Here are three takeaways from the Philadelphia Eagles fourth and final preseason game against the New York Jets on August 31, 2017.
Heading into the Philadelphia Eagles fourth and final preseason game, the big storyline was about the No. 4 running back spot. Would the fourth round pick Donnel Pumphrey steal the show or would undrafted free agent running back Corey Clement steal the spot?
It remains to be seen if the Eagles will keep five running backs, so this game could have been the final chance for one of these running backs to cement themselves on the final 53-man roster. Outside of the running back battle, the Eagles had a couple of other battles going on to make the final 53-man roster.
Philly did not start any of their starters. However, the New York Jets did. They sent out their first string offense against the Eagles backup defense to start the game. The game ended 16-10 in favor of the Jets and, outside of a 41-yard touchdown by wide receiver Marcus Johnson that should have been called back for an illegal man downfield penalty, it was what you would expect from a fourth preseason game.
There was a lot of sloppy play, and it was highlighted by the 77 passing attempts between both teams that only went for a combined 321 passing yards. With that in mind, here are three takeaways from the Eagles fourth and final preseason game.