Eagles vs. Texans live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ game

By | November 3, 2022

We are eight weeks into the 2022 NFL season, and the Eagles still have yet to lose their first game. Just as we all expected. 

Philly’s incredible start has taken a lot of experts by surprise, and they’ll look to stay undefeated in primetime this week as they take on the Texans on “Thursday Night Football.”

Jalen Hurts has worked his way firmly into the MVP discussion thanks to 16 total touchdowns and just two interceptions through the first eight weeks. His favorite target, A.J. Brown, has also been stellar, averaging more than 94 receiving yards per game and racking up five TDs so far. They’ll look to keep it going tonight against the struggling Texans.

Lovie Smith’s first season as Houston head coach has been a disappointment, with the team currently sitting at 1-5-1. Last time out against the Titans, the Texans were ripped apart by Derrick Henry to the tune of 219 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It ended in a 17-10 loss.

“When you have disappointment like that, the good part is that you get to play a game sooner than normal,” Smith told reporters, “so this Thursday game can be a blessing in disguise a little bit.” 

MORE: NFC Standings, playoff picture heading into Week 9

The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Eagles vs. Texans on “Thursday Night Football.” Follow along for all the key moments from the Week 9 matchup.

Eagles vs. Texans score

  Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4 
Eagles 7 7 7 8
Texans 7 7 3 0

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Eagles vs. Texans live updates, highlights from Thursday Night Football

(All times Eastern.)

10:58 p.m. INTERCEPTION — That’s a back-breaking turnover by Mills, and in all likelihood it will put this game to bed. Not sure if there was a miscommunication on the route, but that throw was just nowhere near where it needed to be. It went right into the hands of James Bradberry. 

10:56 p.m. — It momentarily looked like Philly forced a 4th down, but a defensive pass interference penalty bails out the Texans and moves them down to the Eagles’ 15-yard line.  

10:54 p.m. — On the second play of the drive, Mills hits a wide open Dorsett for a big gain of 27 yards. Dorsett took a big hit after making the grab, but he was able to hang on somehow.

10:50 p.m. — The Texans still have life, for now. They force a three-and-out after sacking Hurts on 2nd down. Mills and his offense will get the ball back at around their own 40-yard line with 6 minutes left on the clock.

10:46 p.m. — On 3rd and 10, the Eagles bury Mills for a sack. Punt upcoming for the Texans. That might just about do it in this game. 

10:45 p.m. — Mills goes deep right for tight end Brevin Jordan, who appears to make a great catch for a gain of about 20. But Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni challenged the play, saying he was out of bounds. And he was right. Jordan’s foot just caught the sideline and this will be incomplete.

10:43 p.m. — Mills takes the field, and on the second play of the drive he gets helped out by a roughing the passer penalty on Philly’s Javon Hargrave. That’s a free 15 yards, and two plays later Mills scrambles up the middle for another first down.

10:37 p.m. — The Texans were hanging with Philly up until midway through the third quarter, but that last drive by Hurts and his offense was ruthlessly efficient. Houston really needs a score now to stay in it. 

Eagles 29, Texans 17

10:32 p.m. — After an offsides penalty on the extra point attempt, Philly elects to go for two from the 1-yard line. Hurts plows up the middle and the try is successful.

10:29 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Hurts goes to Goedert for the FIFTH time this drive, and this one is a touchdown! That was a huge score to put some daylight between the Eagles and their opponents. 

10:28 p.m. — The Texans have no answer for Hurts and Co. at the moment. The Eagles continue to push relentlessly up the field, and they’re inside the 10-yard line now after a 12-yard run by Sanders. 

10:24 p.m. — The final frame starts with Hurts finding Goedert for a gain of 17 yards to move into Houston territory. Philly’s offense has started to really find its groove.

End of third quarter: Eagles 21, Texans 17

10:20 p.m. FIELD GOAL — Fairbairn connects from close range to cut the Eagles’ lead to just 4 points. 

10:18 p.m. — A promising drive stalls out inside the red zone after a Mills incompletion on 3rd and 9. Ka’imi Fairbairn will come on for a short field goal try.

