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Jalen Hurts narrowly dodges collapsing wall of Eagles fans

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Jalen Hurts had a solid day in Philadelphia's 20-16 road win over Washington, but his most impressive dodge came after the game. 

Many of the throngs of Eagles fans in attendance at FedEx Field leaned over a thin aluminum railing as Hurts approached a tunnel. Just before he went beneath the stadium, the railing gave way, spilling about half a dozen Eagles faithful at Hurts' feet. 

Jan 2, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Fans fall from the stands after a railing gives way as Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field after the Eagles' game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 2, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Fans fall from the stands after a railing gives way as Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field after the Eagles' game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Hurts was a good sport about it, posing for selfies with some of the fans who suddenly found themselves on his level. In his postgame news conference, Hurts called the collapse a "real dangerous situation." According to the AP's Stephen Whyno, an AP photo runner was injured in the collapse. No further information is available. 

This ought to be a topic of conversation at FedEx Field on Monday morning. Not like there's much football left to discuss there. 

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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter at @jaybusbee or contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com.

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