May 26, 2024

Jalen Hurts is unfazed by the Philadelphia Eagles’ recent two-game losing streak, emphasizing that it’s a temporary setback rather than a cause for serious concern. Despite their 10-3 record, which ties them with the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East lead (with Dallas holding the tiebreaker), the Eagles suffered consecutive losses to their archrivals, totaling a 75-32 deficit.

In the aftermath of the 33-13 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14, Hurts expressed his perspective during the postgame press conference on Sunday, December 10, stating, “This is something we’re going through, not something we’re stuck in.”

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The Eagles struggled in the recent game, committing three turnovers, all via fumbles in Cowboys territory. Hurts acknowledged the need for improvement in ball security, especially as a runner, saying, “We have to be better.”

Before their two-game skid, the Eagles held a 10-1 record and were considered among the top teams in the NFL. However, the team’s weaknesses have become evident, particularly in the areas of pass rush and defense. Philadelphia’s defense allowed the Cowboys to dominate time of possession, converting 9-of-16 third-down attempts and accumulating 394 yards of total offense.

The Eagles, once known for their formidable pass rush, have seen a significant decline, ranking 12th in sacks after leading the league with 70 sacks last season. Their struggles are exemplified by a league-worst 5.1% sack rate on third downs. Defensive shortcomings have led to rankings in the bottom half of major defensive categories.

Despite these challenges, Hurts remains optimistic, emphasizing the importance of trusting the process and responding to adversity. He believes in the team’s ability to overcome obstacles and turn their season around.

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