“Jalen Hurts Shines in Dramatic Overtime Victory, Propelling Eagles to 10-1 Record and MVP Contention”

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Jalen Hurts (Credits: Touchdown Alabama)

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts continues to showcase a penchant for the dramatic. In Sunday’s come-from-behind victory against the Buffalo Bills, he notched a career-high five touchdowns, with four of them coming in the second half. The pinnacle was a 12-yard scoring run in overtime, sealing the win in walk-off fashion and igniting the Lincoln Financial Field crowd.

After the 37-34 triumph, Eagles veteran center Jason Kelce praised Hurts, stating, “It’s a Jalen performance. There aren’t too many guys that I’ve played with—probably nobody that I’ve played with—that’s been more clutch down the stretch.” Kelce emphasized Hurts’ excellence in crucial situations, a trait he believes defines the best players in the game.

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Jalen Hurts (Credits: The Seattle Times)

The Eagles, with a remarkable 10-1 record, have trailed at halftime in their last four games, yet they’ve rallied to win each time, tying an NFL record. Hurts has played a pivotal role, contributing four game-winning drives this season—twice his career total prior to this campaign. Additionally, he boasts the second-best winning percentage (.450) for starting quarterbacks since 1950 when trailing by 10-plus points, trailing only Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs (.560).

Remaining humble, Hurts commented on his clutch performances, saying, “That’s not for me to be concerned or roll with. I just try to go out there and play to the standard and be the best I can be for my team.” Despite acknowledging areas for improvement, he highlighted the team’s ability to step up when it mattered most.

With a stellar record of 16-1 in his past 17 regular-season starts and 27-2 in his last 29, Hurts has positioned the Eagles as front-runners for the top seed in the NFC. ESPN BET lists them as co-Super Bowl favorites at +425 alongside the Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, with Hurts leading the MVP race at +150.

Eagles right tackle Jordan Mailata endorsed Hurts for the MVP, stating, “One-hundred percent, that dude should be [MVP].” Mailata, impressed by Hurts’ unmatched record among MVP candidates, emphasized the quarterback’s embodiment of perseverance and exemplary leadership.


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