By Max Harper
After the game Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts admitted he had trouble feeling his hands.
The National Weather Service says it was 19 degrees at game time in Soldier Field, and when you threw in the whipping 13-MPH wind it felt like 5!
None of that prevented Hurts from leading the Eagles to their franchise record-tying 13th win of the season.
Hurts tied a career high by running for three touchdowns and the Birds outlasted the Bears 25-20.
The Eagles came in with the best record in the NFL and walked away with a tighter-than-anticipated win. At 13-1, they matched the best start in franchise history, achieved previously by the 2004 team that reached the Super Bowl.
“The great teams, the great players, they find a way,” Hurts said.
“And I think collectively as a group, we all came together and found a way as a team. And I think that’s the biggest takeaway from this game.”
Hurts is also closing in on history as a ball-carrier. He has 13 rushing touchdowns, one short of the NFL record for a QB, set by Cam Newton during his rookie year in 2011.
Hurts finished with 61 yards rushing and has 747 this season. He completed 22 of 37 passes for 315 yards, shaking off two first-half interceptions.
“He can’t control a bad play earlier; he moves on to the next play,” coach Nick Sirianni said. “It’s no surprise. That’s who this guy is. And we’ve seen that over and over again.”
Hurts could be in store for some cold playoff games in Philadelphia.
“It ain’t Chicago,” he said.