EAGLES NOTES AFTER WIN OVER SAINTS
EAGLES SCORE 40 POINTS & RUSH FOR 200+ YARDS
Philadelphia defeated New Orleans, 40-29, resulting in the Eagles’ second 40+ point performance of the year (also Week 8 at Detroit – W, 44-6). Philadelphia has scored at least 40 points in multiple games for the first time since the 2017 campaign (also twice). Today’s 40-point effort marked Philadelphia’s most points scored in a home game since 11/5/17 vs. Denver (W, 51-23).
The Eagles have also registered 30+ points five times this year. The last time they produced 30+ points on five-or-more occasions through 11 games was in 2017 (seven).
Philadelphia rushed for a season-high 242 yards against the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing defense (72.9 ypg) today. The Eagles have totaled 200+ rushing yards in three of their last four games, including each of the last two contests (216 rushing yards in Week 10 at Denver).
This is the first time Philadelphia has rushed for 200+ yards in consecutive games since the 1978 season, when the team did so in three straight games (9/17/78-10/1/78). The Eagles’ three 200+ yard games are their most in a season since 2013 (five games).
Philadelphia’s 242 rushing yards are the club’s most in a game since posting 246 yards against the Saints’ defense last season on 12/13/20 at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles’ 50 rushing attempts were their most in a game since 10/5/97 vs. Washington, when they produced 203 yards and 3 TDs on 50 carries in a 24-10 victory. The last NFL team to record 50+ attempts in a game was Baltimore on 1/3/21 at Cincinnati (54).
Philadelphia converted 12-of-21 (57.1%) third-down attempts in today’s game. The last time the Eagles converted 12+ third downs was on 12/7/08 at N.Y. Giants (also 12).
HURTS RUSHES FOR CAREER-HIGH 3 TDs
Jalen Hurts threw for 147 yards and rushed for 69 yards and a franchise-record-tying 3 TDs.
Hurts is the 13th player in Eagles history to post 3 rushing TDs in a game (only QB in team history to do so). Hurts is the first Eagle to rush for 3 TDs in a game since Boston Scott on 12/19/19 at N.Y. Giants (first at home since LeSean McCoy on 12/18/11 vs. N.Y. Jets).
Hurts’ four career games with 2+ rushing TDs are the most ever by an Eagles QB.
Hurts became the first Eagle to rush for 2+ TDs in the first quarter of a game since Brian Westbrook on 9/23/07 vs. Detroit. According to ESPN Stats & Info, he became the third NFL QB in the last 20 seasons to score 2 rushing TDs in the first quarter of a game, joining Russell Wilson (2012) and Daunte Culpepper (2002).
Hurts has totaled a career-high 8 rushing TDs this season, which are the most by an Eagle since Ryan Mathews in 2016 (8) as well as the 2nd-most ever by an Eagles QB, trailing only Michael Vick in 2010 (9). Since 1950, only three Eagles have totaled 8+ rushing TDs through 11 games: Hurts (8 in 2021), LeSean McCoy (11 in 2011) and Ricky Watters (10 in 1996).
Hurts’ 11 career rushing TDs are tied with Josh Allen and Kordell Stewart for the 2nd-most by an NFL QB in their first 15 career starts since 1950, trailing only Cam Newton (14).
Hurts has rushed for 50+ yards in five consecutive games, which is the longest streak by an Eagles QB since Randall Cunningham did so in six straight games during the 1990 season.
DEFENSE PRODUCES 3 TAKEAWAYS IN VICTORY
Philadelphia produced 3 takeaways, including 2 INTs (1 TD) and a fumble recovery. This was the second time this season the Eagles had 3 takeaways in a game (also Week 5 at Carolina).
Darius Slay recorded his 3rd defensive TD of the season when he picked off Saints QB Trevor Siemian and returned the ball 51 yards for a score, giving the Eagles a 27-7 advantage.
Slay became just the second player in Eagles history to record 3 defensive TDs in a season (also logged fumble recovery TDs in Weeks 8 and 10), joining Eric Allen in 1993 (4 INT-TDs). He is the first player in team history to post 3 defensive TDs in a 4-game span as well as the first NFL player to accomplish the feat since Eddie Jackson with Chicago in 2018.
T.J. Edwards intercepted Saints QB Trevor Siemian on the first play of New Orleans’ second possession to set up a scoring drive for the offense (Edwards’ 2nd career INT). He also recovered a fumble by Saints RB Mark Ingram (forced by Fletcher Cox) during the third quarter.
Edwards became the first Eagles LB to register multiple takeaways in a game since Jordan Hicks on 1/1/17 vs. Dallas (2 INTs). He is the first Eagles LB to tally both an INT and a FR in the same game since DeMeco Ryans on 10/19/15 vs. N.Y. Giants.
ELLIOTT CLIMBS EAGLES’ ALL-TIME SCORING LIST
Jake Elliott converted a career-high 4-of-4 FG attempts and 4-of-4 PATs to finish with a career-high 16 points in today’s game, connecting on FGs from 50, 37, 33 and 47 yards in distance. His 16 points are the most by an Eagle since Cody Parkey’s franchise-record 19 points on 11/23/14.
Elliott, who now has 478 career points, moved into sole possession of 3rd place on the Eagles’ all-time scoring list, trailing only David Akers (1,323, 1999-2010) and Bobby Walston (881, 1951-62). Elliott surpassed two Pro Football Hall of Famers – Harold Carmichael (474, 1971-83) and Steve Van Buren (464, 1944-51) – today.
Elliott also converted his 15th career FG from 50+ yards, which is only 1 FG shy of tying David Akers (16, 1999-2010) for the most in franchise history (including playoffs). His 3 FGs from 50+ yards this season are his most since the 2017 season (5).
Notes courtesy of Philadelphia Eagles Media Relations staff.