The Philadelphia Eagles third-year quarterback Jalen Hurts is having the best statistical year of his career so far. He’s amassed 2,847 all-purpose yards and 23 total touchdowns scored while only having five turnovers. Hurts’ incredibly efficient year has led the Eagles to a 9-1 record for only the sixth time in franchise history. Hurts has not been the only shining star on the Eagles, as the defense has allowed only 18.3 opponent points per game and 300.6 opponent yards per game, both of which are top seven in the entire league.
Going into their week 11 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts the Eagles had scored 20 or more points in 14 consecutive games. The Eagles were looking to continue riding their hot offensive hand, but unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way. Going into the fourth quarter of the game the Eagles were losing 3-13 after giving up a lone touchdown on the Colts’ first drive of the game.
To start the fourth Hurts led the Eagles on a 60-yard touchdown drive in which he tallied 50 of those 60 yards to put the Eagles down by only three in a 10-13 game. On the Colts' next two offensive drives, the Eagles' defense was able to force a fumble and hold them to only a field goal.
With five minutes left in the game, Jalen Hurts and the Eagles had the ball and needed a touchdown, down 10-16. Hurts led the offense on an 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that was capped off with a run of his own up the middle into the endzone. This was the fourth game-winning drive of Hurts’ young career as the Eagles defense was able to hold off the Colts' last attempt at scoring.
Jalen Hurts’ MVP caliber season continues and his clutch ways lead the Eagles into Thanksgiving with the best record in the entire NFL.