Jalen Hurts Week 8 report card: Eagles QB1 shreds the Commanders in Landover

Jalen Hurts delivers his best statistical performance as a passer this season, and we just can't stop talking about it.
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Bone bruise? No problem... 14-3 deficit? Even less of a problem. In Week 8, during a road game versus the rival Washington Commanders, QB1 of the Philadelphia Eagles put on a masterful performance. Jalen Hurts proved to everyone again that he's among the NFL's elite offensive signal-callers.

The numbers: 29 completions on 38 attempts, 319 yards passing, four passing TDs, zero interceptions, and a 135.7 quarterback rating. We could stop right there, but we will continue.

This is the guy we have been waiting to see. This is the guy we watched last year. As he did in Week 7, he looked down adversity's barrel and didn't blink. Let's take a few moments to brag on our QB.

Following a slow start and ten first-half points, Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offense put on a show.

Best and worst throws

When your starting quarterback complete 76% of his passes and throws four touchdown passes, there isn't much to complain about. Truthfully, doing so seems silly or akin to nitpicking for lack of a better term.

There was a miss or two on a couple of deep shots. See a second and seven throw to D'Andre Swift on Philly's second offensive drive if you're looking for examples, but even Jalen's less accurate throws more often led to success thanks to adjustments by the receivers. See his toss in the fourth quarter to Julio Jones.

Hey it was a little behind him, but it worked out. All people will remember is the result.

QB1 was nearly perfect on a couple of nice shots to A.J. Brown (and another to DeVonta Smith). Check those out. Appreciate the beauty as a passer, this was Jalen's best performance of the season.

If this guy shows up in Week 9 versus the Dallas Cowboys, Philly's rival is in for a long one.

Here are the final grades for Hurts' performance.

  • Accuracy: A
  • Vision: A
  • Intangibles: A+
  • Decision-making: A+
  • Leadership: A+
  • Overall grade: A

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