- Eagles recover from 17-7 down at half-time
- Hurts plays huge role in comeback
- 150 passing yards for Quarterback
In a thrilling rematch of last season’s Super Bowl, Jalen Hurts led the Philadelphia Eagles to a second-half comeback, securing a 21-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite trailing 17-7 at halftime, the Eagles showcased resilience and determination.
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Hurts leads Eagles’ comeback
Hurts, the Eagles’ quarterback, played a pivotal role in the comeback, rushing for two crucial touchdowns. The win propels the Eagles to an impressive 9-1 record, the best in the NFL this season, while the Chiefs now stand at 7-3.
Reflecting on the game, the 25-year-old Hurts expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance, emphasising the significance of a complete team effort. “That was a complete team win, a complete team effort. We found a way,” said Hurts. “It was two teams going at it in a hostile environment, and we showed up when it mattered the most.”
Hurts concluded the game with 150 passing yards, navigating through a challenging contest that saw the Chiefs’ defence sack him five times. Despite the defensive dominance, Hurts managed to produce decisive scores in the second half. He closed the Chiefs’ lead to three points with a 10-yard rushing touchdown and completed the comeback by scoring from one yard.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made a valiant effort to snatch the win in their final possession. However, a crucial dropped pass by receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling on the Eagles’ goal line denied the Chiefs the opportunity to turn the tide.
Acknowledging the team’s overall performance, Hurts commented on the strong defensive showing, stating, “We didn’t play well offensively. Our defence definitely had us strong in that game. They did a great job. We’re winning games, but we’re yet to play our best ball. There’s a lot to be encouraged by, but we’re far from the finished product.”
Despite the loss, the Chiefs maintain control of the AFC West division, while the Eagles boast a two-game lead over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, with both sides seen by the bookies as the teams to beat. At the time of writing, bet365 have the Chiefs and the Eagles as joint favourites for the Super Bowl, priced at 9/2. Both sides are also favourites to win their respective conferences.