10:15 p.m. — “You don’t teach an ox how to pull a wagon” — Dameon Pierce tonight, according to Amazon Prime Video’s sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung. Great quote, and he’s backed it up with a few more big runs on this drive. 

10:13 p.m. — How about Chris Moore tonight? The unheralded receiver just made another catch for a gain of 25 yards. He’s turned some heads, especially after his great catch for a touchdown earlier. 

Eagles 21, Texans 14

10:08 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Just like that, Philly retakes the lead! And who else? A.J. Brown somehow gets left wide open in the end zone, and Hurts finds him for the go-ahead touchdown. 

10:05 p.m. INTERCEPTION — Huge mistake by Mills! On 3rd and 6, he makes a terrible throw behind his intended target and C.J. Gardner-Johnson makes a diving catch to pick it off! Gardner-Johnson now leads the NFL with 5 interceptions on the season. The Eagles get the ball back with fantastic field position in the red zone!

10:03 p.m. — He did indeed come up short, and the call has been reversed. A Texans defender touched him and his knee grazed the turf a couple of yards behind the line of scrimmage. That brings up another 4th down and yet another punt. 

10:00 p.m. — Sanders gets the ball on three straight handoffs, and at first it looked like he picked up a first down with a gain of a couple yards on 3rd and inches. However, Lovie Smith is going to challenge this play. It looked like his knee may have touched the ground short of where he was spotted.

9:54 p.m. — The offense can’t take advantage. A holding penalty on 1st down pushes it back 10 yards, and a few plays later the Texans will have to punt after coming up well short on 3rd and 22.

9:48 p.m. START OF SECOND HALF — GREAT start to the half for Houston’s defense. Veteran Jerry Hughes gets two sacks in the first three plays from scrimmage to force a punt! 

9:45 p.m. — Safe to say this would be one of the biggest NFL upsets in recent memory if the Texans can pull this one off. The Eagles will get the ball to start the second half. 

End of first half: Eagles 14, Texans 14

9:33 p.m. — The kick is NO GOOD. To the surprise of many, we have a tie ball game at halftime between Houston and Philly. 

9:31 p.m. — The Eagles get the ball back with about 30 seconds left in the half. After a few short gains, Hurts finds Goedert for a pickup of 21 to move it into Houston territory. On the next play, Hurts scrambles to move it down to the Texans’ 36-yard line. Jake Elliot will have a chance to give Philly the lead heading into halftime.

Eagles 14, Texans 14

9:26 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — There it is! After review, they rule it IS a touchdown, and Houston has tied this game back up!

9:24 p.m. — The Texans have a touchdown! Or do they? Mills threw a strike to Chris Moore in the corner of the end zone and it looked like the receiver made a great play to catch it in bounds and hang on. However, the officials have called it incomplete. The play is under review.

9:20 p.m. TWO-MINUTE WARNING — Pierce takes off down the right sideline, stiff-arming his way down to the Eagles’ 26-yard line for a gain of 36! This rookie can flat out play. 

9:17 p.m. — Pierce plows forward on two straight plays to get close to the first down marker. Philly’s Fletcher Cox was shaken up on that last play, but he was able to get to the sideline under his own power and looks alright. 

Eagles 14, Texans 7

9:10 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Kenneth Gainwell goes up the middle, lowers his shoulder and bulldozes his way over the goal line to give Philly its first lead of the night!

9:08 p.m. — The Eagles convert a short 3rd down via a Hurts quarterback snack. Two plays later, they have it inside the Houston 5-yard line after another solid run by Sanders.

9:03 p.m. — The ball is back in the Eagles’ hands, and immediately Sanders rips off two big runs to move into Houston territory. Philly’s offensive line opened up a huge hole on that last play. Even I could probably have run for a first down there. 

9:00 p.m. — Mills picks up 14 yards with a throw to O.J. Howard on 1st down. But after that, the drive stalls out. After an incompletion and a very short run by Pierce, Mills gets sacked on 3rd and 9 to bring out the punting unit.

8:57 p.m. FUMBLE — Steven Nelson goes flying unblocked around the left edge, and his sack on Hurts forces a fumble! That’s a very important turnover for this Houston defense!

