Jalen Hurts topped 150 passing yards and 150 rushing yards, a rare feat in NFL history

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Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had a rare performance in Sunday night’s win over the Packers.

Hurts had 153 passing yards and 157 rushing yards, making it just the fourth time in NFL history that a player reached 150 yards both passing and rushing in a game.

The three previous times it happened were three very memorable games from great running quarterbacks: Michael Vick had 173 passing yards and 173 rushing yards in a Falcons win over the Vikings that ended with Vick running for a touchdown. Colin Kaepernick had 263 passing yards and 181 rushing yards in a 49ers playoff win over the Packers. And Lamar Jackson had 236 passing yards and 152 rushing yards in a win over the Bengals during his MVP season in 2019.

Hurts is getting some attention as an MVP candidate himself, and he’s winning games for the Eagles in unique fashion.

15 responses to “Jalen Hurts topped 150 passing yards and 150 rushing yards, a rare feat in NFL history

  1. “But he can’t read a defense,” they all said.
    “But he’s inaccurate,” they all said.
    “But he’s basically a RB who takes snaps under center, not a real QB,” they all said.

    Fine. Whether any of the above is true, he’s generating yards, moving the chains, and scoring.

  2. “Fine. Whether any of the above is true, he’s generating yards, moving the chains, and scoring.”

    Fine. Do it deep into the postseason and all is well.

  3. “Fine. Do it deep into the postseason and all is well.”

    Fine, but same can be said about every QB other than the GOAT.

  4. And Hurts did this against an historically inept defense.

    The GB defense, which was “supposed” to be good this season, has hit yet another low. Kolin Kaepernick ran circles around them several years ago in the NFC title game and now the Eagles ran for the most yards against the Pack since 1948.

    Has LaFleur fired Joe Barry yet? If not, why not?

  5. It’s great to see the unsung/underdog types be given time to develop and to do well. I’d prefer a league full of guys like Hurts & Brissett & Mike White, along with the appealing stars like Mahomes and Burrow, to the grotesque likes of Watson, the increasingly depressing Lamar Jackson, or the increasingly boring Rodgers & Brady.

  6. I still remember that 49ers game and how overwhelming a presence Kaepernick was. It seemed like there was no way to stop him and the sky was the limit for him and the team. Amazing how quickly that became not the case.

  7. Funny that nobody ever says “do it deep in the playoffs”about the Josh Allens of the world. It’s just the Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson’s. I wonder why?

  8. I don’t recognize this sport anymore. Not in a good way either, this current product is no longer entertaining. I remember the days when most teams had one featured running back, and 30-35 touches was the norm. Quarterbacks only ran out of necessity. Defensive players were allowed to hit the quarterback the same way as any other player on the field. I saw the decay begin with Vick, and it has gotten worse since. I really don’t watch this game anymore. It’s a tough watch. When it goes back to the way it was in the 1980s and 90s, I will tune in again. If we continue to have running QBs and platoon backfields, default formation is shotgun, and the average length of throw is under 10 yards, I’m out. That’s not football, it’s something else.

  9. Running quarterbacks are not exciting. Tucking the ball and running can be weapon, but also a crutch for someone who can’t consistently throw. Know when Michael Vick was most exciting? It’s when he grew a brain and started to launch 70yard bombs to Desean Jackson and to slung it like crazy in Philly. Patrick Mahomes aerial shows >>>>> fields/Lamar/hurts put together. Not trying to run no wishbone or wing t ok, real quarterbacks that can sling it on the regular last longer, put more points on the board, and win super bowls. Have a nice day

  10. The prototypical NFL QB has mostly changed from pocket passer to mobile thrower. As someone above stated, the objective is simply to move the chains. I’ll be curious to see how the Eagles game will work in the playoffs. Against lesser teams, not a problem. But the Bucs shut down Mahomes a couple years ago with a very strong D-line and it’ll take the same to shut Mahomes or Allen or Hurts down this year.
    I’ll also be curious to see how the Dolphins do in colder weather and in the playoffs. If Tua, Hill and Waddle are healthy they will be fun to watch.

  11. cobrala2 says:
    November 28, 2022 at 11:39 am
    “Fine. Do it deep into the postseason and all is well.”

    Fine, but same can be said about every QB other than the GOAT

    Yep. Allen, Herbert, Tua, Jackson, Lawrence, Watson, Cousins… Prove it in the playoffs.

  12. mikecrabtreeschain says:
    November 28, 2022 at 12:07 pm
    Funny that nobody ever says “do it deep in the playoffs”about the Josh Allens of the world. It’s just the Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson’s. I wonder why?

    Because Josh Allen has played in an AFC championship game and should have played in another if only his coach and defence knew how to close out a game with 13 seconds left in it.
    Allen runs just as effectively as Jackson and Hurts, but even with this season’s shaky performances, his passing ability is far beyond both of those players.

  13. “Running quarterbacks are not exciting. Tucking the ball and running can be weapon, but also a crutch for someone who can’t consistently throw.”

    Sure Hurts runs because he can’t throw.

    Stats:
    214/318 67.3% 2560 17

    Running QBs is how almost all college teams play today and it works, and the NFL is adopting this style BECAUSE IT WINS GAMES.

    Last night a pocket passer became 4-8 against a dual threat QB that’s 10-1….

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