Stud: Haason Reddick, EDGE
In a low-scoring game, you need your defense to step up — and that's what happened in this one. The Eagles leaned heavily on their defense and one player who stood out was Haason Reddick.
A former first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals, Reddick signed with the Eagles last season and they quickly featured him as their top pass-rushing linebacker. He had a personal-best 16 sacks in his first season with the franchise and is off to another hot start in 2023.
The Temple product had three sacks heading into this game and then added 2.5 more. His first came in the second quarter on second-and-12. That forced the Jets into a third-and-13 and they wound up turning it over on downs.
His second sack came near the end of the third quarter that helped keep New York from taking a lead. With a 14-9 advantage, New York started with the ball on the Philly 36 and moved it to the eight-yard line. Facing a second-and-five, Reddick blew up the play and sacked Zach Wilson for a 12-yard loss.
New York had to settle for a field goal and made it a 14-12 game, thanks in large part to Reddick pushing them back to the edge of the red zone.
He then stepped up again following a missed field goal from Jake Elliott. New York again had a chance to take the lead back but Reddick and Milton Williams both got to Wilson before he could throw the ball and that led to another punt.
In the end, the four turnovers doomed the Eagles and even an excellent performance from their defense — who held the Jets to four field goals — wasn't enough.