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Jalen Hurts torches Steelers as Eagles remain undefeated

Jalen Hurts (#1) changes play call in Eagles 2022 matchup against Steelers
Eric Hartline - USA Today Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are untouchable right now in the National Football League. 

Jalen Hurts guided the Eagles to 7-0 after an impressive performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hurts, a former Alabama quarterback, torched a pair of Crimson Tide alums in the Steelers’ secondary. Hurts competed against Minkah Fitzpatrick and Levi Wallace in practices during his tenure at Tuscaloosa, Ala. Pittsburgh’s defensive secondary is known for forcing turnovers; however, it could not force Hurts into a wrong decision. He completed 19 of 28 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns.

Hurts’ four passing scores are a career-high. A.J. Brown was Hurts’ favorite target against Mike Tomlin and the Steelers.

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He caught six passes from Hurts, including three for touchdowns.

Seven different players caught at least one pass from Hurts, including five receptions for DeVonta Smith.

Hurts sent Eagles’ fans home rejoicing with a 35-13 victory — its fourth home win of the season. He has 16 total touchdowns in seven games with two interceptions. Hurts is becoming a complete quarterback in his third NFL season and Nick Sirianni believes in him. He has four matchups with a passer rating of 100 or better and six games with a completion percentage of 60 or higher.

Philadelphia is a team on a mission with Hurts as its starting quarterback.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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