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Doug Pederson says Jalen Hurts will start at QB vs. Arizona

Jalen Hurts will get another chance to start at quarterback on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles head west to take on the Arizona Cardinals.

Head Coach Doug Pederson made the announcement at his day-after Monday press conference after reviewing the tape from the win over the Saints.

"After going through the film and really looking back even to last week and the preparation and everything, I'm going to continue with Jalen this week as the starter," Pederson said.

In his first NFL start, Hurts supported the Eagles in their biggest win of the season against the NFC South-leading Saints by throwing for 167 yards and a touchdown, while also gaining 106 yards on the ground. Hurts was not sacked once as the Eagles amassed 246 ground yards on the league's No. 2-ranked rushing defense.

Hurts was praised by his teammates following the game for his poise.

"He played awesome today. The tape shows for itself. He's so confident and he's a natural leader," running back Miles Sanders said. "We just needed that and he gave us that spark to start from last week. But ya'll seen it all. I think we played a whole total of four quarters today. I think we looked like a complete team, minus the penalties, we have to clean that up, but overall though I think this whole team did a hell of a job."

This Sunday marks another matchup with a playoff contender. The Cardinals are 7-6 and currently own the final Wild Card spot. Arizona held the New York Giants to just seven points as their quarterbacks were sacked eight times. Linebacker Haason Reddick, a Camden, New Jersey native and former Temple star, posted a career-high and franchise-record five QB takedowns. There is now an entire game's worth of tape for the Cardinals' coaches and players to analyze.

"Each week's a little bit different from a game plan standpoint. Those are things that we as coaches look at today and tomorrow and put a plan together and you practice and go play," Pederson said.

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