Eagles at Texans score: Live updates, game stats, highlights, analysis for ‘Thursday Night Football’

The Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans are tied at 14-14 through two quarters on “Thursday Night Football.”

Looking at their seasons so far, the matchup is uneven, with the undefeated Eagles the clear favorites over the 1-5-1 Texans, but that disparity did not translate in the first quarter, which ended with both teams sitting at 7 points. 

The Texans made a statement early, surprising many by scoring the first touchdown of the game. Quarterback Davis Mills guided his team down the field and the 75-yard drive was capped off by a Teagan Quitoriano 2-yard touchdown reception. 

The Eagles started deep in their own territory, but were able to drive 91 yards for a score, getting on the board thanks to a Miles Sanders 2-yard TD.

The Eagles had only turned the ball over twice this season ahead of this game, but the Texans defense got to quarterback Jalen Hurts with Steven Nelson forcing a fumble and Johnny Johnson recovering. The Texans were unable to capitalize on the turnover.

Philly bounced back offensively, taking their first lead on a 79-yard drive. Kenneth Gainwell punched it into the end zone from 4 yards out.

Just before the two-minute warning, Dameon Pierce took the ball 36 yards to give the Houston offense a spark. Pierce was a key offensive component and ended the half with 13 carries and 88 yards. Chris Moore caught a pass in the end zone that was initially ruled an incomplete pass on the field, but was later overturned to a score, tying up the game.

The Texans are protecting Mills well, which is making a huge difference in their typically struggling offense. The matchup against the Eagles defense is working for them so far. Houston is going into the half with confidence and in a position no one guessed they would be in.

Philadelphia ended the half with a missed 54-yard field goal.

Heading into the game, the Eagles had scored more points in the second quarter of games alone than the Texans had scored all season through all quarters, but this matchup was a different story.

All the real-time updates and analysis from this “Thursday Night Football” showdown can be found in the live blog below.

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