Final

Eagles 31

(2-1, 1-0 away)

Jaguars 24

(0-3, 0-2 home)

7:30 PM ET, August 24, 2013

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL 

1 2 3 4 T
PHI 0 16 0 1531
JAX 7 10 7 024

Eagles 31, Jaguars 24

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michael Vick missed some throws, had one picked off and even was sacked twice.

It wasn't perfect, but it was good enough for Vick to declare himself ready for the regular season.

Vick completed 15 of 23 passes for 184 yards, with a touchdown and an interception, and the Eagles rallied to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-24 in a preseason game Saturday night. He also ran for 53 yards, most of them coming after plays broke down.

Just days after being named the starter, Vick showed solid command of new coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense.

"I think there were a lot of things that happened tonight that are very promising for our team," Vick said. "I ran the ball pretty well. I don't want to run that much, but I would if I have to. I did it and protected myself all night. If I can do it like that, then I can help this football team."

Vick found Riley Cooper for a 9-yard score in the second quarter.

"I thought Michael did a really good job of keeping plays alive at times, but there are other times where you have to cut your losses and get us back to the line of scrimmage and get the next snap off," Kelly said. "He did a good job of not forcing the football. He did a good job of making them honest and picked up some good yardage in running after they did a good job in coverage.

"If you do that, then your quarterback can hurt you with his feet, and I think that's what Michael did tonight."

Bryce Brown and Chris Polk ran for fourth-quarter touchdowns, helping the Eagles (2-1) overcome a 24-16 deficit.

Nick Foles, who lost the starting job to Vick earlier in the week, completed 10 of 11 passes for 112 yards in the second half.

"That's what I expect out of him," Kelly said. "He's an outstanding quarterback. I said that when we made the decision with Michael that I feel we have two quarterbacks that are quality NFL quarterbacks. We expect him to do that. That's the type of player he is."

LeSean McCoy ran five times for 9 yards. Brown got more work, finishing with 92 yards on 11 carries.

Jacksonville's Chad Henne, who lost the starting job to Blaine Gabbert earlier in the week but got the start because Gabbert has a broken thumb, completed 11 of 18 passes for 106 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception.

Henne threw a 17-yard strike to Justin Blackmon in the first quarter and found Allen Reisner on an 8-yard score in the third.

Jordan Todman, who is vying for a backup spot behind Maurice Jones-Drew, accounted for Jacksonville's other touchdown when he ripped off a 63-yard run in the second.

Both teams played up-tempo most of the night, often going without a huddle and trying to keep defenses off balance and out of breath.

"For the most part, the tempo is such a tremendous strain on the defense," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. "I thought we handled it really well. We had a good game plan to handle the tempo and it slowed down somewhat as the game has gone on."

Jacksonville (0-3) had several positives. Receiver Cecil Shorts III, who missed the last three weeks with a left calf strain, made his preseason debut. He caught one pass for 20 yards and escaped without a setback.

Rookie right tackle Luke Joeckel returned after missing last week's preseason game because of a hip flexor and played well.

And Todman showed the kind of burst the Jaguars have been lacking in the backfield. With Justin Forsett having missed three preseason games because of a sprained toe, Todman may have solidified his chances of making the 53-man roster. His big run was longer than anything the Jaguars have had in the last two years.

"We always talk about who's fast," Jones-Drew said. "Todman right there showed he had a little speed, but we'll see later on who's the fastest at the end of the season."

Jacksonville had one huge negative: Starting left guard Will Rackley, who missed all of last season because of an ankle injury, injured his left knee on the team's first offensive play. X-ray were negative, but an MRI was scheduled for Sunday.

The Jaguars were ahead after three quarters, but failed to hold a lead for the second consecutive week.

The Eagles outgained Jacksonville 452-346 and added 189 yards in kickoff and punt returns.

Other positives for Philly: Linebacker Connor Barwin had an interception and a sack, and tight end Brent Celek caught four passes for 54 yards and nearly had a TD reception early.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PHI
JAX
1st Downs2720
Passing 1st downs
159
Rushing 1st downs
128
1st downs from Penalties
03
3rd down efficiency
4-117-17
4th down efficiency
0-02-3
Total Plays7073
Total Yards452346
Yards per play6.54.7
Total Drives1311
Passing280144
Comp - Att
25-3419-32
Yards per pass
8.24.5
Interceptions thrown
11
Sacks - Yards Lost
2-167-26
Rushing172202
Rushing Attempts
3434
Yards per rush
5.15.9
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-62-3
Penalties6-454-30
Turnovers31
Fumbles lost
20
Interceptions thrown
11
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession28:3331:27

Passing Leaders

PHIC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Vick15/231848.0112-16
Foles10/1111210.2000-0
JAXC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Henne11/181065.9214-14
Scott6/11524.7001-3

Rushing Leaders

PHICARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown11928.4123
Vick7537.6016
JAXCARYDSAVGTDLG
Todman810513.1163
Robinson7334.7010

Receiving Leaders

PHIRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Celek45413.50267
Jackson34816.00224
JAXRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Blackmon45012.51217
Brackett4246.00115

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPHIJAX
jaxTD07:52Justin Blackmon 17 Yd Pass From Chad Henne (Josh Scobee Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERPHIJAX
phiFG14:56Alex Henery 30 Yd 37
phiTD13:41Riley Cooper 9 Yd Pass From Michael Vick (Alex Henery Kick) 107
jaxFG08:47Josh Scobee 35 Yd 1010
jaxTD05:26Jordan Todman 63 Yd Run (Josh Scobee Kick) 1017
phiFG02:06Alex Henery 31 Yd 1317
phiFG00:00Alex Henery 45 Yd 1617
THIRD QUARTERPHIJAX
jaxTD08:50Allen Reisner 8 Yd Pass From Chad Henne (Josh Scobee Kick) 1624
FOURTH QUARTERPHIJAX
phiTD10:37Bryce Brown 4 Yd Run (Alex Henery Kick) 2324
phiTD02:12Chris Polk 4 Yd Run (Chris Polk Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3124