Jets Get Blown Out at Philadelphia

By Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.
December 18, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015
New York Jets v Philadelphia Eagles
Michael Vick ran for 32 yards and a score against the Jets. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The New York Jets (8-6) gave up four touchdowns on three turnovers in the game’s first 21 minutes and never recovered as the Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) pasted them 45 – 19 Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

New York’s top receiver Santonio Holmes had a day to forget as his opening drive fumble was run in for a score by defensive end Juqua Parker. Later in the quarter, after the Eagles fumbled away a punt to the Jets, a pass intended for Holmes went through his hands and was intercepted by Asante Samuel.

Making matters worse, when Holmes hauled in a score to pull the Jets within 28 – 10, he was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct—a 15-yard penalty.

Despite the Eagles equaling the Jets’ with four turnovers, New York did very little with the ball. Philadelphia defensive end Jason Babin sacked quarterback Mark Sanchez three times.

Dave Martin
Dave Martin
Dave Martin is a New-York based writer as well as editor. He is the sports editor for the Epoch Times and is a consultant to private writers.