NFL teams know that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts needs to be watched because he can make things happen on the field. Well, maybe not all teams.
The Green Bay Packers couldn’t handle Hurts at all to start their Sunday night matchup in Philadelphia as Hurts topped the 100-yard rushing mark. …in the first quarter.
Hurts is now the only quarterback with more than 100 rushing yards in a quarter in the last 30 years, as he went 102-for-52 on the first drive of the game that saw Kenneth Gainwell run from four yards to go up 7-0. .
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Hurts is also on the verge of breaking the Eagles franchise record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game, which Michael Vick set at 130 yards in 2010. He finished the first half with 126 yards. in 10 carries.
While Hurts is doing this against a struggling Packers defense, it’s worth noting that he’s not the NFL’s leading rusher among quarterbacks.
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That goes for Justin Fields, who has 834 rushing yards on the season with seven rushing touchdowns.
He was unable to play against the New York Jets on Sunday because of a shoulder injury, but has topped 100 rushing yards in two of his last three games, which includes his Nov. 6 performance against the Miami Dolphins that saw 178 rushing yards in your stat sheet. .
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Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen and Daniel Jones were ahead of Hurts in rushing yards to quarterbacks before the start of this game, but Hurts will certainly pass Jones now (451 to 440).
Hurts led his Eagles down the field with his legs and didn’t mind passing it to Gainwell and Miles Sanders twice for three early touchdowns against Green Bay.
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But he was also doing his job as a passer, finding Quez Watkins just before halftime for a 30-yard throw down the right sideline for a touchdown, making it 27-20 for the Eagles en route to the locker room.