NFL Game Summary - NY Jets at Philadelphia|
(Sunday, December 18th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 45, NY Jets 19
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - LeSean McCoy broke the Eagles' single-
season touchdown record with three scores and Michael Vick threw for 274 yards
and a touchdown, as Philadelphia routed the New York Jets, 45-19.
McCoy finished the game with 102 yards on 18 carries for Philadelphia (6-8),
which kept its slim playoff hopes alive. McCoy has 20 touchdowns on the
season, which passed Steve Van Buren for the Eagles' single-season touchdown
mark. Van Buren scored 18 touchdowns in a 10-game season in 1945.
"It feels good to still have a chance to even be considered in the playoff
race. We've been through a lot and this team is really resilient," said Vick.
"We have a great deal of resolve and we just try to go out each and every week
and get better."
Brent Celek caught five balls for 156 yards and a touchdown, while Jeremy
Maclin had three receptions for 57 yards in the victory.
Philadelphia's Jason Babin had three sacks, becoming just the 10th player in
NFL history to record at least three sacks in back-to-back games. He also
passed Minnesota's Jared Allen for the NFL sack lead with 18.
Mark Sanchez was 15-of-26 for 150 yards with two touchdowns and two
interceptions for the Jets (8-6), who are now tied with the Cincinnati Bengals
for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. New York holds the tiebreaker.
Santonio Holmes had four receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown, while Shonn
Greene had 73 yards rushing on 18 carries in defeat.
The Eagles got off to a soaring start, reeling off the game's first 28 points.
Kurt Coleman stripped Holmes after a seven-yard reception on New York's first
possession. Juqua Parker scooped up the loose ball and returned it 47 yards
for the score.
After a Jets three-and-out on their ensuing series, T.J. Conley punted 44
yards to Philadelphia's 14-yard line, but as the ball bounced backward it hit
the Eagles' Curtis Marsh and the Jets made the recovery. But Asante Samuel
intercepted Sanchez on the Jets' second play after the turnover and the Eagles
regained possession at the 23-yard line.
Vick found Celek for a 26-yard touchdown on the ensuing drive to cap off the
seven-play, 77-yard march as Philadelphia took a 14-0 advantage late in the
After another Jets three-and-out, Vick scampered in from 11 yards out to make
it 21-0 early in the second quarter.
Sanchez fumbled on New York's ensuing drive, and Joselio Hanson recovered the
ball in Jets territory at the 17-yard line. The miscue led to McCoy's nine-
yard TD run up the middle for a 28-0 margin midway through the second quarter.
But the Jets fought back and scored the next 13 points to make it a 28-13
game at the half.
Nick Folk booted through a 39-yard field goal to put the Jets on the board,
and Dion Lewis fumbled on the ensuing kickoff as New York recovered the ball
at Philadelphia's 24-yard line. Three plays later, Sanchez found Holmes for a
25-yard score, and a 28-10 game with 4:42 left.
The Jets added another Folk field goal, this from 28 yards out, with 46
seconds left in the half.
The Eagles had a quick five-play, 89-yard touchdown drive on their opening
second half possession to take a 35-13 lead. Celek had a 73-yard catch-and-run
down the right sideline to the one-yard line, and McCoy punched it in two
Alex Henery made a 28-year field goal on the Eagles' next drive to
make it 38-13 late in the third quarter, and McCoy scampered for a 33-yard
score down the right sideline for his third touchdown early in the fourth
quarter for a 45-13 lead.
"Obviously a horrendous performance by us, that goes without saying. That was
about as bad as it gets, especially in the first half and early in the third
quarter," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. "We couldn't stop them on defense. We
were turning the ball over on offense. It was a terrible performance."
Plaxico Burress made a tremendous diving one-handed touchdown reception from
nine yards out to account for the final scoring. The two-point conversion was
Celek accumulated the most yards by an Eagles tight end since Pete Retzlaff
caught seven balls for 204 yards against the Washington Redskins on November
14, 1965...The 45 points scored was an Eagles season high, while the 45 points
was the most allowed by the Jets this season...Celek's 73-yard reception was a
12/18 21:20:42 ET