The New York Jets look to end the 2015 NFL preseason on a high note as they’ll take on mad scientist Chip Kelly and his Philadelphia Eagles.
- New York Jets (2-1) vs Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)
- MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, 7 PM ET
- NFL Preseason Week 4
By Chrissy Bogue
We’re only one full week away before the regular season kicks off in the NFL, but first last full slate of preseason games needs to come and go.
This means the New York Jets will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in tonight’s match up at MetLife Stadium. Gang Green definitely needs to be on point and ready for the Eagles offense which is the most prolific in the NFL this preseason.
Coach Bowles weighed in on the challenge by saying “It’s going to be tough because they have to play special teams as well as play their position, so there’s going to be a lot of heavy breathing but you have to focus in on your assignment and you’ve got to understand that if starters get hurt and you make this team, you’re going to have to play, so I want to see if these guys can play,” via NFL.com.
Because it’s the dreadful fourth preseason game, Ryan Fitzpatrick has the night off. The means Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson will be stepping in. Let’s hope Flynn’s hammy is all healed up for tonight’s game, as injuries will always be priority number one at this moment.
This will also probably be the last time you’ll see one of these players in Green and White since the loser will be cut immediately, while the winner won’t be getting cut until Geno Smith’s return in a few weeks.
Wide receiver Walter Powell will be back tonight fighting for a spot on the roster which seems to have been made a lot easier for him since Jace Amaro’s shoulder injury. Same can be said for Chris Owusu, who’ll be battling for the last wide receiver spot on the roster. I thought he finished really strong last season and started off good this season in spite of another concussion that sidelined him for a few weeks.
Some starters will see some action tonight, as Bowles made mention of that earlier in the week.
As far as the offensive line goes, if everyone keeps working together as a team, Chan Gailey and company will have a nice head start in working with the offense.
The only real challenge in tonight’s game will be staying away from the dreaded preseason injury bug.
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