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Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts Sets NFL Single Season Record For Touchdowns By A Quarterback

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts set the NFL single-season record for most touchdowns in a season by a QB

Quarterback Jalen Hurts scored on a 1-yard “tush push” in the first quarter of the Eagles’ 33-25 Christmas Day victory Monday night, setting the NFL single-season record for most touchdowns in a season by a QB.

With the first-quarter TD, Hurts broke the record of 14 rushing touchdowns set by former Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton in 2011. Hurts also moved two TDs away from the Eagles’ single-season record for total touchdowns held by QB Randall Cunningham with 35 in 1990. Hurts tied Cunningham’s record last season.

With the win over the Giants, the Eagles moved back into first place in the NFC East division, one game ahead of the Dallas Cowboys with two games left in the regular season. Both the Cowboys and Eagles have clinched spots in this year’s NFL Playoffs, but the division, which comes with a home playoff game in the Wild Card round, is still up for grabs.

Hurts and the Eagles have the advantage as their remaining two games are at home against the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium. Meanwhile, the Cowboys will host the Detroit Lions, who have won the NFC North for the first time since 1993, before finishing the season against the Washington Commanders.

If both teams win their games, the Eagles would be the first NFC East team to win the division two years in a row since they did it in 2003 and 2004. This season, Hurts has completed 65.5% of his attempts for 3,636 yards and 20 passing TDs. However, his ball security isn’t what it’s been in the past, as he’s also thrown 13 interceptions and lost nine fumbles this year.

Hurts is one of several Black quarterbacks that will play in the NFL playoffs this year, including Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith could join them, but his team still has work to do to clinch a playoff spot.

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