ first score. Hurts’ legs came up big there. Needed that TD. EAGLES 7, JAGUARS 14.
That ball has to be caught by Goedert. It’s not behind him, it’s put in a place that doesn’t lead him into contact. Shoulda been 6. pic.twitter.com/8Q1ZhficeM
Coverage bust once again. There has been far too much of that today. pic.twitter.com/FEzAQe1l9b
The weather is not so welcoming in Doug Pederson’s first trip back to the Linc. It’s a rainy and windy day in South Philly.
One could argue the inclement conditions work in the Jags’ favor. With the Eagles viewed as the superior team, any kind of unexpected variance or weird element introduced to the matchup could potentially be an equalizer.
Whether the weather is a factor or not, this is a big game for the Birds. The Jags appear to be the toughest opponent they’ve faced thus far. And so it will be very interesting to see how the Eagles fare.
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