By Peter Gleason

Jalen Hurts didn’t throw terrible interceptions, which Carson Wentz has 15 times.

He didn’t take any sacks.

He lost a fumble late, but he’s bound to make some rookie mistakes. Wentz led the NFL in all three categories for much of the season. No wonder the Eagles looked better with Hurts at quarterback.

Hurts did some good things too, passing it and running it. The Eagles played their best game of the season and it was no coincidence. They held off a second-half rally and beat the New Orleans Saints 24-21, who had won nine in a row. Hurts had 109 yards rushing and 167 yards passing. He made plays and maybe more important, mostly avoided bad plays.

The Eagles have their quarterback for at least another week, and perhaps some hope for the rest of the season.