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Jalen Hurts puts on a show in Eagles win over Commanders

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts throws a pass against the Vikings
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Jalen Hurts has the Philadelphia Eagles poised for a Super Bowl return this season.

The former Alabama quarterback put on a show in the passing game during Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Commanders. In a marquee divisional game, Hurts had four touchdown passes and no turnovers in a 38-31 victory. He completed 29 of 38 passes for 319 yards. Hurts assisted wide receiver A.J. Brown to a massive performance. 

The talented playmaker models his game after Julio Jones and had a Jones-like outing. Brown caught eight passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

Hurts also found DeVonta Smith seven times for 99 yards receiving and a touchdown. Jones caught one pass from Hurts for an 8-yard score. The two were not teammates at Alabama, but Crimson Tide fans enjoyed one Tide legend finding the other for a touchdown. Hurts has gotten so much better as a passer since entering the league in 2020.

He has the Eagles at 7-1 and on pace to win the NFC East again. The former second round pick wants a Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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