Simms starts, leads Jets to win over Eagles

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Matt Simms, competing for the Jets' No. 3 quarterback job, led four scoring drives, and Kahlil Bell had two touchdown runs as New York beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 in the teams' preseason finale Thursday night.

With the Jets' quarterback competition still uncertain, Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez didn't play. But Simms certainly showed he might deserve to stick around.

The son of former Giants star Phil Simms, who had his share of big games against the Eagles, was 33-of-44 passing for 285 yards for the Jets (3-1).

Both Jets coach Rex Ryan and Eagles coach Chip Kelly rested their starters, which meant Michael Vick also sat this one out on Philadelphia's sideline. Vick won the Eagles' competition last week, earning the job ahead of Nick Foles.

Foles was 6-of-17 passing for 63 yards in two quarters for the Eagles (2-2) before being replaced by Matt Barkley.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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