8:20 PM Giants at Philadelphia
lose to the Eagles 22-21
didn't like seeing the Eagles score a touchdown and go up 7-0 on their very first
drive. They had to make a 4th-and-1 to do it, so the Giants had a chance to stop
them. Just before the first quarter ended, Daniel Jones evened the score with
a touchdown pass to Golden Tate. Philadelphia added a field goal in the second
quarter, followed by back to back interceptions by both teams. Neither resulted
in points being scored.
Right near the end of the half, Devonta Freeman fumbled
the ball, but the Eagles missed on their short 29-yard field goal. The Giants
were lucky that their two turnovers didn't hurt them and they were down only 10-7
going into the third quarter. On the Giants third drive they were starting at
their own 12-yard line. Suddenly I saw someone streaking down the field. Who is
that I thought?
It turned out to be Jones running faster than any player on
the field, and then even himself as it turned out. Jones tripped himself up after
a long 80-yard run or he would have had a touchdown. The Giants scored a few plays
later on a one-yard run by Wayne Gallman to take the lead by four points.
Two Philadelphia drives later, Carson Wentz completed a long 40 yard pass, and
had a first down at the Giants 9-yard line. That became a 4th-and-3, and head
coach Doug Pederson decided to go for it. The Giants defense held, but now the
offense was stuck at the 3-yard line to start off this drive.
Well, they were
up to the task, and after getting past one short third down play, the next was
way downfield, a 3rd-and-9 at the Eagles 12-yard line. Thankfully, Sterling Shepard
was available for this game. Shepard had already had a 29 yard pass completion
in the second quarter, and he came up with a 9 yard pass completion to get the
first down. The Giants were facing 3rd-and-goal when Shepard came through again,
catching the touchdown pass.
Now with the Giants leading 21-10 with the fourth
quarter more than half over, things were looking real good. That's when the Giants
defense forgot how to play. They let the Eagles score two touchdowns. I
can't believe we were up by eleven points halfway into the fourth quarter and
lost this game. I can't say I expected to see the Giants win two straight games
the way they've been playing, so I wasn't totally disappointed except really,
for the way they lost this one. This was just too much."
the Giants had a win in their grasp and let it get away. It would have put them
back in the division race, a half-game behind the Cowboys in the NFC East for
whatever that's worth. It is the least respected division in the league, but it's
still why they play football. Daniel Jones was under constant pressure in this
game, and he might as well get used to that continuing. The first half ended with
Jones completing 7 of 12 passes for 102 yards, one touchdown and one interception
and he was sacked once.
Up to that point the Giants ground game had produced
no first downs, included one turnover fumble, and totaled just 31 yards on 7 carries,
counting in Jones' 3 carries for 12 of those yards. The Eagles meanwhile had controlled
the ball for over 20 minutes, and had made 15 first down plays to the Giants 5.
Carson Wentz had thrown twice as many passes as Jones, had twice the completions,
and his ground game was also twice the Giants in both carries and yards. The Giants
were lucky to be down just 10-7 at the half the way they had been playing.
Midway into the third quarter Jones decided to take matters into his own hands.
We mean that just as it sounds. He took off , and his 80-yard run had the team
at the Eagles 8-yard line. Wayne Gallman ran the ball in for a touchdown four
Then in the fourth quarter, it was mostly all on Jones again,
starting out from the Giants 3-yard line. The drive included one 19 yard run by
Dion Lewis, but 5 others by Lewis, Gallman, and Engram resulted in 3 yards and
one first down. Jones did the rest with his arm, completing the drive with a 2
yard pass to Sterling Shepard, giving the Giants a commanding 21-10 lead over
the Eagles with just over six minutes left.
Eagles used the time well. Their next two drives totaled only three minutes of
playing time, and each one resulted in a touchdown. They had to overcome just
one third down play during that time. The Giants helped, committing 4 penalties
during that short stretch of time. They had only 3 up to that point. Sandwiched
in there, was one short Giants drive that ended when Engram dropped a perfectly
thrown third down pass.
So, after the Eagles touchdown with 40 seconds left
to play and with no timeouts, Jones tried to once again make something happen.
What Jones got was a sack fumble two plays later. The Eagles stripped the ball
from him as he scrambled, looking downfield to complete a pass for a last chance
field goal. All Jones got was another
fumble to add to his ever growing list of turnovers.
Once again the Giants
showed some spark, and then fell short on performance and points. This being a
Thursday game, they have more time to study up before they play again on a Monday
night. They should use that time wisely before they greet Tom Brady and the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium."
| First Quarter
Logan Carson Wentz 1 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards,
Golden Tate 39 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 1
play, 39 yards, 0:07
| Second Quarter |
- FIELD GOAL
Jake Elliott 31 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 57 yards, 5:45
Third Quarter |
Wayne Gallman 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 88 yards, 2:06
Fourth Quarter |
Sterling Shepard 2 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
15 plays, 97 yards, 7:50
Greg Ward 3 Yd pass from Carson Wentz (Carson Wentz Run for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 4 plays, 78 yards, 1:39
Boston Scott 18 Yd pass from Carson Wentz (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 6 plays, 71 yards, 1:22
Giants took their 8th consecutive loss
to the Eagles and 7th defeat in a row in Philadelphia.
Jones has thrown 2 touchdowns against Philadelphia for the fourth time in his
Daniel Jones leads the
Giants with 296 rushing yards on 31 carries.
Giants had 325 total yards, 160 rushing - both season highs.
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