NFL

Hurts Helps Eagles To Win Over Texans, First 8-0 Start In Franchise History

Nov 3, 2022, 9:19 PM

Jalen-Hurts-Philadelphia-Eagles-Houston-Texans-NFL...

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws against the Houston Texans in the first quarter at NRG Stadium on November 03, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

(Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITYJalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles took down the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football for the first 8-0 start in franchise history.

#FlyEaglesFly To 8-0 Record

The Texans hosted the Eagles at NRG Stadium on Thursday, November 3.

Philadelphia beat Houston, 29-17.

The Texans hung with the Eagles during the first 30 minutes of game time. However, during the second half, Philadelphia overpowered Houston behind a couple of touchdown passes from Hurts.

The Texans opened the game with a touchdown pass from Davis Mills to Tegan Quitoriano at the 9:37 mark of the first quarter.

With 1:33 remaining in the opening quarter, Miles Sanders ran for two yards and six points to get the Eagles on the scoreboard.

The next 10 or so minutes were scoreless before Kenneth Gainwell gained four yards on his way across the goal line. Gainwell’s run helped the Eagles take a 14-7 lead.

Late in the half, Mills connected with Chris Moore for 13 yards and the Texans tied the game at 14-14 with 43 seconds to go until the halftime break.

In the third quarter, Hurts hit A.J. Brown for a 17-yard touchdown to capitalize on a Texans turnover.

With 1:15 left in the third quarter, the Texans added a field goal to cut Philadelphia’s lead to 21-17.

Hurts tossed another touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to push the Eagles’ lead to two scores.

Late in the game, Mills tossed another interception to seal Philadelphia’s win and end Houston’s chances of a comeback.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 8-0 for the first time in franchise history. The Texans fell to 1-6-1 with the loss.

Hurts finished the game 21/27 passing for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He had a rating of 128.9.

Local NFL Players

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Sua Opeta
  • Britain Covey – two kick returns for a total of 30 yards and one punt return for eight yards

Up Next

Philadelphia’s next game is at home against the Washington Commanders on Monday, November 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Houston’s next game is on the road against the New York Giants on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

NFL

Puka-Nacua-Los-Angeles-Rams-NFL...

Kyle Ireland

Top Plays From Puka Nacua During 2023 NFL Season

Here are the top plays made by former BYU and current Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua during his rookie season in the NFL.

2 days ago

Jimmy-Garoppolo-Las-Vegas-Raiders-NFL...

Mark Anderson, AP

NFL Suspends Raiders Backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo For Violating PEDs Policy

Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo was suspended by the NFL on Friday for the first two games of next season for violating the PED policy.

4 days ago

Garett-Bolles-Denver-Broncos-NFL...

Kyle Ireland

Broncos OT Garett Bolles Attends Warriors-Jazz Game

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles attended the NBA game between the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors.

5 days ago

travis kelce andy reid...

Associated Press

Travis Kelce Comments On Bumping Chiefs Coach Andy Reid During Super Bowl

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said he went too far when he bumped into coach Andy Reid and screamed at him during the Super Bowl.

6 days ago

Kedon-Slovis-BYU-Cougars-Football...

Chandler Holt

BYU, Utah Football Players Invited To NFL Scouting Combine

Six Utah Utes and three BYU Cougars have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month.

7 days ago

Sione-Takitaki-Cleveland-Browns-NFL...

Kyle Ireland

Browns LB Sione Takitaki Announces Partnership With Takis Chips

Former BYU Cougars and current Cleveland Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki found the brand partnership to go perfectly with his last name.

8 days ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Hurts Helps Eagles To Win Over Texans, First 8-0 Start In Franchise History