In a rematch of the 2023 Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 21-17 under quarterback Jalen Hurts’ second-half comeback.
The Eagles now have a 9-1 record, the NFL’s best record for the season, thanks to the victory.
“That was an entirely team effort and a completely team win.” Hurts said, “We found a way.
Hurts continued, finishing with 150 passing yards, “It was two teams engaged in combat in a hostile environment, and we showed up when it mattered most.”
Only the ninth regular-season rematch of the Super Bowl from the previous year had taken place.
At Super Bowl 57 it was Kansas City who had to overturn a 10-point deficit in a classic match to win a second title in four years.
Hurts was sacked five times in Monday’s game at the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, despite the high-scoring contest, which ended 38-35.
However, he scored crucial points in the second half, running from 10 yards to cut the Chiefs’ advantage to three points before being pushed over from one yard to complete the comeback.
On the Eagles’ final possession, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes came close to scoring the game’s championship, but receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling missed by a pass.
Hurts remarked, “We didn’t play well offensively.” “In that game, our defense had us very strong. They performed admirably.
We’re winning games, but our best ball hasn’t yet been played. There are many reasons to be uplifted. However, the finished product is still far away.
While the Eagles have a two-game advantage over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, the Chiefs are currently 7-3 and still in control of the AFC West division.