Jets Can’t Get Up Off A.F.C. East Floor

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles (3-2) smothered the Jets’ third-string quarterback, Luke Falk, and overwhelmed his offense on a day their own quarterback, Carson Wentz, was ordinary.

Wentz threw for 189 yards and one touchdown. Nate Gerry returned an interception for a score, Orlando Scandrick took a strip sack the distance and Philadelphia routed the Jets, 31-6, on Sunday.

Sam Darnold missed his third consecutive game for the Jets (0-4) while he recovers from mononucleosis, so Falk made his second start after opening the season on the practice squad.

Falk threw two interceptions and was sacked nine times before leaving late in the game and being replaced by David Fales, who was re-signed by the Jets on Friday. Falk replaced Trevor Siemian — Darnold’s original backup — after Siemian sustained a season-ending ankle injury in Week 2.

Gerry gave the Eagles a 14-0 lead in the first quarter when he jumped in front of Falk’s fourth-down pass and returned it 51 yards.

Scandrick, playing his first game with the Eagles, had two sacks on corner blitzes. He stole the ball from Falk on the second and ran it back 44 yards to make it 31-6 in the fourth quarter.

The defense dominated the Jets from the start, holding an opponent scoreless on an opening drive for the first time this season.

Jordan Howard ran in from the 1-yard line to cap a 53-yard drive for a 7-0 lead.

But the Eagles couldn’t get anything going on their next four possessions, until Rodney McLeod returned an interception 23 yards to the Jets’ 42 late in the second quarter.

Wentz then fired an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz for a 21-0 halftime lead.

The Jets snapped the shutout after Corey Clement muffed a punt and Trenton Cannon recovered at the Eagles’ 19-yard line.

Vyncint Smith scored on an end-around on the next play, but the 2-point conversion failed. That was the Jets’ second offensive touchdown this season and first since Week 1.

The Eagles are 11-0 against the Jets.

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