Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is bringing his team closer in the second half of Monday night's meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs

After being sacked five times in the first half and failing to get much of anything going downfield, Hurts brought the Eagles within one score on a 10-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter.

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Hurts shed his knee sleeve earlier in the week, and clearly didn't look bothered on the touchdown run, which marked his eighth rushing score of the season. He's been hobbled a bit by the bone bruise in his knee, but hasn't missed a game because of it.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

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“I was not,” was what Hurts said when asked if he was wearing his knee sleeve.

“I think it is a sign of progress. Like I said, the bye week came at a great time. We all took advantage of that or tried to take advantage of that time, and everything is trending forward. ... The bye couldn’t have come at a better time, and I think a lot of guys on the team took advantage of that time to refresh and get ready for this second half of the year, so I think it’s been good for us all,” said Hurts.

Hurts now has four rushing touchdowns in the last seven quarters against the Chiefs dating back to February's 38-35 Super Bowl loss. He'll need to lead the offense to another score in the fourth quarter in order to top Kansas City and move the Eagles to 9-1.

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