By Mark Donovan
Jalen Hurts has outperformed a lot of expectations this season, but this was a game that raises questions about how far he has to go and how good he can be as a passer when the team faces better opposition.
Hurts threw for 258 yards, but he made multiple turnover-worthy plays and 68% of that yardage came after the catch through an endless sequence of screens and short passes.
And the ground game has been what propelled the team to success this season, but it wasn’t going to fly against Tampa Bay in this game.
Hurts led the team in carries (eight) and yards (39), with a 34-yard Boston Scott scamper being the one big gain of the day.
They had just three rushing first downs all game.
.@Eagles the @buccaneers on this 3-9 show the world what they think of Eagles personnel. This isn’t up for debate; this isn’t some loose opinion…this is a much respected Todd Bowles telling the #NFL who needs to be doubled up and who doesn’t #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/KaE0FFV8Jq
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) January 18, 2022