EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Missed assignments, fumbles, dropped and batted passes, egregious errors in judgment, penalties, confusion and a pick-six to seal the verdict.
All the food groups of an NFL exhibition game featuring almost all backups were presented in an exquisite, all-you-can-eat, soup-to-nuts smorgasbord Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, where the Philadelphia Eagles dropped a 27-20 decision to the New York Jets in their final preseason game.
By the end, coaches on both sides were left to determine whether the fringe players who seemed to separate themselves actually played that well or just looked like they did because the men across the line from them didn’t.
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