Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense performed well in Sunday Night Football over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Eagles star completed only 16 passes for 153 yards, but rushed for 157 yards, a career high. Hurts’ 310 total yards and two touchdown passes were crucial in helping the Eagles beat the Packers 40-33.
After a lackluster performance in the Eagles’ 32-21 loss to the Washington Commanders, Hurts’ stellar performance helped him re-enter NFL MVP contention. He finished with just 175 passing yards and 28 rushing yards. The loss ended the Eagles’ perfect start to the season.
The Hawks were on the brink of losing Game 2 against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but 14 points in the fourth quarter gave them a narrow 17-16 victory.
Hurts completed 18 of his 25 pass attempts for 190 yards passing and 86 rushing yards. He was directly responsible for two touchdowns, a pass and a rush in the fourth quarter.
Mike Smith is a fan of Jalen Hurts
Previous atlanta falcons Head coach Mike Smith appeared on the BallFather podcast last week and explained to host Reggie Roberts how jay is hurt Features of elite NFL quarterbacks showcased philadelphia eagles‘ Narrow win over the Colts. He says:
“When things don’t always go the way you want them to, the great quarterbacks in this league are going to be able to find a way to win. To me, that’s the mark of a guy who owns his team, he’s A winner. When things aren’t going well, whether it’s him playing badly or the people around him playing badly, he’ll find a way at the end of the game, [makes sure] By the 60th minute, or if it was extra time, they would have scored one more point. ”
Smith also said it was one of the best wins of Hertz’s young NFL career:
“That was a landmark win. Even though some said they were against the underdog Indianapolis Colts. By the way, they’re still in the playoffs. Right? They recovered here the last two weeks Their season … but he found a way to finish it.”
He also praised Hertz as a passer against the Colts:
“He had to throw the football. He was running all season. But he was able to lead the team to the win at the end of the game. That said he was a great leader. We knew he was a great runner. Even though he only had Six or seven incompletes, and they probably had ugly incompletes, but he still kicked the ball pretty accurately.”
Smith credited Hurts with leading the Eagles to the NFL’s best record and predicted they’ll finish the regular season on a strong note with a possible No. 1 seed in the NFC.
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Jalen Hurts’ gritty performance against the Colts and his explosive performance against the Packers proved that the quarterback can throw the ball whenever the team needs him. It’s been a terrific campaign for Hertz, and the Eagles are hoping he can continue on his current trajectory as the face of the franchise.