EAS RUTHERFORD, NJ, U.S. (AP) – Gardner Minshew started as a starting quarterback in place of the injured Jalen Hurts and led a clock-consuming offense for the Philadelphia Eagles, who scored on their first seven possessions on Sunday. in a 33-18 victory over the New York Jets.
Minshew completed 20 of 25 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns to Dallas Goedert. Kenneth Gainwell ran for another touchdown, Jake Elliott connected four field goals and the Eagles (6-7) improved their record to 12-0 all-time against the Jets (3-9).RELATED
With Hurts out of action with an ankle injury, Philadelphia rebounded from last week’s disappointing 13-7 loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium by tearing the Jets defense apart one offensive series after another. . The only series the Eagles didn’t score was the last one.
Although the victory could have been expensive for Philadelphia, as running back Miles Sanders left in the fourth quarter with an ankle discomfort, after a performance of 120 yards on 24 carries. Center Jason Kelce also limped off the court in the final two-minute break.
It looked like the Jets and Eagles were going to have a scoring festival after both had touchdowns on their first three possessions. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, which has kept records since 1978, it was the first game in which both teams scored touchdowns in their first three offensive series.