Jalen Hurts Cooking as Eagles Overcome Sloppiness to Lead Titans
PHILADELPHIA – Despite a sloppy first half in which the Eagles committed five false start penalties, the offense moved the ball well enough to grab the first-half lead, 21-10, against the Tennessee Titans at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.
Jalen Hurts was on target for two long touchdowns throws and added another rushing, this one from two yards out with 51 seconds to play in the second quarter.
The Eagles QB now has 19 passing touchdowns and nine rushing to surpass his total TDs from last year. He now has 28 touchdowns after putting up 26 in 2021.
He hit DeVonta Smith from 34 yards away in the first quarter then, early in the second, he connected with AJ Brown from 40 yards out to take a 14-7 lead with 13:55 to play in the second quarter.
Brown’s TD came one play after a TD throw to Brown was overturned after it had ruled a touchdown. It was the right call with one of Brown’s feet out by just inches near the goal line.
It was the receiver’s first game against the Titans, who was drafted in the second round in 2109 and traded him to Philly on the first night of last spring’s NFL draft.
He ended the half with 61 yards and a TD on three receptions.
Smith had four catches for 93 yards and a TD. He is bidding for his first 100-yard receiving game since Week 4 vs. Washington when he had a career-high of 169.