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Nov 15, 1:00 PM Philadelphia at Giants
Game 10
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Giants win over Philadelphia 27-17

"I didn't know what to expect from the Giants today. I was happy they were coming off their second win of the season, but that win didn't have the same impact as beating a team other than Washington for the second time. I figured Philadelphia would be tough to handle since they were coming off their bye week with more healthy players, and had just won in their last two games.
I was encouraged to see the Giants start off with a touchdown on their opening drive, and the defense held the Eagles to a field goal on theirs. The Giants next drive ended a few seconds into the second quarter when Wayne Gallman ran the ball 2 yards for a touchdown. After that, the teams drives ended with punts until time ran out on the half, leaving the Giants up 14-3.
This was all much better than I was expecting. Daniel Jones was connecting with his receivers, and even though they batted some balls into the air, there were no turnovers. Running backs Gallman and Alfred Morris were keeping the ball moving, and I should have mentioned that Jones scored the first touchdown with his 34 yard run into the endzone.
The Eagles had the ball to start the second half, and on their fifth play, Boston Scott broke free for a 56 yard touchdown. After the two point conversion worked, the Giants lead was cut to 3 points. I was thinking 'same old second half Giants', but they surprised me. Jones completed back to back deep passes to Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate, and Gallman carried the ball three times, breaking into the endzone for his second touchdown of the day. They weren't playing like the same old Giants today.
Even though the defense gave up a touchdown on the next drive, they stopped the two point conversion, so the score was 21-17. The teams exchanged punts a few times into the fourth quarter, with the Giants getting better field position each time. Starting at the Eagles 41-yard line, they got to the 17, where Graham Gano kicked a 35 yard field goal.
With five minutes left, the Eagles got down to a 4th-and-10 on the Giants 36 yard line, and decided to go for it instead of trying for a field goal. Carson Wentz threw a pass to Jalen Reagor, but James Bradberry wouldn't let that happen. The Eagles were really stuck now, especially when Jones completed a pass to Darius Slayton for 40 yards. By the time Gano kicked a 44 yard field goal, they were out of timeouts and down by 10 points.
Wentz completed one first down pass, but the next two were incomplete before he was sacked. His next pass on a 4th-and16 was complete, but went for only 11 yards. The Giants had about two minutes to kill, and helped along by an unnecessary roughness call on Philadelphia, they ended the game with a 27-17 win. I know it sounds stupid to say I was feeling great with the Giants having just 3 wins going into a bye week after ten games, but they now have as many wins as Philadelphia who leads this crazy division. Two games in a row, the Giants hung in again. They need to keep doing it."

"The Giants have been playing better game by game over the past few weeks. Instead of coming close to winning, they are winning. Daniel Jones was 13 of 17 in the first half. Every receiver he targeted he hit with the exception of Wayne Gallman on one pass. By the end of the game, the 8 players Jones targeted had at least one catch, including Gallman. Jones finished up completing 21 of 28 passes with no interceptions. The thing he forgot to do in this game was throw a touchdown pass. Jones lost one of his opportunities, cutting one drive short by running for a 34 yard touchdown.
That helped Jones to lead the Giants in the overall running game with 64 yards on 9 carries. Not to be outdone, Gallman had two rushing touchdowns. He ran for 53 yards on 18 carries, and Alfred Morris had 8 carries for 34 yards. The ground game totaled 151 yards, so now the Giants have had their fifth consecutive game with more than 100 yards. Overall Jones is playing smart. That's definitely showing up in the win column over the last two games where he's had no turnovers.
The defense limited Philadelphia to just 3 points and 135 total yards in the first half. They held tight on all five of the Eagles 3rd-down attempts, and allowed one 4th-and-1 conversion. They continued on that path in the second half. Overall the Giants held Philadelphia to no 3rd-down conversions on nine attempts, and just the one successful first half 4th-down conversion of the total three they tried.
They sacked Carson Wentz three times, but didn't force any turnovers. Their biggest fault came in the third quarter, when they let Boston Scott score the Eagles first touchdown with a 56-yard run. Head coach Doug Pederson likes to go for two-point conversions, and he did so here. It worked to close the gap to three points. When he tried it the next time with the score at 21-17 it didn't work. Now Philadelphia couldn't tie the game with a field goal, and they needed to score a touchdown to win. After the Giants kicked another field goal in the fourth quarter to make it 24-17, the Eagles needed a touchdown just to tie the game.
That now forced Pederson's hand to have his team go for a 4th-and-10 at the Giants 36-yard line with five minutes left to play. Two field goals would no longer work to tie the score, and just as the defense held on his last two-point conversion, they stopped this fourth down attempt. The good field position and subsequent 40-yard Darius Slayton catch soon led to another Giants field goal to give them a ten point lead. There wasn't enough time for the Eagles to come back, and the Giants had a 27-17 win.
After ten hard fought football games, the Giants get to rest on their upcoming bye week. They actually now lead the NFC East in division game wins. They are 3-2 with one left to go against the Cowboys, in the last game of the season. Division tiebreakers first look at the teams head-to-head record, and then the best division record. Of course this assumes the teams have the same overall win-loss record for all their games, or there is no tie."

First Quarter

Play: Daniel Jones 34 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 85 yards, 3:49
Giants 7-0

Play: Jake Elliott 40 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 53 yards, 4:44
Giants 7-3

Second Quarter

Play: Wayne Gallman 2 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:30
Giants 14-3

Third Quarter

Play: Boston Scott 56 Yd Run (Miles Sanders Run for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 5 plays, 84 yards, 2:29
Giants 14-11

Play: Wayne Gallman 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:42
Giants 21-11

Play: Corey Clement 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:29
Giants 21-17

Fourth Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 35 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 24 yards, 3:17
Giants 24-17

Play: Graham Gano 44 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 38 yards, 1:46
Giants 27-17


Giants broke their 8 game losing streak with the Eagles.

Wayne Gallman has scored a touchdown in four consecutive games.

Graham Gano extended his streak to 20 consecutive field goals.
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