Hurts has 3 TD passes plus TD run
Jalen Hurts reinforced his MVP bid with the aid of using throwing for 380 yards and 3 touchdowns and going for walks for some other score, and A.J Brown stuck landing passes in opposition to his former group to steer the Philadelphia Eagles to a 35-10 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Hurts has led the Eagles to an eleven-1 start, their first time with that report for the reason that 2004 and the fourth time in franchise history. The 1949 Eagles gained the NFL championship. The 1980 and 2004 groups misplaced withinside the Super Bowl.
The Eagles appearance each bit like a group which can win the Super Bowl.
Hurts became all they virtually had to inch toward a playoff spot.
The speedy, sure-armed QB set a profession excessive with 29 general touchdowns and had his 0.33 profession recreation with 4 general TDs. His first 1/2 of on my own became a quite true recreation for maximum quarterbacks: 268 yards passing and touchdowns with one dashing score.
The Eagles’ protection became first-rate, too, bottling up Derrick Henry — who had eleven incorporates for 30 yards — and proscribing Ryan Tannehill to 141 yards passing and a landing. The Titans (7-5) misplaced their 2nd directly however nevertheless have a cushty lead withinside the AFC South.
After a subject intention were given Tennessee inside 14-10 overdue withinside the 2nd quarter, the Titans punted on 5 directly possessions earlier than turning it over on downs.
It became inevitable that Hurts could search for Brown. Tennessee drafted Brown withinside the 2nd spherical of the 2019 draft and he right away have become one of the pinnacle receivers withinside the recreation. He crowned 1,000 yards receiving every of his first seasons and had 869 in only thirteen video games in his 0.33. But the Titans balked while Brown desired a enhance that could make him many of the highest-paid receivers withinside the league and despatched him to Philadelphia in a draft-night time deal.
That change became Philly’s first actual win of the season.
Brown has been higher than advertised — and yes, the Eagles paid him a guaranteed $fifty seven million — and he had 8 catches for 119 yards in opposition to the Titans. Fellow wideout DeVonta Smith had 5 catches for 102 yards.
With the sport tied 7-all, Hurts and Brown linked on an obvious 40-backyard TD byskip that overturned due to a penalty. Brown had already hugged the intention put up as a part of his scoring celebration. No worries. Hurts got here proper returned and hit Brown — who stunned cornerback Kristian Fulton — for, yup, a 40-backyard landing and a 14-7 lead.
Hurts threw a 34-backyard TD byskip to Smith on the sport’s first power and closed the primary 1/2 of with a 2-backyard run for a 21-10 lead.
The subsequent Hurts-to-Brown TD become a doozy. Hurts aired it out to the nook of the stop area and the ball skimmed cornerback Tre Avery’s facemask earlier than Brown cradled it for the 29-backyard rating and a 28-10 lead withinside the third.
Miles Sanders’ 3-backyard TD run withinside the fourth made it 35-10 and the best suspense left become if Hurts could go back for some other power. He didn’t. The sport become out of reach. The exceptional season in group records stays very a great deal in sight.
The lone Titans landing got here with at enormous cost. Receiver Treylon Burks become evaluated for a concussion following a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit as he jumped to make the 25-backyard TD capture from Tannehill withinside the first sector that tied the sport 7-all.
Eagles protection Marcus Epps become flagged for pointless roughness. Burks become on his returned and gamers from each groups took a knee. The 22-year-antique receiver sooner or later walked off on his very own electricity and went to the locker room for treatment.
Titans: Burks, Fulton (groin) and LB David Long all suffered injuries.
Eagles: WR Quez Watkins (shoulder) and LB Shaun Bradley (hamstring) have been hurt.
The Eagles have been penalized 9 instances for 60 yards withinside the first 1/2 of and the Titans have been hit with 4 consequences for fifty nine yards.