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Eagles Get Off To Slow Start

On Sunday, the Eagles opened the 2014 regular season by hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars ...

The 2014 season started much like the 2013 campaign.

After forcing a three-and-out, the Eagles' offense cross Jacksonville territory before quarterback Nick Foles was sacked by former Eagle Chris Clemons to force a fumble that was recovered by the Jaguars.

The Jaguars capitalized as rookie free agent wide receiver Allen Hurns beat cornerback Cary Williams for a 34-yard touchdown from quarterback Chad Henne.

Last year, the Eagles opened the season in Washington, marched down the field on the opening drive before a fumble was returned by cornerback DeAngelo Hall 75 yards for a touchdown.

Foles was outstanding at taking care of the ball in 2013 throwing only two interceptions and fumbling the ball away twice. On the Eagles' next drive, Foles lost yet another fumble. Foles was sacked by defensive end Andre Branch and the ball was recovered by defensive tackle Ziggy Hood. Two plays later, Henne found Hurns again for 21 yards on a slant route for a touchdown.

The Eagles' best play in the first quarter was cornerback Brandon Boykin downing a Donnie Jones punt at the 1-yard line. Jacksonville answered with a 46-yard throw down the left sideline for tight end Marcedes Lewis.

The Jaguars outgained the Eagles 114-63 in total yards in the first quarter.

Safety Nate Allen recorded his fourth career sack as well as a forced fumble. Cornerback Nolan Carroll II handled kickoff return duties. Darren Sproles was the punt returner.

Foles was 4 of 8 for 46 yards. Henne was 5 of 6 for 112 yards with the two touchdowns.

LeSean McCoy gained 35 yards rushing on seven carries. Toby Gerhart had 12 yards, but on 7 carries.

Hurns had 101 yards receiving on three catches and the two scores. Tight end Zach Ertz had one catch for 26 yards.

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