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Jets QB Zach Wilson Scores Pair Of TDs On First Two Drives Against Eagles

Dec 5, 2021, 11:37 AM
Zach Wilson - New York Jets - Philadelphia Eagles...
Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets throws the ball during pregame warm-ups before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 05, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson score a pair of early touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Jets hosted the Eagles on Sunday, December 5.

With 12:42 remaining in the opening quarter, Wilson threw a strike into the back of the end zone to Elijah Moore.

Wilson’s touchdown toss gave the Jets an early 6-0 lead. New York missed the PAT kick.

The throw capped a five-play, 21-yard drive that lasted 2:18.

After the score, Wilson was 3/3 for 18 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles scored a touchdown on the next drive to take the lead.

On their following possession, Wilson and the Jets marched down the field before the former BYU signal-caller scored on a QB sneak.

Wilson’s run gave the Jets a 12-7 lead.

The second touchdown capped an 11-play, 68-yard drive that took 6:07 off the clock.

Following his second score, Wilson was 7/8 passing for 50 yards and one touchdown. He added two carries for one yard and a touchdown on the ground.

The former BYU star entered the game having thrown for 1,313 yards, four touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.

New York’s game against Philadelphia is broadcast on CBS.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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