Bertolet kicks 2 FGs, misses 3 in Jets’ 6-0 win over Eagles

Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 22:38:32-04

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Taylor Bertolet kicked two field goals for the game’s only scores, but missed three other attempts in his bid to make New York’s roster as the Jets topped the Philadelphia Eagles 6-0 in a snoozer of a preseason finale Thursday night.

The kicking job still appears up for grabs for the Jets (2-2) after a shaky summer from Bertolet, who replaced Chandler Catanzaro — who abruptly retired after the first preseason game.

Bertolet was wide right on a 53-yard field-goal attempt early in the first quarter, but made a 23-yarder early in the second. Marcus Cooper’s interception of Eagles rookie Clayton Thorson helped set up the scoring drive.

Bertolet was wide left on a 56-yarder just before halftime. His 39-yarder gave the Jets a 6-0 lead with 5:10 left in the third quarter. Bertolet then missed a 49-yarder with 9:40 remaining, and finished 5 for 8 on field-goal attempts in three preseason games and missed two of his four extra-point attempts.

Thorson, a fifth-rounder out of Northwestern, played the entire game for the Eagles (1-3). He finished 12 of 26 for just 84 yards and an interception.

Carson Wentz sat out again with the rest of Philadelphia’s starters, while veterans Josh McCown and Cody Kessler didn’t play.

Trevor Siemian started at quarterback for the Jets with Sam Darnold and New York’s starters getting the night off. With the backup job wrapped up, Siemian went 5 of 5 for 37 yards in his only series before giving way to Luke Falk.