Jalen Hurts entered the day as the favorite to win the NFL MVP award, and he did nothing but seriously help his case on Sunday.
With his three rushing touchdowns, Hurts carried the now 13-1 Philadelphia Eagles to a 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears.
Hurts’ threw two interceptions in the first 25 minutes of the game, but then he turned it up plenty of notches, quickly returning to his could-be MVP form.
On a 3rd and 8 from Chicago’s 22-yard-line, Hurts took a QB draw up the middle untouched all the way to the end zone that gave the Eagles a 10-6 lead that they would not relinquish.
Hurts then opened up the second half with a 1-yard score to put Philly up by 11.
The next few Eagles’ drives weren’t pretty though — Miles Sanders lost a fumble, the Eagles punted, they turned the ball over on downs and missed a field goal, all while allowing a touchdown in the process.
But with 4:20 left, Hurts put the icing on the cake with his hat trick, finding the end zone from a yard out for the second time.
The Bears did come within five points with 2:43 to go, but on 3rd-and-6 after the two-minute warning, Hurts found A.J. Brown for the game-ending first down.
Justin Fields entered the history books as the third quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, but his valiant effort was not enough for the Bears.
Not only did Hurts get the scoring done with his legs, but he also threw for 315 yards on 22-for-37 passing. Brown caught nine passes for 181 yards while DeVonta Smith had 121 receiving yards on five receptions.
The Eagles will clinch the NFC East and the No. 1 seed in the conference with a win over the Dallas Cowboys on Christmas Eve.
The Bears moved to 3-11 and will host the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.