8:55 p.m. — Huge start to the drive for the Eagles! First, Hurts passes short middle to Brown, who scurries ahead for a big gain of 31 yards. On the next play, Hurts completes it to DeVonta Smith for 22 more yards. In the blink of an eye, Philly has it on the brink of the red zone.

8:50 p.m. — A costly false start on Laremy Tunsil turns a 3rd and 6 into a 3rd and 11. Mills scrambles and picks up about 8 yards but can’t quite make the line to gain. That’ll force the first punt of the night.

8:47 p.m. END OF THE FIRST QUARTER — The Texans go back to Pierce on two straight plays to start the drive, and he picks up enough for a first down. That’s the end of the quarter.

Texans 7, Eagles 7

8:39 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Hurts hands off to Sanders, who lowers his shoulder and surges into the end zone! That caps off an 18-play, 91-yard drive for the Eagles! This has been an entertaining game so far with the first quarter winding down. 

8:38 p.m. — Desmond King sacks Hurts on 1st and goal, then Kenneth Gainwell makes a short catch to get down to around the 2-yard line. On 3rd down, Miles Sanders runs left but gets virtually nothing. It’s 4th and goal, and the Eagles are going to go for this. 

8:36 p.m. — It’s 3rd and 8 again, but for the third time this drive Hurts converts — this time with a completion to Dallas Goedert. First and goal, Philly.

8:35 p.m. — Hurts goes over the middle to tight end Jack Stoll for a 13 yard gain, and the Eagles have worked their way into the red zone. 

8:33 p.m. — Two plays later, it’s right back to 3rd and 8 for Philly. This time Hurts finds A.J. Brown, who picks up 9 more yards to keep the drive alive. 

8:30 p.m. — With the Eagles facing 3rd and 6, Hurts rolls right and fires downfield to Quez Watkins for a nice gain of 23. 

8:28 p.m. — Hurts goes to work for the first time tonight, and he gets some help after Houston’s Jalen Pitre gets called for an early pass interference penalty. 

Texans 7, Eagles 0

8:22 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Wow, what a drive! On 2nd and goal, Mills tosses to rookie tight end Teagan Quitoriano, who hangs on with two defenders fighting for the ball all the way to the ground! Great catch, and the Texans have a surprising early lead!

8:21 p.m. — BIG play! Mills goes deep left to Phillip Dorsett, who adjusts mid-air to make a great back shoulder catch for a big gain! The Texans are in the red zone.

8:20 p.m. — On 3rd and 5, Mills finds Rex Burkhead to his right, who powers ahead to move the sticks. This is a solid opening drive for Houston.

8:19 p.m. — Rookie running back Dameon Pierce is off to a good start, ripping off an 11 yard run on the first play from scrimmage, then powering for 5 more a couple plays later for another first down.

8:17 p.m. — We’re all set for kickoff in Houston. Davis Mills and the Texans will receive the ball first. 

8:14 p.m. — Tonight is something a homecoming for Hurts, who was born in Houston and grew up in nearby Channelview, TX. 

8:10 p.m. — Jalen Hurts is having the best season of his young career in 2022. He’ll look to keep it going tonight against a porous Houston defense.

8:07 p.m. — The Texans are breaking out their color rush red jerseys tonight.

7:29 p.m. — It’s a big sports night in Houston and Philly. Not only are the Texans and Eagles facing off, but the Astros and Phillies are playing in Game 5 of the World Series. We’ve got a live blog going for that game too! 

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Nov. 3, 2022
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET (7:15 p.m. CT)

The Eagles and Texans will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET (7:15 p.m. CT) from NRG Stadium in Houston.

What channel is Eagles vs. Texans on today?

  • TV channel (Philadelphia): WPHL 17
  • TV channel (Houston): KTXH, My 20
  • Live stream: Amazon Prime Video (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada)

Like all “Thursday Night Football” games this season, Eagles vs. Texans will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. Al Michaels (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color analyst) and Kaylee Hartung (sideline reporter) will be on the call from Houston. 

The game will also be available to watch on traditional over-the-air TV channels in Philadelphia (WPHL) and Houston (KTXH). 

Those watching from Canada can use DAZN, which features every NFL game