Eagles Outlast Texans, Remain Undefeated

The Houston Texans kept it close for a half against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, but the true natures of both teams eventually won out. Texans quarterback David Mills delivered a pair of interceptions in the second half, and the Eagles eventually cruised to a 29-17 win. The Texans overperformed for the first two quarters of tonight's game, entering halftime tied at 14-14. They had a couple of star performances to thank: rookie running back Dameon Pierce contributed 139 rushing yards at 5.1 yards per attempt and defensive end Jerry Hughes notched two sacks. Both players added to what have been great seasons, but no amount of solid play on the periphery of the team can overcome problems at quarterback. With his two picks today, second-year passer Mills now sports eight interceptions on the year.

Meanwhile, the Eagles continued to excel in all aspects. Quarterback Jalen Hurts contributed another solid game with 217 net passing yards and another 23 yards on the ground, helping the team total 143 rushing yards over the evening. The defense added another strong game; defensive lineman Javon Hargrave made an early bid for NFC Defensive Player of the Week by notching 3.0 sacks, and defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson added another interception to extend his league-leading total to five on the year. Once injured rookie defensive tackle Jordan Davis returns to solidify the run defense, the Eagles will be virtually without weakness.

Looking ahead to Week 10, the Eagles will host the Washington Commanders on Monday Night Football, and the Texans will visit the New York Giants.