The Philadelphia Eagles win two in a row!
This is the breakout game the Eagles needed to prove their young team was improving. Sure, they beat the Lions, but every time they played better competition, they lost.
Now, in the end, the Philadelphia Eagles were a playoff team, and the Denver Broncos weren’t. Still, this game proved that the Eagles were progressing in their new run-first offense. Jordan Howard, Boston Scott, and Jalen Hurts produced a combined 219 rushing yards, and QB1 threw for 178 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a game Birds fans had waited to see since Week 1. Grade: A
This game was, far and away, the best overall performance by the Philadelphia Eagles team as a whole. This was another game where the score doesn’t reflect the performance of each team. This time, however, the Birds were the victors.
The score entering the fourth quarter was 33-7. Amazing performances by Miles Sanders (94 rushing yards) and Jalen Hurts (147 passing yards, 69 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns) were the difference in this one and gave the Eagles a second-consecutive win, a feat they hadn’t accomplished all season. Grade: A+
With the Philadelphia Eagles sitting at a game below .500 (5-6), they were ready for their final leg of the season, one in which they’d faced only one team with a winning record. Then it happened. Unfortunately, for some reason, Jalen Hurts treated this one like a bye week as he was completely unprepared.
He ended this one with 129 yards and three interceptions against a poor New York Giants defense. He led the team in rushing yards with 77, but sadly, and to make matters worse, he’d be diagnosed with an ankle injury after this one. Grade: D-