Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes to different players as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-18 at Wembley Stadium.

0:59 | October 28, 2018 | Football, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Game Information
Location: Wembley Stadium London,
Attendance: 85,870

LONDON (AP) After watching a fourth-quarter lead slip away twice this season, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz didn't want to see it happen again.

Thanks to his defense, it didn't.

The Eagles held onto a 24-18 victory at Wembley Stadium on Sunday after the Jacksonville Jaguars were twice held to a field goal in the fourth quarter, and failed to convert on fourth down with 3:41 remaining.

"We finished it," said Wentz, who threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, all to different players. "At the end of the day, we finished it. We still didn't finish the way we wanted offensively. We had a chance to seal the deal but went three-and-out, and the defense stepped up. So I think at the end of the day, we finished well this week."

Philadelphia (4-4) surrendered a 17-point lead in the final quarter of a loss to the Carolina Panthers a week earlier, and lost in overtime to the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 30 despite holding a seven-point advantage.

Although the Eagles failed to pick up a first down when they got the ball back with 6:52 remaining - and rookie running back Josh Adams nearly fumbled on the first play, if not for the call being overturned on replay review - they otherwise converted 7 of 12 third-down opportunities.

Jacksonville entered the fourth quarter down 17-12 after a failed 2-point conversion, and a pair of field goals by Josh Lambo kept them within six points even after the Eagles extended the lead on a 5-yard touchdown reception by tight end Zach Ertz.

Blake Bortles, restored as the starter despite being pulled in a loss to the Houston Texans a week earlier, ran for 4 yards on fourth down with 4:26 left to prolong what would be the Jaguars' final drive. But he could not connect with Donte Moncrief on fourth-and-2 four plays later to seal the fate for Jacksonville (3-5).

"They were on a roll," said Jaguars coach Doug Marrone. "They were getting on third down. We were having a tough time containing the quarterback ... and obviously, we couldn't contain the run."

The Eagles finished with 395 total yards, their third-highest total this season, against the Jaguars, who entered the game with the league's second-ranked defense. Philly gained 133 rushing.

Jacksonville claimed a 6-3 lead on two field goals by Lambo, including a career-long 57-yard attempt, but saw that disappear by halftime when rookie tight end Dallas Goedert had a 32-yard touchdown reception at the end of the second quarter.

A 95-yard drive at the start of the third quarter ended with the Eagles taking a 17-6 lead after running back Wendell Smallwood took a screen pass 32 yards into the end zone, but the Jaguars marched 75 yards over nine plays and found the end zone when Bortles connected with Dede Westbrook under the uprights to trim their deficit to 17-12.

That set the stage for the comeback, but the Jaguars' inability to get past the goal line despite two trips into the red zone ended their hopes of a fourth consecutive win at Wembley.

NO BLAME FOR BORTLES

Marrone said that Bortles was not the reason for the Jaguars' inability to win. Bortles, who went 24 for 41 with 286 yards and a touchdown, led the team in rushing with 43 yards on eight attempts.

"He gave us a chance," Marrone said. "He went out there and gave us a chance. He ran the ball well (and made) quick decisions. I don't think we have a problem. I don't think he's the player that cost us the game. He played well overall. A total team effort."

LAST IN LONDON

The game, played before a record, pro-Eagles crowd of 85,870 fans, was the last of three played at Wembley this season. The Jaguars, who have played at the venue since 2013, have a contract to hold one game there annually through the 2020 season.

INJURIES

Philadelphia: RT Lane Johnson injured his left knee on the Eagles' opening drive and did not return. LT Jason Peters was evaluated for a concussion late in the second quarter but returned after halftime. OLB Kamu Grugier-Hill left in the first half after an unspecified injury but was able to return, and CB Jalen Mills (foot) was injured a minute into the third quarter and missed the rest of the game.

Jacksonville: FS Barry Church was evaluated for a concussion midway through the fourth quarter, but scans were negative. CB Quenton Meeks (knee), starting for the injured A.J. Bouye, left in the fourth quarter. LB Telvin Smith (shoulder) and CB Ronnie Harrison (knee) left the game in the second quarter but returned.

UP NEXT

Philadelphia: Host the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 11 after a bye week.

