EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Scott Bradley intercepted Tim Hasselbeck deep in his own territory in the final minute Friday night, helping the New York Jets hold on for a 23-16 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
A rookie linebacker out of Boston College who is hoping to secure a roster spot, Bradley found himself in the right place at the right time in the game's final moments.
On fourth and goal from inside the Jets' five, Hasselbeck had his pass deflect off the hands of tight end Tony Stewart and cornerback Andrew Davison before the ball fell into Bradley's arms.
Chad Pennington, who went the rest of the way after Vinny Testaverde played the first series, completed 13 of 27 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown for the Jets.
Pennington's touchdown pass was a 36-yarder to Ataveus Cash in the second quarter that gave New York a 10-3 lead.
The Jets (4-0), who completed an unbeaten exhibition campaign, open the regular season at Buffalo.
Like the Jets, the Eagles went primarily with reserves as star quarterback Donovan McNabb sat out.
The most interesting thing for the Eagles was the battle for the third-string job between Hasselbeck and A.J. Feeley.
Hasselbeck was 12 of 14 for 80 yards and an interception while Feeley went 14 of 20 for 188 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Philadelphia (1-3) opens the season at Tennessee.