Perhaps the most important position battle of the night in terms of impact on Week 1 for the Eagles has taken an interesting turn. Kicker Cody Parkey made his third field goal of the night in the third quarter, and his second of over 50 yards, when he knocked home a 53-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 16-7 lead. Parkey backed that up with a deep touchback. Alex Henery, meanwhile, has not yet attempted a field goal on the night.
The Eagles are currently driving and are into the Jets' red zone after Matt Barkley fired a 22-yard dart to Quron Pratt to convert on a 3rd-and-17.
Update: Barkley and the Eagles would cash in a touchdown on a 7-yard scramble from the quarterback, capping a 15-play, 80-yard drive.
Meanwhile, the Eagles' deep crop of backup running backs has dwindled as Matthew Tucker left the game with a shoulder injury, and will not return, while Kenjon Barner will also not return after an X-ray on his ankle was negative.
The Jets got on the board for the first time early in the third quarter when new quarterback Tajh Boyd lofted a pass deep to wide receiver Clyde Gates. Eagles safety Ed Reynolds II made a nice read on the play, streaking toward the ball, only to have the pass go through his arms.
Matt Barkley – 20-of-32 for 240 yards, one touchdown, one interception and an 82.8 quarterback rating
Matt Simms – 7-of-17 for 121 yards and a 66.1 quarterback rating
Tajh Boyd – 3-of-4 for 66 yards, one touchdown and a 156.2 quarterback rating
Henry Josey – 17 carries for 95 yards
Matthew Tucker – Six carries for 39 yards
Daryl Richardson – 10 carries for 27 yards
Arrelious Benn – Two catches for 55 yards and a touchdown
Jeff Maehl – Three catches for 71 yards
Trey Burton – Five catches for 24 yards
Chris Pantale – Three catches for 74 yards
Clyde Gates – One catch for 42 yards and a touchdown