To no surprise, the Eagles walked into Met Life Stadium on Sunday and handled the Giants. The offense started hot as Jalen Hurts put on a masterful passing display against a very weak New York defense. The Eagles put on a clinic as they defeated the Giants 48-22. The second most points that they have ever scored against the Giants.
Hurts continued to add more reasoning for his case for MVP. Jalen Hurts had two beautiful passing touchdowns to A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. He finished the game going 21 for 31 with 217 passing yards and two passing touchdowns. Of course, he didn’t stop there as he added 75 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
Hurts continued to show why he deserves to be the MVP of the league as the team is now 12-1 and Jalen has played like a top-5 QB week in and week out.
Unfortunately, the momentum seemed to have slowed down a bit as the injuries piled on for the Eagles. The team ruled out Reed Blankenship and Arryn Siposs before the second half started as they went down due to some lower body injuries.
Eagles’ historic day
On the bright side, Jalen Hurts broke another record as he is the first quarterback to have back-to-back seasons with 10+ rushing touchdowns. Both A.J. Brown and Miles Sanders crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the respectable positions for the first time since 2014. Miles Sanders rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns to help solidify a career year. A.J. Brown caught 4 passes for 70 yards and one touchdown.
Another piece of history is the fact that Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, and A.J. Brown are the first trio in Eagles’ history to have either 10+ rushing touchdowns or 10+ receiving touchdowns in a season.
While the Eagles have clinched their playoff berth with this win against the Giants, the mission and focus have to stay the same until they clinch the number one seed. They will take on Justin Fields and the Bears next week in hopes of getting a little closer to the top seed of the NFC.
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