Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles almost crushed Jalen Hurts as they fell onto the field after a railing in the corner of FedEx Field gave way. Hurts was just closed to being crushed by the falling fans. Fortunately, that never happened. He even had to help some of the fans get up on their feet.
Jalen Hurts scrambled out of trouble to avoid a handful of sacks and ran the ball when needed with Miles Sanders out, but his most evasive maneuver came after Philadelphia’s game at Washington was over.
Hurts ran six times for 45 yards and narrowly escaped a railing collapse walking to the tunnel after the Eagles held on to win 20-16 Sunday and put themselves on the verge of clinching a playoff spot.
Fans waiting for Hurts fell onto the field after a railing in the corner of FedEx Field gave way. ‘It´s crazy,’ Hurts said. ‘It´s crazy stuff right there. That was a real dangerous situation.’
Hurts helped some fans to their feet and expressed relief that most of those involved appeared to be OK. While there was at least one on-field injury, the second-year quarterback came away unscathed to await other results around the league that could wrap up an NFC wild-card spot for Philadelphia, which has won seven of nine games since starting 2-5.
‘Jalen was awesome today,’ coach Nick Sirianni said. ‘We all know he´s dealing with an ankle injury and fighting through it. He´s tough. This guy is so tough.’
FedEx Field has been falling apart for years. Their pipes have burst multiple times this season. An awning fell on some fans as well this year.
There is no way this stadium is up to code. They will have to do some real work in the offseason because someone dies or is seriously injured.
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