Sproles, defense help Eagles beat Jets for 1st win, 24-17

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Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets looks to pass in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Darren Sproles returned a punt 89 yards for a score and added a 1-yard touchdown run, and the Philadelphia Eagles got their first win of the season by holding on to beat the New York Jets 24-17 on Sunday.

Sam Bradford threw a TD pass to Ryan Mathews, who also rushed for 108 yards while starting in place of the injured DeMarco Murray. The Eagles (1-2) improved to 10-0 all-time against the Jets (2-1), who were coming off a victory at Indianapolis last Monday night.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall and Jeremy Kerley, but was intercepted three times. The last, by Walter Thurmond with 3:28 left, helped seal Philadelphia’s victory.

Murray was out with a hamstring injury, while the Jets played without running back Chris Ivory (quadriceps), who was active but didn’t play, and Eric Decker (sprained knee).