Jalen Hurts has won 7 straight games when trailing by 10+ points. The most by any QB in NFL since stat was first tracked in 1991. No other QB has more than 4 straight.
Eagles vs. Chiefs score, takeaways: Philadelphia comes back to beat Kansas City, avenge Super Bowl loss
Patrick Mahomes' team blew a 10-point halftime lead
Philadelphia Eagles fans have to feel good after their team's 21-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. How the Eagles won is just as impressive as the win in a rematch of last year's Super Bowl.
The Eagles defense shone brightest on this night. After giving up 38 points to Patrick Mahomes and Co. in the Super Bowl, Philadelphia's defense did not give up a point in the second half on Monday night. The defense's success set the stage for Jalen Hurts and the Eagles' offense to put together the only two scoring drives in the second half.
Down 17-7 at halftime, Hurts' second touchdown run of the half gave the Eagles their first lead with 6:30 left. The score was set up by Hurts' 41-yard bomb to DeVonta Smith one play earlier.
The Chiefs had a chance to win the game, but came up empty after Marquez Valdez-Scantling dropped a sure touchdown pass from Mahomes with just under two minutes left. Philadelphia's defense then sealed the win by forcing consecutive incompletions from Mahomes, who threw for 177 yards on the night.
Two forced turnovers in the red zone by the Eagles aided them in their comeback. The second one, a Bradley Roby forced fumble of Travis Kelce, prevented the Chiefs from increasing their lead early in the fourth quarter.
We'll have a full breakdown of Monday night's game shortly, but in the meantime, check out our live blog below to re-live the action in real time.
Why the Eagles won
The Eagles defense was lights out in the second half, allowing zero points and just 146 yards as the Chiefs averaged just 3.9 yards per play. Philadelphia forced a Travis Kelce fumble in the red zone and forced Kansas City to punt on four of six possessions in the final 30 minutes. The other two possessions were a fumble and turnover on downs.
The offensive line allowed five sacks in the first half, but none in the second half. The Eagles controlled the trenches in the second half, which allowed them to come back in the cold and rainy conditions for the victory.
Why the Chiefs lost
The Chiefs were shut down in the second half, not scoring a single point in the final 30 minutes after putting up 17 at halftime. Marquez Valdes-Scantling's drop with 1:50 left was massive -- and should have been a touchdown -- but Kansas City had six possessions and came away with nothing.
Mahomes had a red zone interception, Travis Kelce had a red zone fumble, they punted on fourth-and-4 at the Eagles' 39-yard line, and Valdes-Scantling. Missed opportunities across the board.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling's drop with 1:50 left was the difference in this one. Mahomes threw a beautiful pass deep down the field and Valdez-Scantling had a step and a half on Bradley Roby and should have corralled the easy touchdown, but ended up dropping the pass on second-and-10.
Mahomes had an intentional grounding penalty on the next play, which led to the Eagle stopping the Chiefs on fourth-and-25. Ball game.
Play of the game
Jalen Hurts threw a 41-yard pass to DeVonta Smith with the Eagles trailing, 17-14, in the fourth quarter that led to the game-winning touchdown. Hurts hit Smith on a throw deep downfield that got the Eagles to the Chiefs' one-yard line with 6:23 left.
The Eagles scored on the next play on the "tush push" to take the lead for good. Smith finished with six catches for 99 yards in the win.
"Great game. Good luck the rest of the way man. Do your thing." -- Mahomes to Hurts after the game. Hurts has won 13 straight games against teams with a winning record and seven straight trailing by 10-plus points -- the longest streak in NFL history.
The Eagles (9-1) host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field while the Chiefs (7-3) travel to Las Vegas to face the Raiders (5-6).
Oh my expletives. MVS drops a touchdown wide open down the field....
The roughing the passer penalty:
So, Chiefs near midfield down four points. 2 minutes remaining. KC has one timeout. Here we go.
Kelce comes right back and catches the fourth-down conversion, and then another reception for 13 yards! Roughing the passer penalty on Fletcher Cox adds 15 to that big play.
Oh man, Kelce drops a sure first-down conversion on third-and-2.
Dru Tanquill makes the play to get the Chiefs the ball back. Patrick Mahomes gets another chance to win this with 2:56 left.
Here's that false start:
Zach Cunningham prevents some Patrick Mahomes magic there. The Eagles defense has held the Chiefs to 121 yards and 4.3 yards per play in the 2nd half.
Maybe the refs meant to call it on Jawaan Taylor? But you can't get those two players confused.
Incredibly controversial false start penalty on center Creed Humphrey, which pushes a third-and-7 to 3rd-and-12. Mahomes can't hookup with McKinnon and Chiefs will have to punt!
PHI 21 KC 17 5:46 left in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles just scored the go-ahead TD on the "tush push." Jalen Hurts has 35 rush TD in his career. He tied Randall Cunningham for 11th on the all-time list.
Back-to-back big plays from DeVonta Smith! A 13-yard pickup on third down, and then a 41-yard reception down the right sideline to get the Eagles to the 1-yard line. What happens next? The tush push of course. One-yard TD for Hurts. First lead of the game for the Eagles! 7 plays, 80 ayrds
PHI 21 KC 17
Per CBS Sports Research, the last points the Chiefs scored in the second half came almost a month ago (Oct. 22)
Mahomes can't connect with Watson on this third down, and Chiefs will have to punt after picking up 24 yards on six plays.
Eagles take over on their own 20 down three points with 8:56 remaining in the final quarter.
WOW. Patrick Mahomes fires deep left to Justin Watson on third-and-9 and he fits it in perfectly on the sideline.
What a poor series there by Brian Johnson.
Dropback that results in run
No run calls at all.
Chiefs defense stands up in a big way following the Kelce turnover. Hurts misses on two passes in the flats on first and second down, and he scrambles for a gain of 5 on third-and-10. Nothing going. Chiefs getting the ball back.
That's two red-zone turnovers for the Chiefs on the night. Ends a 12-play, 65-yard drive. Wow, new life for Philly.
PHI 14 KC 17 13:15 left in the fourth quarter
Travis Kelce fumbles and Nicholas Morrow recovers. Great job by Bradley Roby with the punch out. Boy, the Eagles missed him.
What a break for the Eagles.
END OF THIRD QUARTER
Chiefs in the midst of an eight-play, 50-yard drive. Trying to answer the Eagles TD. Mahomes and Co. at the PHI 25-yard line.
Haason Reddick and Travis Kelce are going at it. Jawing back and fort over the past couple plays
Darius Slay flagged for DPI on second-and-14 while Mahomes was targeting Valdes-Scantling. MVS definitely got a jump on him, and Slay reached out to keep the WR close. Good find by Mahomes. Automatic first down in enemy territory.
Jalen Hurts has the most rushing TD by a QB after his first 4 seasons.
Passed Cam Newton for the all-time mark.
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