Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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Nick Foles passed for 322 yards as the Eagles overcame a 17-0 deficit to take down the Jags.

0:31 | September 7, 2014 | Football, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Game Information
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 69,596

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chip Kelly's halftime message to his team was simple: Execute.

Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes in the second half and the Philadelphia Eagles rallied from 17-0 deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-17 Sunday.

"You can't lose your head out there," Kelly said. "You have to understand that it's a long game. We felt there were plays to be made."

Foles overcame three turnovers in the first half and threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin early in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles their first lead. Fletcher Cox returned a fumble 17 yards for a TD to seal the win.

Philadelphia is the first team to win by 17 points after being blanked and trailing by 17 points at halftime.

Chad Henne threw two touchdown passes to rookie Allen Hurns in the first quarter as the Jaguars (0-1) jumped ahead of the defending NFC East champion Eagles (1-0) early.

But the Jags couldn't sustain their success.

"It's going to be a good lesson for us to take a look at this game and see it is going to be a full 60 minutes that you have to play," coach Gus Bradley said.

The Eagles scored TDs on their first two possessions in the third quarter to get within 17-14. Cody Parkey hit a 51-yard field goal on his first career attempt in the fourth to tie it at 17-17.

Then Foles made a perfect deep throw to a wide-open Maclin for the longest pass of his career to put the Eagles ahead 24-17.

"We tried that about five times. We finally got it," Kelly said.

Darren Sproles had a 49-yard TD run in his debut with Philadelphia. Zach Ertz caught a 25-yard TD pass from Foles.

Hurns, a rookie free agent from Miami, became the first player with a pair of touchdown receptions in the first quarter of his NFL debut. He scored on his first two catches.

"There's a lot of good things that we did. But at the end of the day, we didn't finish," Hurns said.

Foles rebounded from an awful first half to finish with 322 yards passing. He had two fumbles and one pick in the first 20 minutes after he had only four turnovers (two fumbles, two INTs) in a breakout season last year that ended with him being offensive MVP of the Pro Bowl.

"When you face adversity, you have to respond," Foles said. "You can't get frustrated. We made corrections and kept playing."

Early on, the Eagles barely resembled the offense that set several team records in 2013. The Jaguars stifled Kelly's up-tempo attack, limiting the Eagles to only 129 yards in the first half.

Sproles got them going. He made a one-handed catch and turned it into an 8-yard gain right before he burst up the middle for a 49-yard TD run on fourth-and-1. The longest run in Sproles' nine-year career cut the deficit to 17-7.

"We knew they were getting kind of tired," Sproles said. "We hurried up on them and they weren't even set. They left a big hole in the middle of the field and that's what you want to see as a running back."

After the Jags went three-and-out, Sproles returned a punt 22 yards to the Jaguars 40. On third-and-5, Foles hit Ertz over the middle for a score to get the Eagles within 17-14.

In the first half, Foles looked nothing like the guy who posted one of the best statistical seasons in history last year. He had 27 touchdown passes and only two interceptions, setting an NFL record for best TD/interception ratio. His passer rating of 119.2 was the third-highest ever.

Foles lost fumbles on Philadelphia's first two possessions, setting up both of Jacksonville's touchdowns.

First, Henne connected with Hurns on a 34-yard TD pass to make it 7-0. Henne then hit Hurns for a 21-yard score on slant pass to make it 14-0.

Josh Scobee nailed a 49-yard field goal to put the Jaguars up 17-0 in the second quarter.

The Eagles were at the Jags 5 when Foles threw an interception to Alan Ball in the back of the end zone.

NOTES: Eagles All-Pro LG Evan Mathis sustained a left knee injury in the first half. RT Allen Barbre injured his right ankle. Kelly had no updates. ... Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien and LB J.T. Thomas left with head injuries. ... Eagles DE Brandon Bair blocked Scobee's 36-yard field goal to keep it at 17-0.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Jaguars Eagles
09:00 Allen Hurns 34 yd pass from Chad Henne (Josh Scobee kick) 7 0
06:50 Allen Hurns 21 yd pass from Chad Henne (Josh Scobee kick) 14 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Jaguars Eagles
14:14 Josh Scobee 49 yd FG 17 0

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Jaguars Eagles
11:44 Darren Sproles 49 yd run (Cody Parkey kick) 17 7
07:19 Zach Ertz 25 yd pass from Nick Foles (Cody Parkey kick) 17 14

