Philadelphia Eagles 8-0 after defeating Houston

The Philadelphia Eagles claimed the Thursday night game to start Week 9 in the NFL. Here are the key performers from the match.

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Week 9 has started in the NFL and the first game of the week featured the Philadelphia Eagles. They improved to 8-0 with a victory over the Houston Texans. The final score in the game was 29-17, meaning that Philadelphia failed to cover their -14.0 spread. The result sees them stay undefeated while the Texans fell to 1-6-1 on the season.

High performers in the game

Jalen Hurts passed for 243 yards and connected for two touchdowns in the game. He easily outdueled Davis Mills, the Houston quarterback who threw for two interceptions in the contest.

But the Texans had a bright light in Dameon Pierce. He rushed for 139 yards in the game, which included a long of 36 yards. That might hold up for one of the better rushing performances of the week.

On the other side, Miles Sanders had a good game for Philadelphia as he rushed for 93 yards. Neither running back had a reception in the game.

Philly’s Dallas Goerdert had the most receiving yards in the contest. He was 8 for 9 on targets and received for 100 yards in the game. AJ Brown for Philadelphia is among the league leaders in the NFL for receivers. However, he had just 59 yards receiving on Thursday night. In all likelihood, he will continue to fall off of the pace among the league leaders.

What’s next for both teams?

Next up for Philadelphia is a Week 10 match-up against the Washington Commanders. That game looked like a dunk for Philly a short time ago, however, Washington enter Week 9 with a three-game winning streak. That game will be the Monday night game in Week 10, meaning that the Eagles will have plenty of time off to recover from their Week 9 efforts. Meanwhile, Houston will face the New York Giants in Week 10.

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