Jalen Hurts ran himself into the NFL History Books last night after a dominant performance against the Packers
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers last night in South Philadelphia, winning 40-33 thanks to a historic night from Jalen Hurts.
Hurts ran 17 times for 157 yards. 102 of those yards came in the first quarter. He also found both AJ Brown and Quez Watkins in the end zone, finishing the night with two touchdown passes and 154 yards through the air.
As a team, the Eagles dropped 40 points on the Packers, while rushing for 363 yards and putting up 500 total yards on the night. They had 29 first downs and nearly 36 minutes of ball possession.
The Eagles are averaging 220 passing yards and 162 rushing yards per game. Only 10 other teams in NFL history have accomplished that through the first 11 games.
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Hurts became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for 150 yards and throw for multiple touchdowns in a regular-season win. Justin Fields ran for 178 and threw three TDs in a loss to the Dolphins earlier this month, and Colin Kaepernick ran for 181 yards and threw two TDs in a playoff win over the Packers in 2012.
Hurts 157 rushing yards are were the 5th-most ever by an NFL quarterback and 27 more than the previous Eagles record of 130, which was set by Michael Vick during the 2010 season against the New York Giants.
Hurts obviously can run the football at will, but he’s also doing it through the air this season. He now has 17 touchdown passes and just three interceptions, becoming the 13th quarterback in NFL history with at least 17 passing touchdowns and three or fewer interceptions through the first 11 games of the season.
Yes, Jalen Hurts is the MVP of the National Football League this season and every performance each week continues to prove that.
The Eagles have six games left on in the 2022-23 regular season and Hurts is on pace to throw for just under 4,000 yards while also rushing for just over 900 yards. The Eagles quarterback is set to have around 26 passing touchdowns, four interceptions, 12 rushing touchdowns, and a 105.6 passer rating.
Again, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia, literally nobody has ever done all that in a season in the NFL’s 103-year history.
The Eagles will host the Tennessee Titans next week, looking to improve to 11-1 on the season.