The First Superbowl Loss of the Eagles Featuring Jalen Hurts: An Efficient QB at the Collapsar
It was the first defeat of the season for the Eagles, and they slipped to 8-1 as they were continually hampered by turnovers.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was brilliant, rushing for a Super Bowl quarterback record three touchdowns and 70 rushing yards, another record. And his two-point conversion via the ground made it 35-35. He also passed for one score, completing 27 of 38 passes for 304 yards.
When you play the way we played tonight, and you play the way you did on all three phases, it does seem like everything is going against you, you create your own.
On the next drive, the Eagles booted a field goal to extend the score to 27-21 and that was the tally at the end of the third quarter. Mahomes began the fourth quarter in his usual dominant way – leading the Chiefs down the field for yet another touchdown, a short pass to Kadarius Toney. Kansas City had never led in the game until the 12 minutes left.
The Commanders had a pair of running backs touchdown in the first half and the Eagles were on the losing end of the game.
The Commanders needed a miracle touchdown to win the game, and the defense was able to recover Smith’s fumbled ball at the Washington 33 yard line to help seal the victory.
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Even though he was out of a start due to a finger injury, Heinicke wasn’t sure if his performances in the meantime merited the starting job.
“I don’t know,” Heinicke told the media. I made a lot of mistakes throughout the games, but if I get the chance to play, I am going to try to do my best.
The Kansas City Royals are in the playoffs for the ninth time in the last ten years, and will play the Washington Nationals on Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mahomes, who suffered a high ankle sprain on his right leg against the Jacksonville Jaguars on January 21, appeared to hurt the same ankle late in the first half. With less than two minutes left in the first half, TJ Edwards tackled him as he was running on third and 15. After the tackle for fans, he stayed down for a long time.
It didn’t take long for the Chiefs to answer, just three minutes in fact. Kansas City did its own 75-yard march that included a scramble by KC quarterback Patrick Mahomes (his previously-injured ankle seemed fine) and an 18-yard touchdown toss to Travis Kelce. The score was 7-7 after six plays.
This contest was evenly matched. On paper, the Eagles and Chiefs were the two best teams in the NFL this season (seeded number one in their conferences). They had identical records (16-3) and both had each scored 546 points. Philadelphia was favored by 1.5 points going into the Super Bowl.
Joseph Hurts: The Philadelphia Eagles anthem in the days before and after Purdy lost their first Super Bowl to Reddick
Brock Purdy, the 49ers’ starting quarterback, was knocked out in the first quarter by a hit from Reddick that resulted in a fumbled ball. Josh Johnson, who is the fourth string quarterback for San Francisco, filled in for Purdy until the third quarter before being ruled out of the game with a concussion.
It’s become the anthem of the Philadelphia Eagles. The catchphrase which sums up the city’s attitude towards adversity is emblazoned on sweatshirts, billboards and even Lincoln Financial Field as the team prepares for Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Philadelphia has very little pressure, unlike anywhere else. The baying crowd, the intense media and fans unafraid of expressing their unfiltered feelings – the booing and throwing of snowballs at Santa Claus in 1968 has gone down in notorious sport history.
Decked out in the green of the Eagles, the 24-year-old has oozed calm and composure as he’s ascended to the top of his field in just his second full season as a starter, becoming the driving force behind the team’s run to the Super Bowl.
Hurts has more than one thing to boast about, from his all- women support team and his love of singer orgnian baker to his powerlifting achievements.
However, that can’t be said for his rendition of the Eagles’ fight song “Fly, Eagles Fly” – his singing on the riser after winning the NFC Championship indicated he needs to spend more time with a singing instructor than in the gym.
Hurts was helped develop his game by his father, Averion, who was the head football coach at Channelview High School.
According to Averion, his biggest attribute was his mental capacity, not his running ability or big arm.
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Hurts is a keen advocate for empowering the women around him, something he says goes back to seeing his mother, Pamela, raise a family while studying for a master’s degree.
