Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had three touchdowns in a 38-7 rout of the New York Giants on Saturday and earned some big-time reward from head coach Nick Sirianni.
Hurts was 16-of-24 with 154 passing yards and two landing passes. He rushed for another as he tallied 34 yards on the bottom. Two of the Eagles’ scoring drives went for 14 or extra performs. In the fourth quarter, he engineered a 15-play, 70-yard drive that lasted almost 8 minutes and ended with three factors.
The third-year quarterback got here into the sport coping with a proper shoulder damage however it didn’t seem to hamper him an excessive amount of. The lengthy drives helped put the sport out of attain for the Giants.
“To have him out there’s like – I do know that is excessive reward, however to have him out there’s like having – I shouldn’t even go there – it’s like having Michael Jordan on the market,” Sirianni stated, by way of Pro Football Talk. “He’s your chief. He’s your man.
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“Hopefully that’s the largest respect I will pay to him evaluating his capability to being on the sphere to a Michael Jordan sort. This man leads. He brings this calmness to all the crew. He performs nice soccer. He’s as powerful as they arrive. Yeah, I imply, to me, no one has performed any higher soccer than him this 12 months.”
Philadelphia is again within the NFC Championship for the primary time because the 2017 season. The crew defeated the Minnesota Vikings that 12 months and went on to defeat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots within the Super Bowl.
The Eagles will face the winner between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.