It didn’t take long for the Eagles quarterback Jalen is hurting To set the tone for Saturday night’s game against the Giants.
Hurts his wide receiver Devonta Smith A touchdown pass to the tight end on the second snap of the game for 40 yards and the Eagles went up 7-0. Dallas Goedert A few plays later. They would build that lead to 28-0 with Hurts running like the quarterback who carried the league before suffering a right shoulder injury in Week 15 of the regular season.
After a 38-7 win was in the books, Hurts said he felt “adequate” physically, but head coach Nick Siriani was a bit more upbeat when discussing the lift Hurts gave the team.
“It’s like keeping him out — I know that’s high praise, but keeping him out — I shouldn’t even go there — it’s like. Michael Jordan Out,” Siriani said. “He’s your leader. He’s your guy. I think it’s the biggest honor I can pay him to compare his ability on the field to a Michael Jordan type. This guy leads. He brings this calmness to the whole team. He plays great football. He’s as tough as they come. Yeah, I mean, to me, nobody played better football than him this year.
Goedert said Hurts “had it in him, so we all follow that,” and that formula has proven to be a successful one for the Eagles this season. If they can follow that up one more time, they’ll go to the Super Bowl.