The Eagles started hot and overcame two special teams turnovers on their way to a route of the New York Jets, 45-19. Dion Lewis fumbled away a kickoff return, and Curtis Marsh ran into the football on a short punt that he had no business being anywhere near.
None of that seemed to matter, as the Eagles forced four turnovers, ran the ball for 160 yards and passed for 274 yards. Mark Sanchez threw two picks on the afternoon, one off the hands of his wide receiver Santonio Holmes and another off a tipped pass. Holmes also fumbled the ball away on a hit from both Kurt Coleman and Casey Matthews. He did score a touchdown in the second quarter, but put himself in poor favor with a taunting penalty after the touchdown.
Now the Eagles will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in a pivotal divisional game. After a 4-8 start following an ugly loss to the Seahawks, the Eagles are back in the division race and are starting to play the brand of football everyone expected them to play back when the season started.