The Philadelphia Eagles started slow Thursday night, but eventually managed to gain enough momentum to defeat the texans and go 8-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Hurts, who was born in Houston, threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the 29-17 victory. Defensively, CJ Gardner-Johnson intercepted his league-leading fifth pass.
EaglesThe first half was marked by a Hurts fumble and a 14-14 scoreline as the teams headed to the locker room late in the second quarter.
Hurts threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to AJ Brown to put the Eagles ahead in the third quarter.
After halftime, Hurts threw a touchdown pass to former Ole Miss player AJ Brown to give Philadelphia the game lead. Houston added a field goal after that, but another field goal by Hurts and his 2-point conversion run extended the lead to 29-17 early in the fourth.
The Texans showed signs of life late in the final quarter, but Davis Mills threw his second interception of the game to James Bradberry.
The Eagles-Texans game was happening at the same time as Game 5 of the World Series between the Phillies and the Astros.
The win over the Texans marked Hurts’ 11th straight regular season game, which is the longest active streak in the NFL.
Mills threw for 154 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, and he was missing two of his wide receivers in Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins.
The Cooks did not train during the week amid trade rumours, while a groin injury kept Collins out.
Rookie Dameon Pierce rushed for a career-high 139 yards for the Texans, a stark contrast to his 35-yard performance last week.
Gardner-Johnson had an interception for a fourth straight game when he took out Mills with about the third quarter and returned him 25 yards.
Two plays later, Brown caught a pass from Hurt for a touchdown to break the tie and make it 21-14 with almost 8 minutes left in the third quarter. Houston responded with a field goal to cut the lead to 21-17.
Hurts then threw his second touchdown pass on the night and ran into the end zone on a 2-point conversion.
The Texans took an early lead when rookie Teagan Quitoriano, making his NFL debut, landed his first career reception for a 2-yard touchdown in the first series. Quitoriano is a fifth-round pick who has missed the entire season with a knee injury.
Philadelphia tied it at 7 all on a 2-yard run from Miles Sanders on fourth down late in the first quarter. Sanders finished with 93 rushing yards.
The Texans tied the game less than a minute before halftime when Mills found Chris Moore on a 13-yard touchdown pass.
Philadelphia kicker Jake Elliott missed a 54-yard field goal as time expired in the first half.
The Eagles return to Lincoln Financial Field next Monday to face the Washington Commanders. Meanwhile, the Texans head to MetLife Stadium for a game against the New York Giants.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.