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Jalen Hurts, Eagles outduel Josh Allen, Bills

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JALEN HURTS rushed for a 12-yard touchdown in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a thrilling 37-34 win against the visiting Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Hurts’ final score capped off an incredible performance in which he passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more. DeVonta Smith finished with seven catches for 106 yards and a touchdown for Philadelphia (10-1).

Josh Allen threw two touchdowns and rushed for two scores for Buffalo (6-6). Gabe Davis had six catches for 105 yards and a touchdown, but he miscommunicated with Mr. Allen on a potential game-winning score in overtime that gave the Eagles a chance to come back.

Tyler Bass hit a 40-yard field goal to put the Bills ahead 34-31 with 5:52 to go in overtime. Mr. Hurts led the game-winning drive with his feet and his arm, as he did throughout the contest.

He scrambled for 27 yards, including the 12-yard touchdown, and he found Mr. Smith for gains of 17 yards and 11 yards as the Buffalo defense struggled to keep pace.

Philadelphia seized a 28-24 lead with 11:07 remaining in the fourth quarter. Mr. Hurts scrambled left, set his feet and lofted a perfect pass to Olamide Zaccheaus in the back of the end zone for a 29-yard score.

Buffalo responded with a score to go up 31-28 with 1:52 left. Mr. Allen fired a 7-yard touchdown pass to Mr. Davis, which put the pressure on Philadelphia to respond on a soggy field. Eagles kicker Jake Elliott delivered, drilling a 59-yard field goal in a cold rain to even the score at 31-31 with 20 seconds to go.

Mr. Elliott pumped his fist after he made the kick, which cleared the crossbar with several yards to spare. The Eagles pulled within 17-14 with 7:13 left in the third quarter. Mr. Hurts rolled right and connected with A.J. Brown for a 3-yard touchdown.

Buffalo regained a double-digit lead on its next drive. Mr. Allen rushed right and dodged a defender for a 16-yard score. Mr. Hurts fired his second passing touchdown to cut the Eagles’ deficit to 24-21 with 13:37 left in the fourth quarter. He hit Mr. Smith for a leaping 15-yard catch in the end zone.

Buffalo led 17-7 at the half. Mr. Allen had a rushing touchdown and threw a touchdown to Stefon Diggs in the first half. Mr. Hurts scored the Eagles’ opening touchdown on a 1-yard run. — Reuters

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