Here is what we learned:
- Nick Foles' luck didn't carry over from 2013. The quarterback lost fumbles on the first two drives of the game and tossed a terrible interception in the end zone. He often threw high or off-target, floated passes and held the ball way too long in the pocket. Foles made plays in the second half to lead the comeback, but it was far from a reassuring performance.
- It was a quintessential Chad Henne game. He made good throws early and allowed his receivers to make plays. As Henne is wont to do, however, he proceeded to miss too many throws NFL quarterbacks should make. The Jags' offense sputtered as a result. Given the optimism early in the game, the drum beat for Blake Bortles is going to get louder.
- It's hard to tell which Eagles defense was the real one. The one that looked like it couldn't stop a Big Ten offense or the one that swarmed the ball in the second half?
- The Jags' lack of roster depth was evident. It's a process, Jags fans. Don't give up hope yet.