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Jaguars Eagles
10:55 Cody Parkey 51 yd FG 17 17
06:59 Jeremy Maclin 68 yd pass from Nick Foles (Cody Parkey kick) 17 24
01:57 Cody Parkey 28 yd FG 17 27
01:23 Fletcher Cox 17 yd opp fumble return (Cody Parkey kick) 17 34

Team Stats
  Jacksonville Philadelphia
1st Downs 18 24
Total Yards 306 420
Passing 242 275
Passing Completions/Attempts 24-43 27-45
Yards/Pass 5.3 5.5
Rushing 64 145
Rushing Attempts 25 32
Yards/Rush 2.6 4.5
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles Lost 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 29:14 30:46

Jacksonville Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Chad Henne 24 43 266 6.2 2 0

Philadelphia Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Nick Foles 27 45 322 7.2 2 1

Jacksonville Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Toby Gerhart 18 42 2.3 0 11
Denard Robinson 3 8 2.7 0 6
Chad Henne 1 8 8.0 0 8
Jordan Todman 3 6 2.0 0 5

Philadelphia Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
LeSean McCoy 21 74 3.5 0 19
Darren Sproles 11 71 6.5 1 49

Jacksonville Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Allen Hurns 4 110 27.5 2 46
Marqise Lee 6 62 10.3 0 18
Mike Brown 3 36 12.0 0 17
Marcedes Lewis 6 35 5.8 0 11
Toby Gerhart 2 15 7.5 0 11
Jordan Todman 1 5 5.0 0 5
Denard Robinson 1 3 3.0 0 3
Allen Robinson 1 0 0.0 0 0
Mickey Shuler 0 0 0.0 0

Philadelphia Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jeremy Maclin 4 97 24.2 1 68
Zach Ertz 3 77 25.7 1 26
LeSean McCoy 6 41 6.8 0 12
Jordan Matthews 2 37 18.5 0 30
Riley Cooper 4 29 7.2 0 13
Brent Celek 3 15 5.0 0 12
Darren Sproles 4 14 3.5 0 8
Jeff Maehl 1 12 12.0 0 12

Jacksonville Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Paul Posluszny 11 1 0 0
Sen'Derrick Marks 4 1 1 6
Will Blackmon 4 0 0 0
Dwayne Gratz 4 1 0 0
Geno Hayes 4 0 0 0
LaRoy Reynolds 4 2 0 0
Andre Branch 3 0 2 21
Chris Clemons 3 1 1 13
Alan Ball 3 0 0 0
Winston Guy Jr. 3 1 0 0
Telvin Smith 3 0 0 0
Ryan Davis 2 0 1 7
Josh Evans 2 1 0 0
Chris Prosinski 2 0 0 0
Tyson Alualu 1 0 0 0
Red Bryant 1 0 0 0
Roy Miller III 1 0 0 0
J.T. Thomas III 1 0 0 0
Will Ta'ufo'ou 0 0 0 0
Carson Tinker 0 0 0 0
Jordan Todman 0 0 0 0

Philadelphia Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Mychal Kendricks 6 0 1 1
Fletcher Cox 6 0 0 0
Brandon Boykin 5 0 0 0
Malcolm Jenkins 4 0 0 0
Brandon Graham 3 1 0 0
DeMeco Ryans 3 2 0 0
Trent Cole 2 2 1 14
Nate Allen 2 1 1 9
Connor Barwin 2 0 0 0
Nolan Carroll II 2 0 0 0
Vinny Curry 2 1 0 0
Bennie Logan 2 0 0 0
Cedric Thornton 2 0 0 0
Beau Allen 1 0 0 0
Brandon Bair 1 0 0 0
Bradley Fletcher 1 0 0 0
Cary Williams 1 0 0 0
Earl Wolff 1 0 0 0
Allen Barbre 0 0 0 0
Jon Dorenbos 0 0 0 0
Jason Kelce 0 0 0 0
Chris Maragos 0 0 0 0

Jacksonville Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Alan Ball 1 0 0

Philadelphia Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Jacksonville Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jordan Todman 2 36 18.0 0 18

Philadelphia Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Nolan Carroll II 1 24 24.0 0 24

Jacksonville Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Mike Brown 3 28 9.3 0 13

Philadelphia Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Darren Sproles 4 62 15.5 0 22

Jacksonville Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Josh Scobee 1 3 33.0 49

Philadelphia Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Cody Parkey 2 2 100.0 51

Jacksonville Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Bryan Anger 8 372 61

Philadelphia Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Donnie Jones 6 230 52