The Philadelphia Eagles consolidated their first place in the 12th day of the National Football League (NFL). The team surrounding young star Jalen Hurts held the Green Bay Packers to 40:33 on Sunday night, thus celebrating their 10th win with just one defeat.
The key to success for the Eagles was not only the defense, which took the ball twice from Green Bay, but above all the running game. Philadelphia gained a total of 363 yards on the ground. Hurts, who also threw two touchdown passes, rushed for 157 yards, setting a new Eagles club record and the fifth-best mark for a quarterback in NFL history.
An injured Packers star
On the other hand, the Packers not only lost their eighth game, but also superstar Aaron Rodgers. The 38-year-old, who was named player of the season four times, retired with a rib injury. Rodgers had already played the last seven games with a broken thumb.
In addition to the Packers, the Los Angeles Rams have little chance of making the playoffs. The defending champions lost at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs 10:26, thus also receiving their eighth defeat in just three victories.
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