Jalen Hurts broke the Philadelphia Eagles franchise record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game as his squad became the first NFL team to reach double-digit wins in a win 40-33 over the Green Bay Packers.
Michael Vick held the single-game record with 130 rushing yards, but Hurts quickly put himself in position to break it when he rushed for 102 yards in the first quarter.
It also resulted in quick points, as the Eagles took an early 13-0 lead. Kenneth Gainwell punched into the end zone for the game’s first score, and after Aaron Rodgers threw his first interception of the contest, Miles Sanders rushed in for his first of two touchdowns.
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Hurts would finish the first half with 126 yards on 10 carries, but the record rush came on the Eagles’ second drive of the second drive, when he ran for six yards for 136 on the night.
He would follow with a nine-yard run to add to his final total of 157 yards on 17 carries for the record.
It was a scoring-filled first half, however, as the Packers were matching the Eagles’ offensive prowess and turnover ability. Rodgers let his running backs, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon get to work on their second drive, and Dillon would eventually find a 20-yard TD hole to make it 13-7.
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Then, after a turnover on downs, the Packers capitalized on Rodgers’ 11-yard pass to Randall Cobb to take the lead, 14-13. Rodgers ended up finding Jones on a 23-yard pass to the back of the end zone to tie the game at 20 apiece after the Packers got AJ Brown to fumble in their own territory.
It was a wild first half, but the second half is where the real Packers story began as Rodgers was dealing with an apparent rib injury following an Eagles sack that ultimately sidelined him for the game.
Before the competition, Rodgers’ thumb, which he admitted had been broken since Week 5, was a question mark. And after an interception on a shaky pass to start the game, those questions continued until he settled in.
But the back-to-back NFL MVP seemed hurt even more with his rib injury, as he winced with every pitch he threw as the Packers drove down the field on their second drive of the second half.
As the Eagles began the fourth quarter with the ball, Rodgers ran to the locker room with the coaches to have his injury checked out. And the results were not good, since he returned to the bench without protectors or a shirt. He finished the night 11 of 16 for 140 yards with two touchdown passes and two interceptions.
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Jordan Love, Rodgers’ backup since he was drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, entered the game. He immediately made his presence known, finding Christian Watson on a shot in midfield, who took 63 yards for a touchdown to make it 37-30 Eagles. It was Love’s first touchdown pass since week 18 of the 2021 season.
The Eagles, however, ran down the field, and Pro Bowl kicker Jake Elliott made a 54-yard field goal to give Philadelphia a 10-point lead.
Love and the Packers would get a field goal to move the score closer to a touchdown, but Mason Crosby’s onside kick went the way of the Eagles and they rushed in with Sanders to ice out the win.
Love was solid in the fourth, going 6-for-9 on the night for 113 yards and the passing touchdown.
DeVonta Smith was the Eagles’ leading receiver with 50 yards on four receptions, while Brown had a touchdown and 46 passing yards. Quez Watkins also caught a 30-yard pass from Hurts just before halftime for a touchdown.
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And it wasn’t just Hurts rushing for 100-plus yards, as Sanders had 143 yards on 21 carries to help Philly’s 363 rushing yards as a team on the night.
In the passing game, Hurts had 153 yards on 16-of-28 with his two touchdown passes as well.
For the Packers, Watson would finish with 110 yards on four receptions as his final weeks remain promising. Dillon was their leading rusher with 64 yards on eight carries.
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The Eagles will welcome the Tennessee Titans next week as they look to rack up more wins as the NFC’s top seed, while the 4-8 Packers may think their quarterback situation is over. with hopes of reaching the playoffs.