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Philadelphia 24, Jacksonville 18
When: 9:30 AM ET, Sunday, October 28, 2018
Where: Wembley Stadium, London
Temperature: 48°
Head Official: John Hussey
Attendance: 85870

Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz threw three touchdowns on Sunday and the Eagles held off a charging Jacksonville squad to defeat the Jaguars 24-18 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Wentz completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 286 yards and touchdown passes to Dallas Goedert, Wendell Smallwood and Zach Ertz as the Eagles were victorious in their first trip to London.

The Eagles' defense came up big with Philadelphia clinging to a 24-18 lead. Blake Bortles' pass on fourth-and-2 from the Jaguars' 48-yard line with 3:41 left was incomplete.

Wentz and the offense were able to milk the clock to zero as the Eagles evened their record at 4-4.

The Jaguars (3-5) had won three straight times in London and despite falling behind 17-6 in the third quarter, had a chance to take the lead early in the fourth period.

Bortles marched the Jaguars 75 yards in nine plays to pull the Jaguars within 17-12 at 4:33 of the third. Bortles went 6 for 8 on the drive, which he capped off with an 11-yard strike to Dede Westbrook in the back of the end zone. Rasul Douglas broke up a pass intended for Westbrook on the two-point conversion attempt.

On the Jaguars' next possession, Bortles got the ball at the Jacksonville 48-yard line. Eleven plays later, the Jags had to settle for a 33-yard field goal and trailed 17-15.

It took the Eagles only 3:15 to answer. Wentz found Ertz from 5 yards out to extend the Philly lead to 24-15.

Josh Lambo's 24-yard field goal, his fourth of the day, closed the deficit to 24-18.

Bortles, who was benched during last week's game, went 24 for 41 for 286 yards and one touchdown. He did not throw an interception.

The Eagles outgained and outplayed the Jaguars in the first half, but turnovers and mistakes plagued the reigning Super Bowl champs.

Philadelphia's offensive line was decimated in the first half as the Eagles lost both starting tackles, Jason Peters and Lane Johnson. Peters returned for the second half, but Johnson did not.

Yet, it was Wentz and the Eagles who capitalized on a Jacksonville turnover late in the second half. Bortles completed a pass to Keelan Cole, who fumbled on the Philadelphia 43-yard line. Malcolm Jenkins scooped up the fumble and returned it to the Jacksonville 44.

Four plays later, Wentz found Goedert for a 32-yard touchdown to give the Eagles a 10-6 lead heading into halftime.

Lambo hit field goals of 51 and 57 yards in the first half.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Philadelphia   Jacksonville
Josh Adams Player Blake Bortles
9 Attempts 8
61 Yards 43
6.8 Avg Yards 5.4
0 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 10
Receiving
Philadelphia   Jacksonville
Jordan Matthews Player T.J. Yeldon
4 Receptions 7
93 Yards 83
23.2 Avg Yards 11.9
0 Touchdowns 0
36 Long 37
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Philadelphia 395 133 262 3 1 0 4.0 1
Jacksonville 335 70 265 1 4 1 4.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Jacksonville will play their next game on the road against Indianapolis. The Jaguars have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Eagles have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .750 after a loss.