Philadelphia Eagles: Everything good and bad about a Week 15 loss

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The Philadelphia Eagles no longer have a quarterback controversy.

The best of the best: Jalen Hurts, Quarterback

There may be uncertainty with the Philadelphia Eagles’ future, but one thing is certain. They wouldn’t have had a chance in this game without Jalen Hurts. This may be a tough one for some Eagles fans to admit, but Hurts was amazing. Yes, he had the ugly start and made a few mistakes in this game, but the great plays outweighed the bad plays by a mile.

Hurts racked up 338 yards passing and 63 yards rushing while throwing four total touchdowns. He also racked up a 102.3 rating to cap off Week 15. What impressed just about everyone is that, at no point, did Hurts ever panic, lose his cool, or even flinch during the game. His confidence and leadership have been growing, and that seemed to impact his teammates.

The good: Every pass catcher (and that includes Alshon Jeffery)

Hurts’ 338 passing yards wouldn’t have been possible without the receiving corps stepping up and doing their part. From Quez Watkins turning on the jets for his first-ever NFL touchdown to Alshon Jeffery looking somewhat like himself, the receiving corps looked like a real threat for once out on the field in Week 15.

The good: Alex Singleton, Linebacker

The Eagles’ linebackers looked like a lost group until Alex Singleton finally got his first start. Since then, he’s shown week after week that not only does he belong in this league, but he is a genuine starting-caliber player. The former CFL star had 11 total tackles and a tackle for a loss in Week 15, bringing his total number of tackles for the year to 98.