Jacksonville: Face the Indianapolis Colts on the road on Nov. 11, also after a bye.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Jaguars
06:50 Josh Lambo 50 yd FG 0 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Jaguars
07:43 Jake Elliott 31 yd FG 3 3
02:43 Josh Lambo 57 yd FG 3 6
00:29 Dallas Goedert 32 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 10 6

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Jaguars
08:39 Wendell Smallwood 36 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 17 6
04:33 Dede Westbrook 11 yd pass from Blake Bortles (failed 2pt Pass from Blake Bortles) 17 12

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Jaguars
13:10 Josh Lambo 33 yd FG 17 15
09:55 Zach Ertz 5 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 24 15
06:57 Josh Lambo 24 yd FG 24 18

Team Stats
  Philadelphia Jacksonville
1st Downs 22 16
Total Yards 395 335
Passing 262 265
Passing Completions/Attempts 21-30 24-41
Yards/Pass 7.7 5.9
Rushing 133 70
Rushing Attempts 28 17
Yards/Rush 4.8 4.1
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Possession 32:38 27:22

Philadelphia Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Carson Wentz 21 30 286 9.5 3 1

Jacksonville Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Blake Bortles 24 41 286 7.0 1 0

Philadelphia Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Josh Adams 9 61 6.8 0 21
Carson Wentz 6 28 4.7 0 13
Wendell Smallwood 8 24 3.0 0 10
Nelson Agholor 1 14 14.0 0 14
Corey Clement 4 6 1.5 0 5

Jacksonville Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Blake Bortles 8 43 5.4 0 10
Carlos Hyde 6 11 1.8 0 7
Dede Westbrook 1 9 9.0 0 9
T.J. Yeldon 2 7 3.5 0 4

Philadelphia Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Matthews 4 93 23.2 0 36
Nelson Agholor 3 49 16.3 0 39
Wendell Smallwood 2 42 21.0 1 36
Alshon Jeffery 4 35 8.8 0 13
Dallas Goedert 1 32 32.0 1 32
Zach Ertz 4 26 6.5 1 15
Josh Adams 1 6 6.0 0 6
Carson Wentz 1 4 4.0 0 4
Joshua Perkins 0 0 0.0 0
Corey Clement 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Jacksonville Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
T.J. Yeldon 7 83 11.9 0 37
Donte Moncrief 4 54 13.5 0 24
DJ Chark Jr. 4 41 10.2 0 19
David Grinnage 3 37 12.3 0 24
Dede Westbrook 2 31 15.5 1 20
Keelan Cole 2 18 9.0 0 13
Blake Bell 1 13 13.0 0 13
Rashad Greene Sr. 1 9 9.0 0 9
Carlos Hyde 0 0 0.0 0

Philadelphia Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jordan Hicks 9 4 1.5 9
Nigel Bradham 6 1 0 0
Malcolm Jenkins 4 0 0 0
Avonte Maddox 4 0 0 0
Ronald Darby 3 1 0 0
Dexter McDougle 3 0 0 0
Chris Long 2 0 2 8
Fletcher Cox 2 0 0 0
Brandon Graham 2 0 0 0
Kamu Grugier-Hill 2 0 0 0
Rasul Douglas 1 0 0 0
Treyvon Hester 1 0 0 0
Josh Sweat 1 0 0 0
Michael Bennett 0 1 0.5 3
Corey Clement 0 0 0 0
Jalen Mills 0 2 0 0
Tre Sullivan 0 0 0 0
Carson Wentz 0 0 0 0

Jacksonville Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Tashaun Gipson Sr. 6 1 0 0
Telvin Smith Sr. 6 2 0 0
Calais Campbell 4 2 1 7
Marcell Dareus 3 2 1 0
Ronnie Harrison 3 0 0 0
Tre Herndon 3 0 0 0
Leon Jacobs 3 0 0 0
Quenton Meeks 3 0 0 0
Jalen Ramsey 3 0 0 0
Myles Jack 2 3 1 11
Yannick Ngakoue 2 0 1 6
Dante Fowler Jr. 2 1 0 0
Abry Jones 2 1 0 0
Taven Bryan 1 0 0 0
Blair Brown 0 0 0 0
Malik Jackson 0 1 0 0
Lerentee McCray 0 0 0 0
Andrew Norwell 0 0 0 0

Philadelphia Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Jacksonville Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Jalen Ramsey 1 0 0

Philadelphia Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Corey Clement 1 17 17.0 0 17
DeAndre Carter 1 11 11.0 0 11

Jacksonville Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
DJ Chark Jr. 1 29 29.0 0 29

Philadelphia Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
DeAndre Carter 1 0 0.0 0 0

Jacksonville Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dede Westbrook 1 23 23.0 0 23
Rashad Greene Sr. 1 8 8.0 0 8

Philadelphia Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Jake Elliott 1 1 100.0 31

Jacksonville Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Josh Lambo 4 4 100.0 57

Philadelphia Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Cameron Johnston 3 155 60

Jacksonville Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Logan Cooke 2 96 53