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WR Bailey TD Closes Out First Half


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The Eagles played from behind for most of the first half, as they entered intermission down 17-12 to the Jets.

The Jets kicked off the second quarter starting at the 23-yard line. A quick pass to Chris Owusu put them inside the Eagles' red zone.

As the Eagles worked to hold back the offense, they came up just short of their goal, as a quick screen passs sent the Jets' Zac Stacy into the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown. The score was 14-3 as the Eagles took back possession.

Starting at his own 20-yard line, quarterback Tim Tebow entered the game for Matt Barkley to battle it out for his roster spot. A quick handoff to Mostert started moving the offense up the field and Tebow completed his first pass of the game to Mostert for 24 yards. The drive would eventually stall after two dropped passes, sending out the punting unit. Donnie Jones and Seyi Ajirotutu would pin the Jets at their own three.

Playing from the shadow of their own goalpost, the Jets drive didn't last very long. A huge interception by Jaylen Watkins brought the Eagles' offense right back to the field. A couple of runs by Mostert failed to get into the end zone, so the Eagles settled for three. Kip Smith's 20-yard field goal was good and the Eagles' put three more points on the board leaving the score at 14-6 with 08:56 left in the half.

On the Jets' ensuing drive, a Bryan Braman sack helped stall the drive, but the Eagles failed to net anything on their next possession as the teams traded punts.

Nick Folk hit a 42-yard field goal, making the score 17-6 with 01:53 left in the half.

With hopes of putting some points on the board before the end of the quarter, the offense entered the field and a 17 yard run by Tebow followed by a pass Quron Pratt for 23 yards put them in the Jets' territory.

A few plays later, a huge pass by Tebow to rookie Rasheed Bailey for an 18-yard touchdown put the score in double digits for the Eagles. The touchdown benefitted both Tebow and Bailey, who are both battling for spots on the 53-man roster.

At the half, the Jets lead the Eagles 17-12.

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