Pennington threw a beautiful 24-yard pass to Mathew Hatchette and he threaded the needle on a 17-yard completion to Kevin Swayne. Pennington had accuracy problems with smallish receiver Desmond Kitchings. He was high on one pass and wide on another. He showed great patience on a 21-yard pass to Hayes over the middle late with pass rushers all around him. Pennington has improved his scrambling from last summer. He is showing good smarts knowing when to slide. He had a nice 12-yard scramble up the middle.
Windrell Hayes was the star of this game with six catches for 75 yards. Hayes beat CB Bobby Taylor on a 14-yard crossing route. On another play he gained 15, with the final 10 coming with some nifty running after the catch. Kevin Swayne beat S William Hampton for 17 on a nice sideline comeback route. Mathew Hatchette had a diving catch on sideline at the end of the first half for a gain of 14. Hatchette also did a great job finding a soft spot in zone on a 24-yard reception.
Lamont Jordan flashed with 15 carries for 86 yards, including a 33-yard jaunt down the sidelines. Jerald Sowell blocked well for Jordan. The shifty Jordan showed he doesn't need a lot of space to make things happen. He is terrific at lowering his pads and taking on tacklers which will make him a good short yardage back. He left the game with a rib injury, but it's not serious. Richie Anderson had a nine-yard catch and run. Reggie White played extensively in the second half and had poor results with 14 carries for 25 yards. He didn't get a lot of blocking, but he was also flagged for an illegal shift.
It was a quiet night for the tight ends with James Dearth hauling in the only reception, an eight-yarder. Scott Slutzker didn't play.
The first string line didn¹t play that long. The backup line didn¹t do a very good job blocking for Chad Pennington, who was under constant pressure. The run blocking wasn't a lot better aside from a couple of nice blocks from LaMont Jordan. Reggie White averaged 1.8 yards per carry behind the backups. Cornell Green did a good job sealing the corner on the Jordan 33-yard gain. Dennis O'Sullivan did a good job on this play also. Tupe Peko had a trouble blocking DT Darwin Walker.
The defensive tackles had some trouble early stopping the run. Duce Staley had runs of 25 and 10 yards up the gut. The Jets defensive tackles need to get off blocks better. RB Darnell Autry had a 12-yard run right at Jason Wiltz late in the first half. Wiltz also had a tipped pass. James Reed had a QB pressure. Reed also stopped RB Anthony Gray on the line for no gain. Reed left the game with a neck stinger suffered on the tackle of Gray. Eric Ogbogu finished up a solid preseason with another good game. He beat T Ryan Schau for a sack of Koy Detmer. Ogbogu also forced a fumble on the play, which was recovered by Shaun Ellis. Ogbogu added a QB pressure. The relentless Mike Cicere had two sacks and had his way with T Joe Wong. Saul Patu had a QB pressure causing an awry throw. Shane Burton had a run stuff on line and yet another tipped pass.
Dax Strohmeyer was the star at this position making plays all over the field. The guy has very good instincts. He finished with six tackles and a pass defensed. Mo Lewis missed a tackle on the first possession on an eight-yard catch and run by FB Cecil Martin. Marvin Jones stopped RB Correll Buckhalter for no gain on the two. Jones also stopped FB Stanley Pritchett in the backfield for a loss of five. Joe Todd struggled in run support. At 218 pounds it's tough for him to hold up against the run. He turned his back on a block by G Bobbie Williams and Buckhalter ran past him for a gain of 12. J.J. Syvrud was beat by TE Mike Bartrum down the middle for 17.
TE Chad Lewis beat Victor Green for a gain of 10. Chris Hayes was beat by WR Na Brown for 13 yards on a crossing route. Tony Scott had a terrific sideline pick, but he fumbled it back to the Eagles. On the next play, Ray Mickens had a nice leaping pass defensed in the end zone on Brown. Mickens near pick on a pass intended for WR Elijah Thurmon Nick Ferguson had a pick and a near pick on a pass intended for tight end Tony Stewart.
John Hall was the standout with four of five field goals, including a 59-yarder he made look like an extra point. Tommy Parks did a good job holding for him. Parks had a solid day punting. His best punt landed on the 10 and bounced back to the 11. He had another bounce into the end zone and Chris Hayes threw it out, but Jamie Henderson was on the goalline when he downed it. Stroymeyer and Todd had special teams tackles of note.