The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up the preseason on Thursday night with a 28-10 win over the New York Jets. The Eagles defense yielded a touchdown drive to Greg McElroy early on, the first of the Jets' preseason, but that would be it. Quarterback Trent Edwards played almost the entire game under center, connecting for two touchdown passes and hitting 22 of 32 attempts. Mardy Gilyard hauled in a 31-yard touchdown from Edwards in the second quarter to push the Eagles ahead for good.
In the second half, the Eagles kept New York off the board and added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the 18-point victory. Edwards hit tight end Brett Brackett for a seven-yard touchdown strike to start the fourth quarter and Chris Polk would punch it in from three yards out with less than three minutes to go. Polk carried the ball 14 times for 61 yards while Gilyard led all receivers with five catches for 71 yards.
As expected, the game was played very conservatively as both teams tried to avoid any injuries to key players before the start of the regular season. The Eagles defense did apply constant pressure, notching six sacks. Vinny Curry and Frank Trotter each picked up two sacks apiece.
Philadelphia will now cut the roster down to 53 men on Friday and begin preparations for the opener in Cleveland.