Aaron Rodgers injured in Green Bay Packers 40-33 loss to Philadelphia Eagles on Jalen Hurts record night – The Denver Post

Jalen Hurts rushed for 157 yards to set a Philadelphia Eagles record for a quarterback, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered an oblique injury in the Eagles’ 40-33 victory on Sunday night.

Hurts also threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns for the NFC’s top Eagles, who improved to 10-1 for the fifth time in franchise history. Miles Sanders rushed for 143 yards and two scores as the Eagles rushed for 363 total, the second best total in the franchise.

Rodgers left in the third quarter with his team trailing 34-23 after grimacing during a drive that led to a Packers field goal. He was playing with a broken thumb and took several hard hits.

Rodgers backup Jordan Love kept the Packers (4-8) in the game by connecting with Christian Watson for a 63-yard touchdown that cut the Eagles lead to 37-30.

But the Packers ran out of time against Hurts, who looks set to take the mantle from Rodgers as the next MVP.

Hurts had 254 combined yards in the first half, 126 of which were rushing, and threw a touchdown pass as the Eagles took a 27-20 lead. He snatched runs of 42, 28 and 24 yards.

In the second half, he hit AJ Brown for a 6-yard touchdown pass and a 34-20 lead that added to his staggering numbers on one of the best nights ever for an Eagles quarterback. . Hurts passed Michael Vick’s rushing 130 yards in December 2010 against the New York Giants.

Rodgers was 11 of 16 passes for 140 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the first half.

Hurts put on a show in a spirited first half that saw two Eagles get their first career picks and both teams missed an extra point while combining for seven touchdowns.

Bettors could have cashed in the most in the first 30 minutes.

Philadelphia’s high-octane offense had been slowing down lately – notably in the first loss of the season in the previous home game against the Washington Commanders and in last week’s win over the Colts. Indianapolis needed a rally in the fourth quarter — but Hurts put the Packers on notice with early rushes that would make an All-Pro running back envious. He ran for 52 yards on the first drive and set up Kenneth Gainwell’s 4-yard touchdown.

Easy enough.

Then the game got wild. Rodgers had his second pass beaten by cornerback Darius Slay and snagged by Josiah Scott. Three plays later, Sanders scored on a 15-yard run, but Jake Elliott missed the PAT.

Rodgers led the Packers right away. AJ Dillon scored on a 20-yard run, Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for 11 yards and it was 14-13 late in the first quarter.

Hurts, however, closed the half with a 42-yard run and a 1-yard run, close enough to the end zone to set up Sanders’ 2-yard run on the first play of the second quarter.

Rodgers came back again and threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Jones. Mason Crosby tied Elliott with a missed extra point and it was 20-20.

That was about all Rodgers could muster.

Hurts took it from there and threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Quez Watkins – whose fumble against the Commanders played a pivotal role in the Eagles’ lone loss.


Packers: S Darnell Savage has injured his foot.

Eagles : CJ Gardner-Johnson, the NFL’s interceptions leader with six, suffered a rib injury in the first half.

winning story

The Eagles have won NFL championships after starting 10-1 in 1949 and 2017. The other times they’ve done so, they’ve lost the Super Bowl (1980, 2004).

Rare Duo

Hurts and Sanders became the first teammates to run at least 125 yards each since Frank Gore (158) and Colin Kaepernick (151) of the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 20, 2014.

All time greats

The Eagles have inducted former defensive ends Hugh Douglas and Trent Cole into their Hall of Fame.


Packers: At the Chicago Bears next Sunday at Soldier Field.

Eagles : Host the Tennessee Titans next Sunday.


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