Preseason Preview Week Four: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
Mets Let Ruben Amaro Jr. Go from Front Office Role

Halftime Report: Eagles at Jets

Embed from Getty Images

By Matt Ryan, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

The Eagles face the New York Jets in the last game of the 2019 NFL pre season. The game has been very low scoring with the Jets leading 3-0 at halftime. Here’s what we saw in the first 30 minutes of action:

What Worked

  • The defensive line has played great in the first half. Hassan Ridgeway had a key sack on 3rd and five to push a field goal attept back to the 43-yard line which was eventually missed.
  • The Eagles run defense has dominated so far allowing just 29 yards.
  • The defense has done a great job putting pressure on the quarterback, hitting the quarterback six times in the first half.

What Didn't

  • Wendell Smallwood was puting together a nice drive until he fumbled just outside of the red zone. Not good coming from someone who is on the fringe of not making the 53-man roster.
  • Clayton Thorston threw an interception inside Eagles terrory. That drive ended in a chip shot field goal for the Jets, putting them up 3-0.
  • The offense has not been able to get anything going, putting up just 70 yards from scrimmage in the entire first half.

Halftime Adjustment

The offense needs to hit their stride. Thorston has not thrown the ball downfiled with exception of one 25-yard completion to Marken Michel. In order to put some points on the board, Thorston needs to let the ball fly. The secondary has not looked great, allowing recivers to get wide open for easy 10-yard receptions.

Second Half X-Factor: Clayton Thorston

Clayton Thorston needs to start making plays if the Eagles are going to win this game. Thorston has not been sharp, throwing an interception and compleating just six passes. The game is still well in reach as the Eagles are only down by three, but Thorston is going to need to step up and make plays in order for the Eagles to pull this one out.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)