The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Jets 37-7 on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field, the final game of the preseason. With the win the Eagles move to 2-2 on their 2014 preseason schedule. Players that stood out in the game include Cody Parkey and Henry Josey, among others.
Matt Barkley - 21/33, 253 yards, 7.7 average, 1 TD, 1 INT, 84.5 rating
Barkley was far from perfect but overall his play was encouraging. There was more positive than negative.
G.J. Kinne - 3-3, 39 yards, 13.0 average, 1 TD, 0 INT, 158.3 rating
Rookie Cody Parkey vs. Jets: made field goals from 54, 53, 25. Three year vet Alex Henery’s career long: 51.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) August 29, 2014
Players that stood out
Cody Parkey - 3/3 with makes from 54, 53, and 25
Henry Josey - 20 carries, 114 yards, 5.5 average
Jeff Maehl - 4 receptions, 84 yards
Arrelious Benn - 2 receptions, 55 yards
FIRST HALF OBSERVATIONS
Eagles win the toss and opt to receive. Kenjon Barner returns the first kickoff.
By design, former Eagles and current Jets QB Michael Vick only played one snap. Vick received a nice little ovation as he walked off the field.
Rookie Jaylen Watkins breaks up a pass and makes a tackle on the first defensive series.
Henry Josey with some impressive runs on the Eagles second offensive drive. Barkley kills the drive with an interception intended for undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Quron Pratt in the endzone.
Matthew Tucker, who has had a good preseason, breaks off some nice runs as well. The run blocking looks really great.
Barkley with an impressive deep ball to a wide open Arrelious Benn is good for a touchdown. That's a good bounce back effort from Barkley. One of the more impressive throws I've seen Barkley make in his career. Not a bad play for Benn either, of course, who just might be in the mix to earn a roster spot as a sixth wide receiver.
Cody Parkey takes the first extra point attempt and makes it. Tucker follows up with a good special teams tackle on kickoff coverage.
Jeff Maehl makes a good adjustment on a ball in the air for a deep catch down field. Barkley put it up where Maehl could fight for it. Maehl and Benn are fighting hard for a sixth receiver spot that may or may not exist.
Tight end Trey Burton makes an impressive diving catch on a play that didn't count because he couldn't stay in-bounds. Also a penalty on the play.
Eagles face a 4th and 1 and go for it instead of kicking. This isn't all that unlike Chip Kelly, but it's interesting the Eagles didn't want to give one of their kickers a chance to hit the 28-yard attempt.
Barkley overthrows Pratt deep down the sideline. Shame, because if the pass was on target, it would have easily gone for six.
Cody Parkey attempts a 54-yard field goal... and it's good! With room to spare. How about that? Parkey's 54-yard make is three yards longer than Alex Henery's career long of 51.
Parkey drills another field goal, but shorter this time: 25 yards.
SECOND HALF OBSERVATIONS
Alex Henery kicks off to start the second half. It's an ugly, wobbly kick but it ends up being a touchback due to a failed effort from the Jets' returner.
Rookie safety Ed Reynolds II misses a golden opportunity to make a big play when a deep ball goes right through his hands. I'm not sure how he didn't end up with the ball on that play.
Another make for Parkey! This time it's from 53 yards out. He's unstoppable!
With Barner (ankle) and Tucker (shoulder) leaving early with injuries, Damaris Johnson took some snaps at running back.
Matthew Barkley scrambles for a touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. Barkley had a lot of space to work with, but his wheels didn't look bad.
Barkley is done for the night and the legendary G.J. Kinne takes over. Kinne even leads a touchdown drive! Good catch from Trey Burton, too. Burton is an interesting player.
Damaris Johnson 46-yard touchdown run! I don't see Johnson making the team but he should be able to get a job elsewhere in the NFL.
Left the game and did not return:
OG Matt Tobin (left ankle) - More details here.
RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) - Negative X-rays.
RB Matthew Tucker (left shoulder)
No more Eagles training camp. No more Eagles preseason games. The 2014 NFL regular season starts is right around the corner.
Before that arrives, however, the Eagles (among 31 other NFL teams) will be required to trim their roster down to 53 by Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 4:00 PM EST. Follow along with all of the Eagles' roster moves here at Bleeding Green Nation.
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