The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-17 after overcoming a 17-0 deficit and three turnovers by quarterback Nick Foles.
The Philadelphia Eagles gave their fans a big scare in their season opener as they started the game down 17-0, but they rallied back and won, 34-17.
The Jaguars roared in the first quarter with two touchdown passes from quarterback Chad Henne to undrafted rookie wide receiver Allen Hurns.
The Eagles got the ball rolling in the third quarter with a 49-yard touchdown run by running back Darren Sproles, and quarterback Nick Foles threw a touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz to trim the lead to 17-14.
Kicker Cody Parkey kicked two field goals in the fourth quarter, and Foles threw the go-ahead touchdown pass. Defensive end Fletcher Cox put the icing on the cake with a fumble return touchdown.
Foles finished with 322 yards and two touchdowns against one interception on 27-of-45 passing, and he also lost two fumbles. The offensive line didn’t make his job easy as they allowed five sacks, and left guard Evan Mathis left the game early with a sprained MCL.
Running back LeSean McCoy was held to 74 yards on 21 carries. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin finished with 97 yards and a touchdown on four catches, which mostly came from a 68-yard touchdown catch.
For the Jaguars, Henne finished with 266 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Hurns finished with four receptions, 110 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Toby Gerhart was held to 42 yards on 18 carries.