Somebody’s streak had to end today. It turned out that the Eagles would end two streaks at once. They ended their own four game losing streak, and ended the Saints nine game winning streak with a 24-21 win on Sunday. You could say part of the reason the eagles were able to win was maybe the Saints were looking past the Eagles to the Chiefs next week, especially with the Eagles holding a 17-0 lead at halftime thanks to an Alshon Jeffery TD reception, and an 82 yard Miles Sanders TD run. The Saints snapped out of their funk in the second half and cut the lead to 17-14, before a Josh Sweat strip sack gave the ball back to the Eagles. The Eagles took advantage of it and scored a much needed TD, Sanders run, to go up 24-14. After the Saints missed a FG that would have cut it to 24-17, Jalen Hurts fumbled and the Saints took advantage with a Jared Cook TD to cut it to 24-21. Somehow the Eagles recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock, and Jalen Hurts got a win in his first start.
Jalen Hurts held his own in his first start. He wasn’t flashy did enough fort he eagles to win. Hurts and Sanders both ran for over a hundred yards against a team who hadn’t given up a hundred yards rushing to anyone in their previous fifty six games. Hurts went 17/30, 167 yards, and a TD. What Hurts did against the saints that Wentz wasn’t doing was making better decisions. Hurts wasn’t sacked thanks to not staying in the pocket too long, running when he had to, and by design, and throwing the ball away. Usually it’s the QB that takes the OL out to dinner when a QB doesn’t get sacked. This time it should be the other way around because Hurts made the OL look better than they really are. Anyway a win is a win which is always good unless you were hoping for a loss and a better draft pick.