Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts led a second-half comeback as his team defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 21-17 in a 2023 Super Bowl rematch.
Hurts scored two touchdowns to secure the hard-fought victory after the Eagles trailed 17-7 at halftime.
The win brings the Eagles to 9-1, the best record in the NFL so far this season.
“It was a complete team win, a complete team effort. We found a way,” Hurts said.
“There were two teams going against each other in a hostile environment and we showed up when it mattered most,” added Hurts, who finished with 150 passing yards.
This was only the ninth regular season rematch of the previous season’s Super Bowl.
In Super Bowl 57, it was Kansas City that had to overcome a 10-point deficit in a classic game for win a second title in four years.
Although that game was high-scoring, ending 38-35, Monday’s game at the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium was dominated by defense as Hurts was sacked five times.
However, he produced the decisive scores in the second half, rushing 10 yards to cut the Chiefs’ lead to three points before completing the comeback when pushed a yard out.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes nearly snatched the victory on their final possession, but receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling dropped a pass on the Eagles’ goal line.
“We didn’t play well offensively,” Hurts said. “Our defense definitely made us strong in this game. They did a great job.
“We are winning games, but we haven’t played our best ball yet. There are many reasons to be encouraging. But we are far from the finished product.”
The Chiefs are now 7-3 but remain in control of the AFC West division, while the Eagles have a two-game lead over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.