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NY Jets clip Eagles for first time in franchise history, 20-14 (Highlights)

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The New York Jets ended one of the most dubious streaks in franchise history with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles

For the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Jets, this one “Hurts.”

The Eagles are no longer undefeated in more ways than one following a 20-14 defeat at the hands of the Jets: not only is their run at perfection ended, as they were the NFL’s last unbeaten team after San Francisco’s loss in Cleveland, but their run of perfection against the Jets is over, falling to Gang Green for the first time in 13 meetings.

Philadelphia scored its first touchdown in eccentric fashion: ditching its traditional “tush push” approach, Jalen Hurts put in his first score from the shotgun, running it in from three yards out. Hurts was originally ruled short but replay review gave them the six. It was the capper of a 90-yard drive that ate up 19 plays and 9:47 of game time.

The Jets countered that opening score with the first of Greg Zuerlein‘s triples before Quinnen Williams became an unlikely entrant into the Jets’ interception ledgers.

It was the first half of a rare brand of NFL history: when Quincy Williams recovered a D’Andre Swift fumble that led to yet another Zuerlein three (forced by C.J. Mosley), the pair became the first brothers to play major roles in turnovers in the same game since Jonathan and Jordan Babineaux in 2010.

Alas for Gang Green, they were unable to capitalize after Quinnen’s turnover, turning the ball over on four downs. Philadelphia took full advantage, as Hurts found Swift for a nine-yard aerial score that made it a two-possession game. Zuerlein’s field goals kicked six points off that lead to create a 14-9 halftime deficit.

The teams remained stagnant beyond another Zuerlein boot before Philadelphia tried to run out the clock. New York denied them that chance, dealing Hurts the biggest blow of all with a Tony Adams interception shortly after the two-minute warning. Breece Hall scored one play later, albeit with no resistance from the Eagles, to give the Jets their long-sought first … and final … lead.

Following their bye week, the Jets return to action for a rare MetLife Stadium civil war against the New York Giants (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on X @GeoffJMags 

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