Eagles move to 4-0 with 29-21 win over Jags

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The Eagles looked like a bad bet to remain the league’s only unbeaten team in the early part of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, but the bad start was followed by a happy ending.

After spotting the Jags 14 points in the first quarter, the Eagles rattled off 29 straight points and wound up with a 29-21 home victory. Things got interesting late when the Eagles passed on a 39-yard field goal after the two-minute warning and saw a Jalen Hurts fourth down pass go incomplete, but Haason Reddick forced a Trevor Lawrence fumble on a sack and Javon Hargrave sealed the win with a recovery.

It capped an awful day for Lawrence. He lost four fumbles and threw an interception to help spoil Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson’s return to Philadelphia. Reddick forced two of them on sacks and the turnovers made it all but impossible for the Jaguars to build on their early lead.

The win moves the Eagles to 4-0 on the season and they will try for five in a row in Arizona next weekend.

Running back Miles Sanders did a lot to power the offense in Sunday’s win. He had 27 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles were able to run at will against the Jaguars defense. Jalen Hurts added 41 yards while Kenneth Gainwell and Trey Sermon each had 19 yards on the ground. Hurts and Gainwell also ran for touchdowns on a rainy day in Philadelphia.

Cornerback Darius Slay, left tackle Jordan Mailata, and right guard Isaac Seumalo left with injuries during the game, so the Eagles will be hoping to get them back in time to face the Cardinals next weekend.

The Jaguars drop to 2-2 with the loss and they’ll be back home to host the Texans next weekend. Given his issues holding onto the ball this Sunday, Lawrence will be hoping for drier conditions.

14 responses to “Eagles move to 4-0 with 29-21 win over Jags

  1. Big win for Philly given how the Jags have been looking as of late. Eagles looking more and more dangerous each week.

  2. The Jags are still the Jags. Do the Eagles play only cupcakes this year?? They damn near let the Lions, yes the Lions, come back on them.

  3. wttoolman says:
    October 2, 2022 at 4:15 pm
    The Jags are still the Jags. Do the Eagles play only cupcakes this year?? They damn near let the Lions, yes the Lions, come back on them

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    “Damn near” means little to nothing in the NFL. Only wins and losses.

  4. These are not the “same old Jags.” They’ve got a great coach and came prepared. We just had a better game plan for the weather and better players to execute.

  5. Losing multiple starters on both offense and defense and with their kicker limping, the birds passed my gut check time. You play the schedule in front of you.

  6. I live in Eagles country and the game wasn’t on where we live. They had the crappy Steelers and Jets on one channell and the Giants and the crappy Bears on the other.

  7. Hey Florio….don’t forget to mention the huge ovation Doug Pederson got despite you saying we’d boo him bc it’s Philly

    Nice win birds!

  8. It hasn’t been mentioned much, but it was raining steadily the entire game. Everything was wet and slippery. This wasn’t indicative of either team, it was a slop fest.

  9. “5 turnovers led to 29 points. Hardly a statement win.” Dadsource, actually this is the absolute definition of a statement win. You might hate the Birds, but to suggest this wasn’t a big win just makes you sound silly. Injuries, weather, overcoming a deficit, Peterson returning? C’mon.

  10. Exactly what was needed for this team to continue to grow and succeed Tough gritty win

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