The Eagles ended a short week in grand fashion with another thrilling win.
The Philadelphia Eagles sure had their hands full against the Buffalo Bills, didn't they? That may be putting things mildly, but they came out on top. No one's going to argue with a thrilling 37-34 overtime win.
They played through driving rains for the second straight week. They erased a ten-point deficit twice in the second half. In short, they did what they had to do to win this game.
A desperate Buffalo Bills team entered Lincoln Financial Field with a 6-5 record and hopes of making up ground in the AFC playoff race. They were on the heels of their best win of the season, a dominating performance against the New York Jets in Week 11. They left with their sixth loss of the season.
The Eagles ended a short week that began with an upset win at Arrowhead Stadium over the Kansas City Chiefs with a win over another AFC opponent. Let's get into some key takeaways from the game. before we turn our attention to the San Francisco 49ers.
It isn't how you start, it's how you finish. Just ask Jalen Hurts.
If Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts still has lingering effects from a minor knee injury, he certainly isn't showing it. He seemed to be affected by the weather early on. He had one of the worst halves of football in his career so far on Sunday, but he turned the page and led the comeback. His 12-yard touchdown dash in overtime would write a finish to this one.
Hurts finished the game having completed 18 of 31 passes for 200 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. He also rushed for 65 yards and two more scores. His second half and overtime numbers alone were as follows: 14 completions on 20 attempts. 137 yards passing, three touchdowns, no interceptions, seven carries for 43 yards and a score.
This came after completing four of 11 attempts for 33 yards and tossing an interception in the first half. His passer rating was 7.0. As expected, he never gave up. He kept fighting. His teammates rallied around him.