“I admire anyone who puts their head down and works for what they want. And I know women who do that daily, but they don’t get the same praise as men – they don’t get the praise that they deserve,” Hurts told Sports Illustrated.
“I’ve seen that now with tons of different women in my life that are hustlers. Athletes, coaches, women in the business world of sports. I see it at least once a day. And they deserve their flowers too. So if me saying something about it brings more attention to it, then I’m all for that.”
Lynn says she got in contact with Hurts through a direct message on his social media accounts, which she calls a “total Hail Mary.” She spoke to Sports Illustrated last year.
Lynn will be the first Black woman agent to represent an athlete in a football game, and Hurts says he was drawn to her because of her determination.
He said the agent world is dominated by males. Nicole was top of her stuff. She was ready to go. She knew what she was talking about. She was hungry. And she was determined.
The Alabama Tide’s First Year at the Collegium: Astor Hurts in his First Full-Time Season with the Eagles
He might have been the first person to hear of him. When he was a teenager, Hurts started lifting weights and attended powerlifting meets.
His on-field performances at college began to earn him wider recognition, and he was the first true freshman to start for the Alabama Tide in 32 years.
He is in his second full-time season as a starter. The Houston Texas native has had an MVP-caliber season, leading the team to a dominant 16-1 in games he started and finishing with an impressive 3,701 yards in the air with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions, along with 760 yards and 13 scores on the ground.
The Houston native was forced to play second fiddle behind Tagovailoa in his junior season, coming in for the future Miami Dolphins quarterback on select plays due to his running ability and later in the season when Tagovailoa suffered an injury.
Having declared for the draft, Hurts saw his name slip down the board before being picked by the Eagles in the second round. The pick was a surprise to many, with starter Carson Wentz just two years removed from an MVP-level season.
“My first year here [people] probably didn’t even want [me drafted] here. It was probably one of those things. He said that it always handles itself after the win over the 49ers.
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“It was a big surprise to many. My favorite [Bible] verse, I went through a lot of stuff in college and it kind of stuck with me, John 13:7: ‘You may not know now but later you’ll understand.’ Hopefully, people understand.”
With Nick Sirianni instilled as the head coach and Wentz traded away, the starting job was Hurts come 2021. And despite some bumps in the road, he and the rest of the offense showed glimpses of a bright future ahead, finishing with a 9-8 record and one of the most threatening running offenses in the league.
The improvement he has made in his throwing and running ability has made the Eagles offense unstoppable, something that they displayed in their victory over the 49ers in the playoffs.
“The first time for two [Black quarterbacks] to go head-to-head, that’s uplifting the next generation of quarterbacks,” Hurts said when asked about the significance of the moment.
It shows that regardless of what people say or think, you can do something, even if they say something bad about you.
Individually, Hurts has been recognized for his stellar season, being named as one of the five finalists for the NFL’s most prestigious individual accolade, the Most Valuable Player award.
“When we experience some painful times and some tough times, we always found a way to overcome. You want to be going into a situation like this, and we have a chance to go out there and win it all, so we want to prepare to go do that.”
“I didn’t put in all that work for no reason,” he said. I put all this work in to get opportunities like this. It will be a good one.
“We just want to go out there and do what we’ve done this whole entire time, to try and play clean football and play together. We are here to finish the job.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs: It’s a Philly Thing, but it Happens If You Don’t
A remarkable rise for a second-round draft pick who was doubted even at the beginning of this season. Handling pressure isn’t for everybody, but, come rain or shine, as Hurts says: “It’s a Philly thing.”
The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in an outdoor game on Sunday evening. The two teams are very evenly matched.
Both emerged as the top seeds in their respective conferences. They have a record of 16-3. Both have scored over 500 points. Both have a number of All-Pros. And, both have a Kelce brother.
The two stars make up for the fact that they are only two of the many reasons why younger generations of football fans want a more inclusive version of the sport.
