Quincy Williams #56 of the New York Jets reacts after a defensive stop during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2023, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo: Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Six weeks ago, New York Jets fans watched their season crash to earth as star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the team’s huge offseason acquisition, sat on the ground with a torn Achilles tendon, his season done after four plays.
Hurts looked uncomfortable all day as the Jets defensive line kept him under pressure, especially after Eagles tackle Lane Johnson exited the game with a high ankle sprain.
The Eagles (5-1) had one more chance to win but turned it over on downs. Last season, Hurts threw six interception. This year, he has already thrown seven, leading all NFC East starting quarterbacks.
The Jets managed to win despite going 2-for-11 on third downs and 1-of-4 in the red zone. They now head into their bye week on a high note before facing the reeling Giants (1-5) Oct. 29 in an intracity tilt.
The Eagles, who blew a 14-9 halftime lead, have tough test next week: a Sunday night battle with the AFC East-leading Miami Dolphins (5-1) and their high-powered offense.
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Source: Black Enterprise