NFL

Hurts Put Up 167 Yards as the Philadelphia Eagles Topped the New Orleans Saints 24-21

The Philadelphia Eagles topped the New Orleans Saints in a tantalizing victory of 24-21, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 in Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. For the win, Jalen Hurts threw for 167 yards, and one touchdown. The Eagles also relied on a rushing game that produced 246 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Hurts finished the game completing 17 of 30 passes, to lead the way for the Eagles. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 83.60, coming from a performance that included 167 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions for the game.

Boston Scott and Miles Sanders led the rushing game for the Eagles. Scott rushed for six yards from carrying the football three times. Scott was helped by Sanders who carried the football 14 times for a total of 115 yards. In the passing game, Hurts was most successful throwing the ball to Jalen Reagor and Greg Ward. Reagor caught two passes for a total of 46 yards, while Ward contributed with 20 yards from two passes.

With one forced fumble, two tackles for loss and five sacks , the Eagles got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.

On the losing side of the game, Taysom Hill of the Saints ended the day with two touchdowns, along with 291 yards, one interception, and a 102.00 passer rating.

The Saints’ rushing game was led by Latavius Murray and Alvin Kamara. For the game, Murray carried the ball four times, rushed for 13 yards, and zero touchdowns. Kamara supplemented and carried the ball a total of 11 times for a total of 50 yards. Meanwhile Tre’Quan Smith and Michael Thomas were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Saints. Smith caught three passes from Hill for a total of 60 yards, while Thomas contributed with 84 yards from eight passes.

For the game, the Saints defensive effort yielded one forced fumble, no tackles for loss and zero sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

After the win, the Eagles now have a 4-8 record, compared to the Saints who now have a 10-3 record.