Patrick Mahomes: The Case for Two Super Bowl Rings: Jason and Travis Wins the Superbowl at the Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Campuses
Super Bowl champion and two-time league’s most Valuable Player, Patrick Mahomes, is just 27 years old, and has a decorated resume and a laundry list of awards. This year, he joined Tom Brady as the only quarterback to start in three Super Bowls in their first six seasons.
He was fired at the end of the 2012 season, when the team finished with a dismal 4-12 record. He has achieved double-digit wins in all but one season since joining the Chiefs.
With the rise of Mahomes, the Chiefs have been nearly unstoppable, reaching the title game in three of the last four years. A victory on Sunday would be the last thing on his mind, even if he still has a second ring.
In 2023, either Jason or Travis will win their second Super Bowl, as they become the first brothers in history to square off on the NFL’s biggest stage.
The duo from Cleveland Heights, Ohio have always dreamed of sharing their experience. At the University of Cincinnati, they were teammates.
Travis is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time All-Pro, widely recognized for his flashy dance moves and exuberant personality. Jason is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro, known as a vocal leader and a workhorse on the offensive line.
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The Eagles and Chiefs had problems on their second drives after they both scored. Philadelphia went three-and-out, and then the Kansas City Chiefs had a 42-yard drive end in a missed field goal.
While the 73,000+ people in State Farm Stadium and millions watching on television and online were treated to a halftime show, the coach’s had to make adjustments to slow the Eagles offense.
The Eagles punted on their next possession (just their second of the game) and the Chiefs capitalized. Kadarius Toney ran the kick 65-yards — the longest punt return in Super Bowl history to the Eagle five-yard-line. Skyy Moore was the one to throw another touchdown pass for the Chiefs, he had already done it with the lead at 35.
There were many firsts in this year’s Super Bowl. It was the first time the title game had two Black starting quarterbacks. The game featured another first: two brothers squaring off against each other. All women pilots were included in the military fly-over before the game and it was the first time a black coach was on the sideline.
Mahomes threw three touchdown passes to three receivers, Isiah Pacheco ran for one score and linebacker Nick Bolton scored on a fumble return. The field goal was made by Butker with 8 seconds remaining.
“It was just all heart. We knew we didn’t play our best in the first half,” tight end Travis Kelce said when told Kansas City scored on every drive after intermission. The enormity of the moment made some players out of character in the first half.
The youngest quarterback to start three Super Bowls made the Chiefs fans feel better on the first drive of the second half, leading a touchdown drive that included a 14-yard run.
The best game he has ever played is what the Philadelphia Eagles head coach said. “I really thought he was in complete control. He did things with his legs in the run game, he did things with his arm in the pass game, made some unbelievable throws, unbelievable reads. I thought he played well.
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It never fails, every big game has a missed call or a controversial penalty that can affect the outcome. That came with under two minutes to go in the Super Bowl.
But the flag came out and an official said Philadelphia defensive back James Bradberry was guilty of holding as Smith-Schuster was making his move to get open.
Instead of being forced to kick a field goal from the 22, the Chiefs, given a new set of downs, were able to run precious time off the clock and get closer for the game-winning kick.
Mike Pereira, the network’s rules expert, said that you need to see the whole thing. It seemed to me at the initial break he grabbed the back of the jersey and pulled it. If we see that, I think it is a hold.”
Hamlin, who is a fan, got to live out a dream by playing in the Super Bowl. Seeing the young man who nearly died on the field having fun at the big game was touching.
The goal is always to eventually. Like I said, I’m trying to do things to keep advancing my situation. I am allowing that to be in the hands of the Almighty. He told Michael Strahan he was thankful he had a second chance.
Hamlin collapsed after making a tackle in the first quarter of the Bills-Bengals game on January 2. Hamlin received cardiopulmonary help on the field and was rushed out of the stadium in an ambulance, leaving many in the crowd unsure of whether he was alive. Experts credit the on-field staff with saving Hamlin’s life after he went into cardiac arrest.
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He stated that he really feels like he is standing for so much good since this situation brought him to the light of the world. “I want to be a good example for… communities around the world. There is a reason behind everything.