Jalen Hurts ran for 2 second-half touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles battled again from a 12-point deficit to defeat the Carolina Panthers 21-18 on Sunday and snap a three-game shedding streak.
After T.J. Edwards blocked a Carolina punt, Hurts scored on a 6-yard run-pass choice with 2:38 left to provide the Eagles their first lead of the sport.
Carolina’s Sam Darnold was intercepted 3 times, twice by Darius Slay, and sacked 3 times because the Panthers offense struggled in opposition to an Eagles protection that allowed 83 factors and 851 yards in its earlier two video games.
Darnold’s effort to convey Carolina (3-2) again within the ultimate 2 1/2 minutes ended when he was picked off by Steven Nelson alongside the left sideline as he threw beneath strain. The Eagles, who had been held to 88 yards within the first half, ran out the clock from there handy Carolina its first loss at dwelling.
Chuba Hubbard ran for 101 yards on 24 carries for Carolina filling in for the injured Christian McCaffrey.
DaVonta Smith had seven catches for 77 yards and a 2-point conversion for the Eagles (2-3). Hurts accomplished 22 of 37 passes for 198 yards and ran for 30 yards on 9 carries.
Carolina’s protection had been enjoying lights-out for the higher a part of three quarters with Donte Jackson arising with an interception and a compelled fumble and Haason Reddick had two sacks.
However Carolina’s protection appeared to get worn down within the second half from spending a lot time on the sphere.
Carolina constructed a 15-6 lead at halftime behind one more dominant first-half efficiency at dwelling, holding the Eagles to 5 first downs. That included a security through which Jason Kelce snapped the ball over Hurts’ head into the top zone, prompting a fast sport of sizzling potato earlier than the ball rolled out of the again of the top zone.
Neither workforce reported any accidents.
Eagles: Host Buccaneers on Thursday evening.
Panthers: Host Vikings on Sunday, their fourth dwelling sport in six weeks.