Monday night’s win by the New York Jets over the Indianapolis Coltsmay not have only opened the eyes of many fans across the country, it caught the attention of their Week 3 opponent as well.
The Philadelphia Eagles watched Monday’s 20-7 win by the Jets and saw a team on the rise. They also saw a defense that created five turnovers and a performance by cornerback Darrelle Revis that included a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception.
Not too shabby.
“They have Revis, [Antonio] Cromartie, I think Buster Skrine is very good. I really like their safeties too. I am good friends with Calvin Pryor, I know what he’s like as a person, he’s a hard worker, stays late and he will come in and hit you,” wide receiver Jordan Matthews said.”They have a really good secondary, the guys in front of them do a good job too so it’s a good opportunity to come out and show what we can do.”
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck finished the game 21-for-37 for 237 yards withone touchdown and three interceptions. He finished with a passer rating of 52.8.
The Jets made Luck look rather ordinary, but on the other side of the ballwide receivers Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall pulled a Revis and caught the attention of the Eagles. Decker had eightcatches for 97 yards and a touchdown; Marshall finished with seven receptions and a team-high 101 yards as well as a touchdown.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins took notice of the Jets threats in the passing attack.
“Last night they did a whole lot of empty formations with different personal. They have a really good back I am familiar with, Chris Ivory. I played with in New Orleans, he will punish defenders in the secondary and run by you,” Jenkins said. “This isn’t the Jets that you saw last year, this is a team that’s well-coached. They have a plan and they execute well. We will have to have a game plan. They get into 10 personnel a lot, four wide receiver sets… In the preseason they ran the ball a lot. We don’t know if they will stick to that plan or try and spread the field a little bit.”
Metro Philadelphia Sports Editor Evan Macy contributed to this report