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Jets Bombed by the Eagles in Philadelphia 45-19

Brian Rolle #59 of the Philadelphia Eagles attempts to tackle Santonio Holmes

The Jets all season have talked about taking care of business when it mattered most. Sunday in Philadelphia, they clearly forgot that message.

They played sloppy, didn’t stop the Eagles, and didn’t make plays on offense. The result, a 45-19 loss that drops the Jets to 8-6.

The loss snapped New York’s three-game winning streak, dropping them into a tie with Cincinnati for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. The Jets hold the tiebreaker advantage over the Bengals with a better record against common opponents.

“Obviously, a horrendous performance by us,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “Go into the game thinking we have to run the table to control our own destiny, and we come out of the game needing to win out to control our own destiny.”

Vick threw for 274 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for a score in his second game back after missing three with broken ribs.

McCoy ran for 102 yards and surpassed Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren with his 19th touchdown of the season and 16th rushing TD in the third quarter. Juqua Parker returned a fumble for a score, and Brent Celek had a career-best 156 yards receiving.

The Eagles scored 21 points off three turnovers en route to building a 28-0 lead, and didn’t let up after the Jets got within 28-13 at halftime.

“Every week is different,” coach Andy Reid said. “I know the guys play hard and aggressive. I know they came in with the right frame of mind to do that.”

When the Eagles last played at the Linc, fans booed them off the field and yelled “Fire Andy!” at Reid following a lopsided loss to New England on Nov. 27.

It was far more festive this time around. Reid didn’t hear any boos, even with Ryan — son of beloved former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan — standing on the other sideline.

The Redskins kept Philadelphia’s division hopes alive with a 23-10 win at the Giants earlier in the day. Then the Eagles did their part by beating the Jets for the ninth time in nine tries.

Now it comes down to this: The Eagles can only get in the playoffs by winning the division. They must win at Dallas and home against Washington, and get some help. The Giants have to lose to the Jets and finish with a win at home over the Cowboys.

None of that would’ve mattered if the Eagles didn’t beat the Jets for just their second home win this season and second in their last 10 home games, including a playoff loss to Green Bay last January.

“It’s all about us,” Vick said. “We still have to take care of business.”

Mark Sanchez, who was outstanding during the Jets’ winning streak, completed 15 of 26 for 150 yards and two TDs. He was sacked four times and threw two interceptions.

“It’s embarrassing,” Sanchez said. “It’s not good football. We just didn’t play our best speaking from an offense perspective, and it puts our defense in a hole. We are a much better football team than we showed.”


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