1:00 PM ET, October 14, 2007
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
The Jets honored former Titans Don Maynard, Bill Mathis, Larry Grantham and John "Curley" Johnson during a ceremony at halftime. All four went on to help the Jets win the Super Bowl in 1969. ... The Eagles played again without safety Brian Dawkins (neck) and cornerback Lito Sheppard (knee). ... Neither team reported any new injuries.
This game was a tale of two halves for the Jetsí offense. The Eagles made excellent halftime adjustments on the defensive side of the ball and that was the difference in the game. New York was able to get its downhill running game going in the first half, which gave the Jets the balance they have been seeking. In the second half, Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Johnson decided to start coming with run blitzes on early downs. This forced Thomas Jones to move laterally at the line of scrimmage and the Eagles did a great job of rallying to the football. The Jetsí inability to move the ball on the ground effectively in the second half forced them into third-and-long situations that allowed Philadelphia to continue blitzing. New York QB Chad Pennington could not make plays in the vertical passing game against one-on-one coverage, which is part of the reason he is quickly losing his grip on his starting QB job.
-- Jeremy Green, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.3||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||11:47||Mike Nugent 30 Yd||0||3|
|TD||10:09||Kevin Curtis 75 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick)||7||3|
|FG||14:52||David Akers 22 Yd||10||3|
|FG||12:43||Mike Nugent 21 Yd||10||6|
|FG||08:37||David Akers 31 Yd||13||6|
|FG||01:40||David Akers 25 Yd||16||6|
|FG||09:28||Mike Nugent 30 Yd||16||9|