Jalen Hurts provided the Philadelphia Eagles a flash with his legs and his partners concocted their best all-around exertion of the period.
They required everybody to convey to beat the New Orleans Saints.
Hurts ran for 106 yards and tossed for 167 and one score, Miles Sanders had 115 yards surging and a couple of scores and Philadelphia vanquished the Saints 24-21 Sunday, snapping New Orleans’ nine-game series of wins.
Eagles mentor Doug Pederson wouldn’t focus on beginning Hurts or returning to Carson Wentz one week from now.
“I thought overall there were good things,” Pederson said. “This wasn’t about one guy. It was about how resilient this team is. He was part of the win. There were a lot of good performances.”
The Eagles (4-8-1) snapped a four-game losing streak and remained close enough for Washington (6-7) in the woeful NFC East. They ran for a season-high 246 yards.
The Saints (10-3) were 8-0 in the course of the last two seasons without Drew Brees prior to running into the motivated Eagles. The misfortune dropped New Orleans to the No. 2 seed in the NFC behind Green Bay, however they as of now have made sure about a season finisher billet.
“When a team rushes for 250 yards, not a lot of good things can happen,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “But I’ll say this. (Hurts) was impressive just watching him. I thought he played with poise, made some throws. He was smart. He did a good job.”
Hurts was 17 of 30 in his first profession start. He bobbled late in the final quarter. The 2019 Heisman Trophy next in line started the season as the third-string quarterback. He was raised to reinforcement in Week 2 and took a couple of snaps every week until Wentz was sidelined during a 30-16 misfortune at Green Bay last Sunday.
“It’s a great team win,” Hurts said. “Everybody played together as one. We had each other’s back.”
Taysom Hill was 28 of 38 for 291 yards, two TDs, one capture and was sacked multiple times by Philly.
Sanders stream free for a 82-yard TD run in the subsequent quarter, giving the Eagles a 17-0 lead. He hardened equipped previous colleague Malcom Jenkins on his way to the fourth-longest spat establishment history. Sanders has three runs of 70 or more yards since October. He had a 74-yard TD run against Pittsburgh and a 74-yard run against Baltimore.
“We played a whole four quarters,” Sanders said. “We looked like a complete team.”
The Saints had 98 all out yards in the main half before they got moving on their first ownership of the subsequent half. Alvin Kamara ran in from the 5 to cover a 65-yard drive and slice Philadelphia’s lead to 17-7.
The Eagles lost cornerback Darius Slay and wellbeing Rodney McLeod on a similar play before Kamara scored. Both were blitzing on the play.
The Saints exploited on the following drive when Hill terminated a 37-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders, who beat Kevon Seymour, playing his first game for the Eagles.
New Orleans got an opportunity to take a lead, however Philadelphia’s safeguard came through. On fourth-and-2 from the Eagles 42, Josh Sweat strip-fired Hill and Javon Hargrave recuperated. Philadelphia again kept it on the ground and Sanders ran in from the 1 to make it 24-14.
The Eagles were attempting to run out the clock when Hurts mishandled close to midfield. Slope associated with Jared Cook on a 20-yard TD pass to get the Saints inside 24-21 with 1:29 left.
However, Philadelphia recuperated the onside kick.
Hurts threw a 15-yard TD pass to Alshon Jeffery on fourth-and-2 to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead from the get-go in the subsequent quarter. Jeffery had two gets in four games this season prior to pulling in Hurts’ back-shoulder toss to give Philadelphia an uncommon lead.
After Duke Riley blocked Hill’s pass that skiped off Kamara’s mind, Jake Elliott kicked a 44-yard field objective for a 10-0 lead. It was just the fourth pick this season for Philadelphia.
Will Lutz missed a 45-yard field objective wide right in the principal quarter.
THE 100 DUO
Damages and Sanders are the main quarterback/running back blend to each run for 100 yards in similar game for the Eagles since Donovan McNabb and Duce Staley in 2002.
Saints: OL Nick Easton was assessed for a blackout.
Eagles: Slay (head) and McLeod (knee) left in the second from last quarter. CB Avonte Maddox (knee) left in the primary half.
Saints: host the Kansas City Chiefs (12-1) on Sunday.
Eagles: visit the Arizona Cardinals (7-6) on Sunday.