Eagles Lead Jets 17-14 After 3rd Quarter


The Eagles lead the Jets 17-14 after three quarters.  Kurt Coleman’s two first half touchdowns got the Eagles going, and the safety now leads all Eagles with two preseason touchdowns.

After an early David Akers field goal, Coleman scored the Eagles first touchdown of the game on the final play of the first quarter, taking a Joe McKnight fumble 64 yards the other way.  The Jets answered in the middle of the second quarter, after an interception of Mike Kafka by Emanuel Cook gave New York the ball at the Eagles 15-yardline. Five plays later, Mark Brunell found Jeff Cumberland for a two-yard touchdown pass to cut the Eagles’ lead to 10-7.

Late in the first half, the Jets’ John Conner fumbled at the end of a 7-yard run and Coleman scooped it up and ran it back eight yards for a touchdown to put the Eagles up 17-7 going into the half.

In the second half, the Jets orchestrated a long touchdown drive ending in a 14 yard scamper to paydirt by Danny Woodhead, cutting the Birds’ lead to 17-14.  Philadelphia had a chance to answer, but David Akers missed a 49-yard field goal with 1:15 left in the third quarter.  The attempt came after Panel Egboh forced a fumble on a sack of Kellen Clemens.  Boo Robinson recovered, but the Eagles couldn’t pick up a first down.

At the end of the third quarter, the Jets have the ball at their own 45-yardline.