Jalen Hurts threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns, and Philadelphia Eagles He beat a slow start to beat the Houston Texans 29-17 Thursday night in the first 8-0 start in franchise history.
Herts lost a stumble in the forgotten first half and the match was tied in the first half.
But CJ Gardner-Johnson grabbed his fifth best NFL interception and the highest of his career before Hurts threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to AJ Brown to give the Eagles the lead in the third quarter.
Houston (1-6-1) added a field goal after that, but another Hurts toss and record two-point conversion took the lead to 29-17 early in the fourth inning.
The Texans were driving late in the fourth when Davis Mills was intercepted again, this time by James Bradbury and the Eagles ran out of the clock to secure victory.
At the same time the Houston Astros were in Philadelphia Phillies played in the fifth game of the World SeriesHurts played his first game of his career at NRG Stadium. Horts, who was born in Houston and grew up 25 miles from the field, continued his strong showing in his homecoming to win his eleventh straight game of the regular season, the longest active streak in the NFL.
Mills threw for 154 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, playing without top two receivers. Brendan Cox sat after missing training all week after trade rumors that never came true, and Nico Collins missed the match with a thigh injury.
Houston rookie Damon Pierce ran for 139 yards to jump again from a tough game last week, when he only earned 35 yards in 15 gigs.
Gardner-Johnson had a interception for the fourth game in a row when he picked up Mills with about 8 minutes left in the third quarter and returned it 25 yards.
The Eagles had an average turnover two games later when Horts found Brown to score 21-14 with about 8 minutes remaining in the third game.
Houston reduced the difference to 21-17 with a field goal from 30 yards through Kimmy Fairburn at the end of the third half.
Hurts found Dallas Goedert for a four-yard TD pass on the next drive, and Hurts supplied the lead with his two-point conversion.
The Texans took the lead early on when rookie Teejan Quittoriano, making his NFL debut, grabbed his first two-yard reception in the first series. Quitoriano is a fifth-round pick who missed the entire season due to a knee injury.
This score was set up by a 34-yard reception given by Philip Dorsett twice earlier.
Philadelphia tied for 7-all in yards managed by Miles Sanders for fourth late in the first quarter. Sanders finished at 93 yards.
The Eagles were driving early in the second quarter when Steven Nelson Hurts, whose recovery Jaleel Johnson caused confusion at Houston 35, was fired.
Houston couldn’t move the ball and had to jump. Then Philadelphia collected 10 plays, and a 79-yard drive capped a four-yard TD run by Kenneth Jenwell to lead 14-7.
The Texans tied it less than a minute before halftime when Mills called Chris Moore in a 13-yard touchdown pass. The entire play was judged first, but was revised and the call was cancelled.
Philadelphia attempted a field goal from 54 yards as time expired in the first half, but sailed too far to the right.
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