Week 12 for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was a memorable performance. Not only did he help his team to a victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, but he also took home some accolades and rewrote the record book.
Hurts took home the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award, completing 16-of-28 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Where Hurts was doing damage against the Packers was on the ground with his legs.
Hurts hasn’t been as dominant on the ground this season as in years past, averaging 4.7 yards per carry compared to 5.6 his first two seasons in the NFL. He is more than making up for it with his improvements in the passing game, but he put together a vintage rushing performance against Green Bay.
He set a record by becoming the only quarterback to rush for 100+ yards in a single quarter in the last 30 years as he gained 103 yards in the first quarter. That put him on track to write his name in the Eagles’ record books.
Hurts finished the game with a career-high 157 rushing yards on 17 attempts. That broke the single-game record for rushing yards by a quarterback, which was held by Michael Vick.
Vick had set the record against the New York Giants in 2010 when he rushed for 130 yards. That game was a memorable one for Eagles fans as it came during the second Miracle of the Meadowlands when DeSean Jackson had a punt return for a touchdown to cap a shocking come-from-behind win.
Owning the record is something that Hurts said means a lot to him as he looked up to players such as Vick, Donovan McNabb and Randall Cunningham. The 157 rushing yards for Jalen Hurts is the fourth most all-time for a quarterback in a regular season game. November was a tough month for Vick, as that was another record that he held until Justin Fields rumbled for 178 yards against the Miami Dolphins in Week 9.