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Takeaways From Eagles Superior 29 – 17 Win Over The Texans

The Eagles are (8-0) for the first time in franchise history and roaring toward the postseason after a 29-17 win over the Texans on Thursday night. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was 21-27 for 243 yards and two touchdowns, and Philadelphia Eagles overcame another deficit to roll past rebuilding Houston at NRG Stadium.

Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans

It was every bit of a tense Thursday night for the Eagles against the Houston Texans. Short week, a long road trip, and a very tough 60 minutes against a Texans team that came out Texas-tough with an offense that featured a physical running game and a screen-heavy passing game. And so when it was over, and when the Eagles exited NRG Stadium with a 29-17 victory and headed into a cherished mini-bye weekend, they did so understanding that they had been taken nearly to the limit.

“Tough game, tough game. We know we’re going to get every team’s best shot and tonight was no exception,” said running back Miles Sanders, who ran for 93 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles reached 8-0 for the first time in franchise history. “We’re a tough team. We have some things to clean up and we know it, but we battled out there. It was a physical game on a short week. It was not easy, but we didn’t expect it to be easy.” “It feels great to be 8-0, but we know we have a long, long way to go to get to where we want to be. The big thing is, everybody contributed here. It’s a team effort every week.” Miles Sanders – Philadelphia Eagles RB

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With the score knotted at 14 and Houston facing a third-and-6 play from its 24-yard line, defensive end Brandon Graham came clean on a pass rush from the left end position and forced quarterback Davis Mills to step up to avoid the pressure. Mills, off balance and hurried, threw a pass intended for wide receiver Chris Moore that was, to put it mildly, wild. Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson, ball-hawking, dived, came up with an interception at the 42-yard line, and returned it to the Houston 17-yard line.

“I just came free,” Graham said. “I missed the sack but, shoot, I’m glad we got the takeaway. C.J. made a great play. To take the ball away, that was huge. I feel like that turned the game around.” Brandon Graham – Philadelphia Eagles DE

Two plays later, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw to an open Brown, who started on the right side of the formation and tracked across the field, working himself wide open in the end zone for a touchdown grab, his fourth in as many career games in NRG Stadium and the Eagles went ahead, by seven.

“It’s always huge,” said tight end Dallas Goedert, who had another monster game with eight receptions, 100 yards, and a touchdown on nine targets. “Shoot, to score after the defense takes the ball away, it’s what we always talk about. To do it, you know what that does to a team? It demoralizes them. It changes games and I think that happened tonight.” Dallas Goeder – Philadelphia Eagles TE

Hometown Cooking For Hurts

“Anytime I get to come back to the City of Houston is special,” Hurts said. “This is the first time I’ve ever played back home at the professional level, collegiate level, never got the opportunity to do it at the collegiate level. So, coming back, playing in a place where I’ve built a lot of memories with my mom and my dad coming to watch ball in this same stadium, of all things, it’s a great team win. You know it’s rare for me to reflect or have emotion towards it, but I’m proud my family got to see that today.” Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles QB

Will the Eagles (8-0) make another “first” in franchise history, heading into week ten against the Commanders? Tune in Monday, November 14th at 7:15 pm ET. Even with the Commanders (4-5) with a series lead 0f 88-82-5 over the Eagles, I’m feeling like (9-0) heading out of week ten is very doable! And that’s… “The Lex Of It”


Breakin' all the doors#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/TcMyf2yyYa — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 4, 2022
 
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