Penalties and personal fouls/cheap shots
It's been said time and time again. Don't beat yourselves. The Eagles did that early and often on Sunday.
7. Illegal Shift penalty, removing a 15-yard catch by Olamide Zaccheaus
It’s one thing to have a penalty wipe away a three-yard run. It’s a totally different thing to have a penalty wipe away a first down.
Regardless, penalties are correctable, you just wish that it didn’t come in such a high-leverage situation against a good defense.
8. Allen Lazard blindside blocks Reed Blankenship, taking him out of the game
Safety Reed Blankenship has been amazing this year, so when Jets wide receiver Allen Lazard took an incredibly cheap shot to take Blankenship out of the game, it was a pretty big deal.
The Jets offense doesn’t have the capability to make a play that can get to the second level, so backup Mekhi Garner was never really exposed. The big thing here is that this injury is going to reverberate for a couple of weeks, especially with Miami coming to town in Week 7.
Verdict: Again, injuries are uncorrectable, especially when it’s due to a cheap shot from a dirty player and directed by a dirty coach.
We all remember the Eagles' first preseason game in 2022 versus New York. Jets head coach Robert Saleh was more than fine with a Jets defender taking a shot at Jalen Hurts out of bounds.
Then, when you match that up with Saleh doing his whole "11 kisses" thing last week. There is a non-zero chance of you convincing us that his message to his players was to take shots at the Eagles' playmakers when they had the chance to do so.