After the Cleveland Browns gave the San Francisco 49ers their first loss of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles entered their 4:25 p.m. game against the New York Jets as the only unbeaten club in the NFL. That, though, was short-lived.
The Jets overturned a 14-3 deficit to thrillingly upset the Eagles. Jalen Hurts, the quarterback for the Eagles, was the first to acknowledge after the game that it was a tough pill to swallow.
“It starts with me and how I lead that charge… It’s a tough one, for sure, but it’s an opportunity for us to grow. And these moments build a ton of character,” Hurts told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Week 6 loss to the Jets was Hurts’ poorest game of the year and one of the worst games of his young career.
In addition to a career-high three interceptions, he completed 28 of his 45 ball attempts for 280 yards and one touchdown. Hurts also gained 47 yards on eight carries and scored a touchdown on the ground.
Hurts has now thrown seven more interceptions this season than he did all of last year (six). In what may be seen as a potential Super Bowl preview, Hurts and the Eagles will try to rectify this trend before their Week 7 game against the 5-1 Miami Dolphins.