Hurts’ TD helps Eagles beat Colts 17-16
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, November 21, 2022

(photo courtesy of Indianapolis Colts)

(INDIANAPOLIS) – When Jalen hurts saw the middle of the field open up, he tucked the ball and ran. A few minutes later, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl quest was back in high gear, too. Six days after Philly lost its first game of the season, Hurts scored on an 8 yard touchdown run with 1:20 to play, and the Eagles rallied for a 17-16 win over the host Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Hurts repeatedly kept the ball in his hands on short-yardage plays and delivered often, with a little help from teammates who sometimes literally pushed him past the first-down marker. And when the Eagles needed to make big plays, Hurts didn't flinch. The third-year quarterback went 18 of 25 with 190 yards through the air, throwing for one score early in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 13-10, before capping his 16 carry, 86 yard rushing day with the decisive score. It was the first time since 2010; a span of 44 games; that Philadelphia (9-1) won after starting the fourth quarter down by double digits. The Eagles won their seventh straight road game. Indianapolis (4-6-1) never trailed until Hurts' final run as interim coach Jeff Saturday fell to 1-1 since replacing the fired Frank Reich. But while the Colts held Philadelphia to its lowest point total since a 13-7 loss last November to the Jets, they struggled to contain Hurts. For most of the day, the Colts played well. They took an early lead on Jonathan Taylor’s 1 yard TD run, but could only muster 3 more field goals on the day by Chase McLaughlin. Matt Ryan was 23 of 32 for 213 yards and passed Hall Of Famer Dan Marino for No. 6 on the NFL’s career list for passing attempt. He now has 8,359, one more than Marino.