The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Houston Texans to go 8-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts’ return home proved to be an historic night, as he helped guide the Eagles’ to the 29-17 win.
It wasn’t always easy for the Birds, who were tied with the Texans at halftime. The Birds’ sloppiness resulted in a game that was closer than it should’ve been.
An MVP candidate near the halfway point of the season, Hurts has thrown at least two touchdown passes in three straight games for the first time in his career. He is up to 18 touchdowns (12 passing, six rushing) with two interceptions through eight games.
The Eagles were also able to run the ball effectively on their own with 31 carries for 143 yards (4.5 average) and two touchdowns. The Texans had no answers for Dallas Goedert, who caught eight of his nine targets for 100 yards (12.5 average) and one touchdown.
The Texans’ offense was led by the rookie Pierce, who finished with 139 rush yards. That took pressure off of quarterback Davis Mills, who was without his two leading receivers in Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins.