The Eagles found a way again.
After trailing the Bills 17-7 at halftime, the Eagles rallied to take the lead in the fourth quarter. A 59-yard field goal by Eagles kicker Jake Elliott tied the score with 20 seconds left.
For the 10th time in 11 games this season, the Hurts came. He ran twice for 15 yards and hit Devonta Smith for two solid hits before moving the ball to a De’Andre Swift run for 12-yards. The Hurts kept the ball on the ensuing possession, leading the Eagles to a 37-34 win in rainy Philadelphia.
It’s the fourth straight week the Eagles have trailed at halftime before winning a game, and the win keeps them comfortably ahead of the pack in the NFC. It did a lot to bolster Hurts’ MVP case.
Two turnovers helped the Bills build their lead, but Hurts threw three touchdowns to fuel a second-half comeback. He then mounted a drive that set up Elliott’s field goal before capping the game with his second touchdown run of the day. Hurts finished 18-for-31 for 200 yards through the air, and he rushed 14 times for 65 yards on a day when the Eagles needed every bit of it to win.
Josh Allen ran for two scores and threw for two others, but wide receiver Gabe Davis made a different read on a key third-down pass in overtime, and Allen’s pass floated to the turf. Same page. Allen threw an interception for the eighth straight game and the Eagles used that short field to pull ahead in the fourth quarter.
Allen finished the day with 339 passing yards and 81 rushing yards, but the Bills are still 6-6 with a trip to Kansas City and the visit of the Cowboys coming up after next week’s bye. A split could keep them in playoff contention, but losing both games would make things more difficult for the Bills.
The Eagles have a big game of their own. The 49ers will be in town next week, but Sunday’s win means the Eagles will retain the No. 1 seed in the NFC regardless of the outcome.