Eagles tie Texans with fourth-down touchdown

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The Eagles went 91 yards in 18 plays, eating up 8:04 of the first quarter. But it took a fourth-down play for Philadelphia to get on the scoreboard.

Miles Sanders ran it in untouched from the 2-yard line with 1:33 left in the quarter.

The Eagles and Texans are tied 7-7.

Jalen Hurts completed 8 of 12 passes for 76 yards, with six different receivers catching passes. Quez Watkins caught two for 25 yards.

Sanders rushed for 9 yards on four carries.

The Texans were upset that officials didn’t throw a flag for assisting the runner on a 5-yard reception by Kenneth Gainwell to the Houston 3. Travis Kelce pulled Gainwell toward the end zone.

Earlier in the drive, officials missed a false start by right tackle Lane Johnson.

The Eagles went 3-of-4 on third down.

4 responses to “Eagles tie Texans with fourth-down touchdown

  1. Looks like it’s been decided to call no penalties on Philly. 2 false starts and an assisting the runner. Not missed, just ignored. They seem to see them for Houston though.

  2. It looks like Goodell & the NFL have already crowned a Super Bowl champion…or at least the NFC playoffs home field recipient!

  3. Houston punched really hard at first, Eagles are game planning for a short game. Less plays….less risk for injury

  4. Assisting the runner is rampant through the league. Needs to be a point of emphasis for referees at some point.

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