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OCT 22, 8:20 PM Giants at Philadelphia
Game 7
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Giants lose to the Eagles 22-21

"I 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."

"Tonight 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 plays later.
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.
The 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

Play: Logan Carson Wentz 1 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards, 6:15
Eagles 7-0

Play: Golden Tate 39 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 1 play, 39 yards, 0:07
Tied 7-7

Second Quarter

Play: Jake Elliott 31 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 57 yards, 5:45
Eagles 10-7

Third Quarter

Play: Wayne Gallman 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 88 yards, 2:06
Giants 14-10

Fourth Quarter

Play: Sterling Shepard 2 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 15 plays, 97 yards, 7:50
Giants 21-10

Play: Greg Ward 3 Yd pass from Carson Wentz (Carson Wentz Run for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 4 plays, 78 yards, 1:39
Giants 21-16

Play: Boston Scott 18 Yd pass from Carson Wentz (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 6 plays, 71 yards, 1:22
Eagles 22-21


Giants took their 8th consecutive loss to the Eagles and 7th defeat in a row in Philadelphia.

Daniel Jones has thrown 2 touchdowns against Philadelphia for the fourth time in his career.

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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