Los Angeles (AFP) – Philadelphia star Jalen Hurts and Los Angeles Rams star Matthew Stafford made their clubs triumph in the NFL on Tuesday in games postponed due to Covid-19 outbreaks.
Stafford threw two touchdown passes to NFL reception leader Cooper Kupp to trigger the Rams on their visit to Seattle 20-10.
“He was one of the ones you have to take out,” Stafford said. “It was a great victory.”
Hurts ran for two touchdowns and threw another while Miles Sanders rushed for 131 yards on 18 carries to trigger host Eagles against Washington 27-17.
“It doesn’t matter when we play,” Sanders said. “We will be ready. We are coming to play.”
The Rams improved to 10-4, tied with Arizona for lead in the NFC West Division with three games to go, while the Eagles improved to 7-7, tied with Minnesota and New Orleans for the last place in the NFC playoffs.
The Rams and Washington have battled major outbreaks of Covid-19, but Los Angeles has weathered the setback.
“Proud of the way we have faced adversity,” said Stafford. “I have a lot of confidence in our guys who were still available. The guys we asked to step up and play big roles did a great job.”
Stafford completed 21 of 29 passes for 244 yards while Kupp caught nine for 136 yards, including 6 and 29 yard touchdowns after the Seahawks took a 10-3 lead.
“He’s having a fantastic season,” Stafford said of Kupp. “He’s a huge part of what we do as a team. I’m just happy to have the chance to play with a guy like that. We’re just proud of him.”
After the Rams and Seahawks traded baskets in the first half, Seattle’s Deejay Dallas hit a 4-yard touchdown before Stafford lifted the Rams.
“Each week writes a chapter in the book,” said Rams coach Sean McVay. “And these guys are writing something special right now.”
” To fight “
In cold rain in Philadelphia, Washington quarterback Garrett Gilbert signed the New England practice team last week, made his second NFL start with Taylor Heinicke and replacement Kyle Allen among the 22 players left out of Covid-19 security protocols.
An interception from Landon Collins gave Antonio Gibson a one-yard touchdown and a fumble recovery from Montez Sweat saw Brian Johnson score 22 yards to give Washington a 10-0 lead after the first. quarter.
“We were fighting on our own,” Sanders said. “We just had to get back from this.”
The Eagles responded on Jake Elliott’s 20-yard basket and Hurts added a 1-yard touchdown dive with 1:29 remaining in the second quarter as Philadelphia tied 10-10 at halftime.
Hurts scored on another one-yard run at 2:34 of the second half and Elliott scored 20-10 from a 37-yard basket.
Gilbert responded by running Washington for 69 yards in seven games with Jaret Patterson’s 1-yard run capping the touchdown, but Hurts connected with Greg Ward on a 19-yard touchdown pass and Philadelphia forced a Washington turnaround on the trials to seal victory.
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