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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts finger injury, WR A.J. Brown knee rule out

Jalen Hurts injured, Philadelphia Eagles struggle in regular-season finale, lose to New York Giants, missing key players and losing playoff chance.

The Philadelphia Eagles experienced a tough game against the New York Giants, with star quarterback Jalen Hurts being pulled from the game late in the second quarter. Hurts suffered an injury to the middle finger on his throwing hand early in the second quarter, further adding to the Eagles' woes in their regular-season finale.

The injury occurred when New York's Bobby Okereke hit Hurts' throwing hand after he released the ball. Despite staying in the game, Hurts struggled to make an impact, and the Giants extended their lead to 24-0. Hurts was eventually intercepted by New York's Xavier McKinney, leading to Marcus Mariota taking over as quarterback for the Eagles.

In addition to Hurts' injury, the Eagles also lost veteran offensive linemen Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson. Hurts finished the game with just 7-of-16 passing for 55 yards and one interception, highlighting the challenges the team faced.

The Eagles also suffered other injuries, with top wide receiver A.J. Brown leaving the game due to a right knee injury in the first quarter. This added to the team's woes, as they were already missing key players such as safety Reed Blankenship, guard Cam Jurgens, wideout DeVonta Smith, and running back D'Andre Swift.

The loss against the Giants meant that the Eagles would not win the NFC East and would instead enter the playoffs as a wild-card team. This would lead to a road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the following week.

Overall, the game was a challenging one for the Eagles, with injuries and turnovers impacting their performance. Despite the setbacks, the team will need to regroup and prepare for the playoffs, aiming to overcome the obstacles they faced in their final regular-season game.

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