Still Flying High

11/04/2022 Still Flying High

By: Jeff Yoder

Eagles Overcome Tough Test From Texans (29-17) to Stay Undefeated (8-0)

Another one for the birds! The Eagles stayed perfect on Thursday Night Football despite an early scare from the lowly Texans. Houston marched down the field and scored on the opening drive before hanging with the Eagles through the first half (14-14). But the birds clamped down in the second half, scoring two touchdowns and intercepting Texans QB Davis Mills twice. Jalen Hurts was sensational once again for Philly. He completed 77 percent of his passes and threw for two touchdowns while the Eagles racked up 143 yards on the ground, including 23 from Hurts and 93 from RB Miles Sanders. The Texans gave it their all at home in primetime, but the league’s top team was just too tough.


Philly 8-0 Fun Facts: The Eagles are the first team with a positive turnover differential in each of their first eight games since the 1972 Steelers. They’re the 21st team in NFL history to start a season 8-0, and it’s the first 8-0 start in franchise history.


Top Performers

QB J. Hurts (PHI): 21/27, 266 total yards, 2 TDs

RB M. Sanders (PHI): 17 carries, 93 yards, 1 TD

RB D. Pierce (HOU): 27 carries, 139 yards

TE D. Goedert (PHI): 8 receptions, 100 yards, 1 TD

DL J. Hargrave (PHI): 7 tackles, 3 sacks


Hurts By the Numbers (2022 Season)

Passing: 2,042 Yards | 12 TDs | 2 INTs | 68% Comp.

Rushing: 88 Carries | 326 Yards | 6 TDs


Watch: Eagles Withstand Test from Texans (29-17)


Additional Storylines

CBS Sports: Eagles Stay Unbeaten as Texans Run Out of Gas

NFL: What We Learned From Eagles Win Over Texans on Thursday Night Football


Photo: Carmen Mandato / Getty Images