By Peter Gleason

The Eagles slammed the New York Jets 31-6 yesterday at the Linc to go 3-2, good enough for a share of the NFC East lead with the Cowboys.

And you’re going to hear a lot of caveats in the lame-ass media:

Yeah, but it was only the terrible Jets.

Sure the defense was dominant with 10 sacks, but it was against the terrible Jets.

The offense left a lot of points on the field against the terrible Jets.

The reality is that the Jets are terrible, laughable, really, but they appeared on the schedule.

And the Eagles had an easier time of it than did the Super Bowl champ New England Pats, who had to rally from behind the beat the dreadful Redskins.

Quarterback Carson Wentz didn’t need to do much and was asked to play a game manager role. The Eagles were easily able to move the ball down the field with a large lead for the majority of the game. The Eagles’ offense successfully executed long drives against the Jets defense that was on the field for far too many plays.

Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders feasted on a Jets defense that looked tired and worn out early in the second half due to the offense’s inability to extend drives and the physical running style of Howard.

Brandon Graham stood out in a game that featured a number of strong performances on the Eagles’ front seven, contributing key plays against both the run and pass.

The Eagles’ secondary kept everything in front of them, forcing Falk into dump-offs and short throws all game. It’s a positional unit that’s been in flux both in the offseason and during the season with late additions Orlando Scandrick and Craig James. Scandrick, in particular, was impressive with his strip-sack returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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