The Eagles aren’t the only team that will be pushing the envelope on offense this year. On Saturday night, they’re facing another up-tempo attack in Jacksonville.
With both teams extensively operating without a huddle, the Jaguars and Eagles put a combined 33 points on the board through two quarters.
For Philly, newly-named starter Mike Vick produced a mixed bag, completing 12 of 18 passes for 151 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Vick added 53 yards on seven rush attempts.
For Jacksonville, the guy who was named the backup this week but who got the start because Blaine Gabbert is injured tried his best to get the coaching staff to reconsider. Chad Henne, the former starter in Miami, completed seven of 13 passes for 76 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
Henne engineered a pair of touchdown drives. One covered 90 yards in 12 plays to start the game, and a one-play, 63-yard effort consisted of a 63-yard touchdown run from Jordan Todman.
The Eagles had 39 total snaps for the half, and the Jaguars had 31. The Eagles outgained Jacksonville 228 to 184.