The Philadelphia Eagles recorded their best start to the season, beating the Houston Texans 29-17 to remain the only undefeated team in the NFL.
The score was 14-14 at halftime, but the Eagles cleared with Jalen Hurts completing 21 of 27 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns.
Hurts, who grew up in the Houston area, said the Eagles needed to take their historic 8-0 record “day after day.”
“We haven’t accomplished anything yet,” the 24-year-old quarterback said.
The Eagles lead the NFC East, ahead of the second-placed Dallas Cowboys (6-2).
Hurts, who has thrown at least two touchdown passes in three consecutive games, added: “I know it’s special for the city of Philadelphia. I mean, I was 8-0 before and lost the [college] national championship.
“It’s a day-to-day thing where we control the things we can, play to our standards and try to grow every day. I think that’s really what it’s all about.”
Texans head coach Lovie Smith called Hurts an “outstanding player” and believes the quarterback has improved “perhaps more than any player in the NFL.”
However, there were early nerves for Hurts in his first professional home game, including his first lost fumble of the season and being sacked four times, twice by Texans defensive end Jerry Hughes.
The Eagles started slow in Houston and it was the first time this season they weren’t in the lead after the first two quarters.
They began to pull away after the break to beat the Texans 15-3 in the final two quarters, intercepting quarterback Davis Mills twice for the win.
Dallas Goedert and AJ Brown caught Hurts’ touchdown passes while running back Miles Sanders rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown.
The Texans are bottom of the AFC South with a 1-6-1 record.