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Jalen Hurts Steals the Show as Eagles Soar Past Buccaneers

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by SPN Editor

Florida/September 26, 2023 (SPN) | Quarterback Jalen Hurts was the star of the game, scoring two touchdowns, one a 34-yard pass to Olamide Zaccheaus and the other his trademark sneak on Monday.

The Eagles picked up their second prime-time win of the season as they defeated the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, 25-11.

The Birds are 3-0 thanks to two turnovers forced by the defense and 201 rushing yards from D’Andre Swift, Jalen Hurts, and the rest of the offense.

“We want to be tough and together,” said Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni. “Part of toughness is being physical and that is what really stood out in this game.”

The Eagles had not played in 11 days and in the heat and humidity of Raymond James Stadium they dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night, running their record to 3-0 with a 25-11 victory that featured an overpowering performance from the defense, some big plays on special teams, and an offense that mixed it up and garnered 472 total net yards.

A total team effort, you might say. And in front of a huge number of Eagles fans who invaded Tampa – thanks once again, Eagles fans – Philadelphia showed a national television audience what this T-E-A-M TEAM is all about.

Jalen Hurts threw for a touchdown, ran for another and led the Eagles on a game-ending drive that lasted more than nine minutes as Philadelphia remained unbeaten with a 25-11 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

The defending NFC champions, who won their first eight games a year ago, are off to a 3-0 start in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1992-93.

Hurts improved to 20-1 over his last 21 regular-season games.

He tossed a 34-yard TD pass to Olamide Zaccheaus that helped Philly build a 13-3 halftime lead, and his 1-yard scoring run gave the Eagles a 17-point advantage early in the second half.

The Eagles led 25-3 by the time the Bucs finally got into the end zone on Baker Mayfield’s 1-yard TD throw to Mike Evans.

A 2-point conversion trimmed Philadelphia’s lead to 14 with 9:22 remaining, but Hurts and the Eagles never let Tampa Bay get the ball back.

Jalen Hurts was 4 of 5 passing and ran for a first down on that final drive.