By Stan Weymouth

You want validation for Jalen Hurts fab show last night in the Eagles win over the Saints?

How about running back Miles Sanders, who totaled 115 yards on the ground and 21 in the air:

“He played awesome, man. The tape [speaks] for itself,” running back Miles Sanders said of Hurts after the game. “He’s so confident. He’s a natural leader. We just needed that, and he gave us that spark starting from last week [against the Green Bay Packers].”

“Sometimes you look for an opportunity to jump-start things and kind of reset a little bit,” head coach Doug Pederson said. “Jalen got the start this afternoon, and I thought overall there were some good things and really kind of gave us a spark as a team that I was looking for and, I think, we were looking for as a team. But this win is not about one guy. This win is about this team and how resilient this team is.”


“It felt good,” said Hurts, who passed for 167 yards and ran for 106. “It was a new experience for me, for sure, my first NFL start out there. But I’m excited that I was able to do it with this group of guys, with this team. We’re ready to get back to work and fix the things we need to fix.”