The Philadelphia Eagles snapped their four-game losing streak on Sunday thanks to the performance of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts, who started in place of Carson Wentz, who hasn’t played well this season.
“Jalen got the start this afternoon, and I thought overall, there were some good things and really, kind of gave us a spark as a team that I was looking for, and I think we were looking for as a team,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said, via team transcript. “But you know, this win today is not about one guy. This win is about this team and how resilient this team is.
Despite the fact that the team picked up its first win in over a month, head coach Doug Pederson refused to name a starter for the team’s Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
“I’m going to enjoy this one,” Pederson answered when asked if Hurts would be his starter. “I’m going to go home and relax and be with my family tonight and enjoy this win and get ready for the week.”
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Even though Pederson was complimentary of Hurts after the game, he also stressed the overall team play.
“It took everybody in uniform to win this game, not just one guy,” Pederson said. “And I’m going to repeat myself again that it takes a village to get this stuff done, and Jalen was a part of it, yes. But it took a team effort to win, honestly. Again, I talked about the defense earlier, the plays that they made just time and time again. Again, Jalen was a part of it.”
After the game, Hurts also credited his teammates for the win.
“I think, first and foremost, it’s a great team win,” Hurts said. “Everybody played together, believed in one another and we put an emphasis on that this week — playing together, playing as one, bringing the energy and creating our own energy. Moving with urgency and scoring out there and believing in one another. I’m happy this group got it done today. I’m happy.”