Nick Sirianni: Jalen Hurts was hurting bad Sunday

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The Eagles had quarterback Jalen Hurts back in the lineup on Sunday, but he didn’t look like he was back at full strength after missing two games with a shoulder sprain.

Hurts was 20-of-35 for 229 yards and an interception in a 22-16 win over the Giants that secured the NFC East title and top seed in the conference for the Eagles. Hurts also ran six times for 16 yards, including a sneak, and got sacked three times over the course of the afternoon.

After the game, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said that Hurts was playing through pain throughout the afternoon.

“For him to play through what he fought through to get back . . . There was no more risk, but he was hurting,” Sirianni said, via Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports. “He was hurting bad. But that’s just the kind of competitor, that’s just the kind of leader he is.”

Getting the bye gives the Eagles two weeks before their next game. Their performance on Sunday will likely cause some to wonder if the offense can spark back to earlier form, but it sounds like the time off should be a plus for Hurts.

20 responses to “Nick Sirianni: Jalen Hurts was hurting bad Sunday

  1. He should win MVP but won’t because it’s all about stats. Somehow missing two games and his team losing both (winning 13 of his 14 games) cost him. If anything, it should help his case.

  2. This isn’t good news for the Eagles. I don’t for the life of me know why Sirianni would disclose this. Whoever they play in two weeks will be sure to make sure that Hurts feels it (no pun intended) every time he touches the ball

  3. Why do I get the feeling the giants will beat Minnesota then go into Philly and take care of business

  4. This was a completely calculated comment — to cover all the comments about “rust” and some bad throws (including the red zone INT). If he said “Jalen was 100%, feeling great and I liked what I saw” – people would have challenged that comment. This way Sirianni covers Hurts for the next two weeks — and helps mute the critics.

  5. heLLpaso says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:26 pm
    He should win MVP but won’t because it’s all about stats. Somehow missing two games and his team losing both (winning 13 of his 14 games) cost him. If anything, it should help his case.
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    Agreed. Especially when you consider the bulk of mahomes 41 TDs are 7 yards and under stat padding. Simms accused rogers of stat padding a few weeks ago, but Mahomes is just as guilty. Watch a reel of all his TD passes from this year.

  6. I saw him sitting on the bench on the sideline saying to Siriani, “cut me Mick.”

  7. Given who they might face until the Championship game, Hurts doesn’t need to be 100% for the Eagles to beat anyone but the 49ers.

  8. I applaud playing Jayleen. Let him keep thinking about the pain he’ll feel. His use by date now only has half a season left – this is what happens every time you have a running back in a Halloween QB costume. Fake QB’s come and go so fast that you’d think the NFL would wise up and stop wasting draft picks and millions on guys who are toast after two years. Just look at Lame. He can’t be counted on anymore because his running has removed his only asset – his legs.

  9. Not a Philly Fan, but not a Philly hater, so I think it would be a travesty if this team doesnt or isn’t able to begin the post season at least relatively intact at the key positions. These guys have balled out and deserve a healthy Hurts as they enter the post season. At least until my Niners come to town in the NFC Championship Game. Lol. Good Luck Jaylen

  10. jpdsurf says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:52 pm
    One and done.

    Experience is the best teacher, right Cowboys fan?

  11. Then why play him in the second half. I’m a Philly guy but not a fan of Lurie. Siriani is a fool

  12. domefieldadvantage says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Whoever they play in two weeks will be sure to make sure that Hurts feels it (no pun intended) every time he touches the ball

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    Right, because before this was disclosed, their job would’ve been to go out there and play patty-cake with him. Every NFL defender’s job is to make the QB feel pain on every play. Please. Stop with the “sky-is-falling” narrative.

  13. billshistorian says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:54 pm
    heLLpaso says:
    January 8, 2023 at 8:26 pm
    He should win MVP but won’t because it’s all about stats. Somehow missing two games and his team losing both (winning 13 of his 14 games) cost him. If anything, it should help his case.
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    Agreed. Especially when you consider the bulk of mahomes 41 TDs are 7 yards and under stat padding. Simms accused rogers of stat padding a few weeks ago, but Mahomes is just as guilty. Watch a reel of all his TD passes from this year.

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    Touchdowns are 6 points, whether they look pretty, are tight spirals, shuffle passes, 70 yards or 7 wobbly yards, I’ll take 41 ugly TDs over 22 pretty TDs any time.

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