Jalen Hurts plays through illness, but late mistakes doom Eagles in 20-17 loss to Seahawks

For most of the night, Jalen Hurts played better than how he looked or likely felt while dealing with an illness.

The fourth quarter will leave Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles feeling sick about their missed opportunity to retake control in the NFC East and keep alive home-field advantage for the playoffs.

Hurts watched as Drew Lock and the Seattle Seahawks rallied in the final minutes for a 20-17 win over the Eagles on Monday night that handed Philadelphia (10-4) a third straight loss.

It was a fourth quarter to forget for Hurts. He threw an interception in the end zone with 8:08 left trying to hit Quez Watkins on a deep shot that could have extended Philadelphia’s 17-13 lead. He was unable to convert a third-and-7 at midfield with a little over 2 minutes remaining that likely would have meant Seattle never got the ball back.

And in his final desperation effort, Hurts was intercepted for a second time by Julian Love in the quarter trying to hit A.J. Brown down the sideline in the final seconds.

“Was trying to be aggressive in that moment. We had multiple opportunities in the game to open it up and we didn’t do that. I didn’t do that. I didn’t do my job good enough,” Hurts said.

Most of the blame the past couple of weeks has been placed on Philadelphia’s defense after blowout losses to San Francisco and Dallas. But Hurts and the Eagles’ offense is far from blameless, especially after failing to score an offensive touchdown last week in Dallas.

  • December 19, 2023
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