After a stellar performance in a comeback win, Jalen Hurts has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Hurts completed 29 of his 38 passes, throwing for 319 yards and four touchdowns. His 135.7 passer rating was a season-high, and the four passing touchdowns tied a career-high. The Eagles improved to 7-1 thanks to their quarterback's big day.
"Man, he played really well," said Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni. "He played really good, and we all saw that. Tough, leader, can beat you a lot of different ways, and he beat the team with his arm."
His 319 passing yards tied the most Hurts has had this season; the other time was during another comeback win against Washington in Week 4.
Hurts had an impressive 76.3 percent completion percentage to go along with 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
Philadelphia's quarterback threw two touchdown passes to A.J. Brown, the reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week. He also connected on touchdowns with DeVonta Smith and Julio Jones. Two of the scores were in the fourth quarter, one with his team trailing and the other with the game tied.
Hurts now ranks third in the NFL in total yards (2,420) and has the second-most total touchdowns (19) in the league.
The Oklahoma University graduate has logged 300-plus total yards and 2-plus total touchdowns in each of his last six games, marking the longest active streak in the NFL.
This is the first Player of the Week honor for Hurts this season. Last year, he won the award in Weeks 12 and 13.
Through Week 8, the Eagles have won five NFC Player of the Week awards. Jake Elliott won Special Teams Player of the Week in Weeks 1 and 4. In Week 2, D'Andre Swift received Offensive Player of the Week. Wide receiver A.J. Brown was given the same award in Week 7.
"The conviction that he played with, the accuracy, it was – he played a really, really clean game," said Offensive Coordinator Brian Johnson. "Guys did a great job of making plays. I thought our protection was outstanding." – Written by Owen Boyle