Boston Scott’s late-game fumble wiped away whatever chance the Eagles had to win yesterday.
By Max Harper
For the better part of a month, the Eagles shifted the focus of their offense to the running game.
Partly because they have a great offensive which moves defenders around like throw rugs.
And also because QB Jalen Hurts doesn’t have the kind of arm that can sustain 50 throws a game.
As if anyone can.
And they moved into the playoff convo, both as a Wild Card and as the NFC East winner, thanks to the Cowboys collapse.
Yesterday, the Birds ran it 33 times for 208 yards and passed it 31 times for 129 yards.
Sounds good, but add the turnovers and the ratio doesn’t matter so much.
At a time when his team had an opportunity to close the reeling Dallas Cowboys’ NFC East lead to 1½ games while moving into wild-card position, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts – after seeming to solidify his standing in recent weeks – again showed his limitations as a passer, serving up a trio of interceptions while missing on 17 of 31 throws.
Expect the quarterback of the future debate to heat up again.