Studs and duds from Eagles 29-17 win over Texans

The Eagles are 8-0 for the first time in franchise history after a 29-17 win over the Texans in Houston at NRG Stadium on Thursday night.

Jalen Hurts threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns and won his 11th straight regular-season start, the longest active streak currently in the NFL.

With Philadelphia enjoying the weekend off, here are the studs and duds from Week 9.

Stud — Jalen Hurts

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Returning home to Houston for the first time, Hurts was 21-27, 243 YDS, and two touchdowns while playing a near-perfect game as a passer.

Stud — Miles Sanders

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Sanders had 17 carries for 93 yards and one touchdown as he continues his climb toward a Pro Bowl nomination and his first 1,000-yard rushing season.

Stud — Dallas Goedert

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Goedert caught eight of his nine targets for 100 yards, a touchdown and seven first downs en route to a 90.0-plus receiving grade and a game-high 4.00 yards per route run per PFF.

Dud — Eagles run defense

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Playing without the injured Jordan Davis, Philadelphia surrendered 139 rushing yards on 27 carries to Texans rookie running back Dameon Pierce. The latter came into the game as PFF’s highest-rated rookie on offense.

Pierce amassed eight first downs and forced eight missed tackles on his way to an 85.0-plus rushing grade per PFF.

Stud — Javon Hargrave

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Finally healthy after a summer of rehab, Hargrave notched seven tackles, three sacks, three tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits in a dominant performance.

Stud — Brandon Graham

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Playing more of an inside rusher role, Graham logged one tackle, one tackle for loss, two pressures, and a 16.7% pass-rush win rate from PFF.

Stud — Jason Kelce/Landon Dickerson

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Dickerson was dominant on the night as a run blocker and, per PFF, allowed just one pressure across 33 pass-blocking snaps, while Kelce allowed zero pressures in the game.

Dud — Marlon Tuipulotu

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Playing increased reps with Jordan Davis injured, Tuipulotu logged one tackle and struggled as a run stuffer against the Texans’ physical rookie rusher.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire

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