Coffee with the New York Jets: Team beats Eagles, 24-18


Enjoy a nice cup of iced coffee with some great reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, articles on the Jets preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, how good both quarterbacks in Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson played plus a look at why wide receiver Chris Owusu should make the final roster. Enjoy!

QBs Matt Flynn, Josh Johnson play well in Jets’ win over Eagles by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"With resting and still recovering from his broken jaw, the first objective in the game was to find a No. 2 quarterback for the season opener. A slight edge goes to Matt Flynn over Josh Johnson. Ryan Fitzpatrick Geno Smith"

Jets WR Chris Owusu makes strong bid for roster spot by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Acquired last season by John Idzik (remember him?), Owusu may have earned a roster spot with a strong finish — five catches for 72 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown reception."

Jets Bag Eagles 24-18: Eight Observations by Randy Lange (

"Flynn looked as if he’d been a healthy Jet for a few years instead of a rehabbing Jet for a few weeks. He calmly completed 10 of 14 in his half of work for 136 yards. He threw two TD passes — an 18-yard strike to Chris Owusu and a 5-yard flip to — as the Jets scored on their first two possessions for the first time in a preseason game in 15 years. Zac Stacy"

Matt Flynn makes strong case for backup QB job in Jets’ win by Brian Costello (New York Post)

"Matt Flynn may have locked up the Jets’ backup quarterback spot with a decent performance in Thursday’s 24-18 win over the Eagles in the preseason finale."

Jets who helped themselves … and didn’t on Thursday night by Kristian Dyer (New York Metro)

"Zac Stacy – He ran well, to the tune of 68 yards on 20 carries and had some nice catches out of the backfield, including a weaving 25-yard reception in the second quarter. Stacy was a long shot to make the roster after the Jets traded for him during the NFL Draft but he’s made quite a case during training camp. He’s making this team."

3 things we learned in the Jets’ 24-18 win over the Eagles by Kristian Dyer (New York Metro)

"With the New York Jets having answered most of their questions in their previous two preseason games (both wins), the fourth and final preseason game was less about a victory and more about evaluating the bottom of the roster."

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