Eagles-Jets Takeaways: Jalen Hurts Perfect, Kyzir White Gets ‘Hot’

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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was brilliant in the preseason opener: 6-of-6 for 80 yards and a touchdown.

The Philadelphia Eagles lost 24-21 in the preseason opener. Jalen Hurts almost got decapitated. He still finished with a perfect passer rating. The first-team offense was poetry in motion, just like Howie Roseman drew it up.

The savvy general manager won the offseason, on paper. On Friday, he had a front-row seat to enjoy the spoils as Hurts went a perfect 6-for-6 for 80 yards and a touchdown. Roseman cautioned everyone that his best teams weren’t necessarily his most talented.

“I think the other thing we talk about a lot is our most talented teams have not necessarily been our best teams,” Roseman told reporters. “You can have all this talent, but them coming together and fitting the right pieces in place is the most important thing. That’s what this camp is for, coming together as a team and making sure the talent meets connection and goes into a place with the season where we’re feeling really good about the people.”

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Eagles Flash in Near Perfect Preseason Opener

The Eagles lost the game, but not the publicity campaign. They looked really good. Here is the best of the best:

1. Jalen Hurts Was Perfect: The stats are the stats: 6-of-6 for 80 yards and one touchdown, no interceptions (158.3 passer rating). Hurts threw darts at Quez Watkins on the first series, then hit Dallas Goedert on a 22-yard scoring strike. It was an effortless 9-play drive: six passes, two penalties (one nullified), one sack, one scramble – a 12-yard touchdown run from Hurts that was called back due to a holding