Jalen Hurts showed off his arm and DeSean Jackson decided to show off some gymnastics skills on his way to a big 81-yard touchdown for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Throwing a bomb from his own 19-yard line all the way to the Dallas Cowboys 40-yard line, Hurts hit Jackson with a perfect pass and Jackson did the rest. Running sideways down the field, Jackson finished off the touchdown with a somersault into the end zone, capping off an amazing play.
JALEN HURTS TO DESEAN JACKSON. 81-YARD TOUCHDOWN. #FlyEaglesFly
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The Eagles have been playing much better over the past month after Hurts replaced Carson Wentz as the starter in Philly. In spite of going 1-2 thus far while under center, Hurts has been steadily improving and the offense seems to be clicking much better than they were under Wentz. In spite of the 33-26 loss last week against the Arizona Cardinals, it was a coming-out party for Hurts, who threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns.
In spite of being in last place in the abysmal NFC East at 4-9-1, the Eagles are still in contention for the playoffs, being only a game and a half behind first-place Washington. A win over the Cowboys would put them a half-game behind Washington. The Cowboys can also get within half a game of Washington with a win.
The NFC East has been a dumpster fire this year, with the division-leading Washington Football Team having a record of 6-8. It is guaranteed that the winner of the division will have at most seven wins on the season.