The Philadelphia Eagles secured an impressive victory over Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts displayed exceptional performance, making it challenging for the Chiefs’ secondary to contain him.
In a post-game interview, Hurts highlighted the team’s success, particularly in the second half when he orchestrated a scoring barrage.
“We showed up when it mattered most,” Hurts noted.
His 10-yard touchdown run and a successful conversion narrowed the gap to just three points, and a subsequent one-yard rushing touchdown secured a four-point lead, sealing the Eagles’ victory.
Unsatisfied despite victory
Hurts outshone Mahomes in their quarterback rivalry, completing 22 of 30 passes with only eight misses, while Mahomes had 24 completions out of 43 attempts.
“I don’t think we played clean tonight. I don’t think we played to our standard — nowhere near our standard,” Hurts said.
“But I think the thing that you can’t test or quantify is the resilience that a team has, the ability to persevere and see through things and overcome things, and this team has that.”
The Eagles demonstrated superior efficiency and versatility, with Mahomes facing challenges in navigating through his linemen for better opportunities.
“Listen, I’m really happy,” Jason Kelce said.
“I would have probably been happier if we would have put together a really dominant performance offensively and played great.
“I think the fact that we didn’t do that makes it a littler bittersweet. I think the defense is largely why we won the game today. Hats off to those guys, and I’m certainly happy to be 9-1.”