The Green Bay Packers travelled to the City of Brotherly Love for a Sunday Night Football matchup that became one to remember. Green Bay met the Philadelphia Eagles and held their own against the NFL’s best team, but ultimately lost 40-33.
Aaron Rodgers left the game in the third quarter with an oblique injury, after going 11/16 for 140 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Jordan Love replaced him at quarterback and went 6/9 for 113 yards and a touchdown pass to Christian Watson.
But the real story of the game was the Eagles quarterback, Jalen Hurts. Hurts dominated the Packers on the ground, rushing for 103 yards in the first quarter alone. Hurts had a record-setting game, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history with over 125 passing yards and over 125 rushing yards in the first half. He also surpassed Michael Vick on the Philadelphia Eagles’ franchise record for single-game rushing yards for a quarterback. In total, the Packers run defense allowed 363 total rushing yards, with Hurts’ 157 yards being the fifth-most rushing yards by a quarterback in non-playoff game in the Super Bowl era.
The Eagles started the strong, backed by two Jalen Hurts scrambles on third downs for over 20 yards each. Kenneth Gainwell topped off a 10-play, 75 yard first possession with a four yard touchdown run and the Eagles took the lead.
On the Packers’ first possession of the game, Aaron Rodgers threw his first of two interceptions, this to Josiah Scott on third-and-four. Th