Dominant ground play combined with a highly efficient air attack propelled the Eagles to a 27-17 victory over an exhausted Washington team in a Week 15 clash on Tuesday night.
Philadelphia has had 131 rushes on 18 Miles Sanders carries, including a 38-yard run that has been the longest for a runner for the Eagles this season. Jalen Hurts reprized the goal-line defender role on several occasions, as Hurts scored two one-yard touchdowns on quarterback attempts. Second touchdown gave Hurts the Eagles team record for the race
affected by a quarterback in a single season. He also joined Cam Newton (2011) and Kyler Murray (2020) as the only quarterback in NFL history with over 700 rushing yards and over 9 rushing touchdowns in a season (according to NFL Research ).
Hurts also had a major impact in the air, as he completed 20 of 26 attempts for 296 yards and a 19-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to closed the scoring Greg Ward.
Dallas Goedert was Hurts’ favorite target, posting a career-high 135 yards on seven receptions.
The Eagles rushed for 238 yards for the game and became the first team since the Chicago Bears in 1985 to post more than 175 rushing yards in seven straight games.
The victory puts the Eagles in the No. 8 seed in the NFC and brings the football team down to the No. 10 seed.
Washington (6-8) travels to Dallas to face the Cowboys in Week 16. Philadelphia (7-7) hosts the Giants next week.
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