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Nov 28, 1:00 PM Eagles at Giants
Game 11
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Giants win over the Eagles 13-7

"I was really looking forward to 'Michael Strahan Day', and a win from the Giants over the Eagles - and it happened. The Giants went 3-and-out at the start, but the next time they had the ball, they worked their way down to the Eagles 17 yard line before Graham Gano kicked a 35 yard field goal. Next the Giants defense killed the Eagles chance to score when Darnay Holmes intercepted a Jalen Hurts pass at the Giants 5-yard line.
Daniel Jones moved the Giants down to the Eagles 33 yard line, but Gano's long 51 yard field goal attempt was wide right. Near the end of the half, the defense came up big once again, when Tae Crowder intercepted another Hurts pass, this time in the endzone. Crowder did his part to show this defense was all about honoring Strahan for his well deserved Giants career, and all his achievements at the halftime celebration.
The defense was playing lights out this game, and the third quarter started off with them stopping the Eagles 4th-and-2 attempt at the Giants 40-yard line. That led to the Giants scoring a touchdown when Jones hit tight end Chris Myarick with a 1 yard pass, to put the Giants up 10-0. I couldn't believe it when the Eagles were back on the field for just one play before Xavier McKinney did his part, intercepting Hurts once again.
The Giants defense couldn't do much better than holding the Eagles scoreless more than halfway into the third quarter of this game. The offense on the other hand, after being gifted with the ball close to midfield, actually lost 14 yards on their 3-and-out. Tiring from throwing interceptions, Hurts mostly used his feet on the Eagles next drive. After throwing one incomplete pass, Hurts and his two running backs ran the ball nine straight times for 66 yards, until they ended up in the endzone for their first score of the game just as the fourth quarter started.
I was hoping Jones and his group would get something going for the defense to catch a break, but at least on this 3-and-out they didn't lose ground. They gained 1 yard before the punt. The Eagles started off on the ground, but then Hurts first pass was incomplete, his next was a six yard completion, and then he was sacked and they had to punt. The Giants were stuck at their 9-yard line, but showed some life when Jones hit Kenny Golladay with two straight passes that each went 18 yards, and then got down to the Eagles 21-yard line, where Gano kicked a 39 yard field goal to put the Giants up 13-7.
It was a slim lead with less than three minutes left, and when Dexter Lawrence forced Boston Scott to fumble about a minute or so later, things were looking pretty good with not much time left to play. The Giants went 3-out while the Eagles burned their timeouts, and our defense took to the field once again. Hurts started at his own 41-yard line needing a touchdown to win, and got his team down to the Giants 27-yard line, where our defense stopped him cold.
After Hurts spiked the ball to stop the clock, his next three passes were all incompletions. The Giants ended up with a win, mostly thanks to their defensive efforts. Maybe they should invite Strahan to come over more often to our games. Who knows?"

"The Eagles were about to start their 'stretch of 5 easy games', but ran into the Giants defense first. Those upcoming four teams should look and learn from what you saw today. The Giants defense limited Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts to just 14 completions, and he was intercepted three times. Though Hurts was able to complete less than half his throws, he was still able to run the ball for 77 yards on 8 carries, and he combined with running backs Boston Scott and Miles Sanders for a total of 205 yards
The Giants couldn't slow down the Eagles on the ground, but they did manage one more key turnover when they forced a fumble near the end of the game. The Giants defense held the Eagles to just 7 points, which was their lowest total points in any one game this season.
On offense, Daniel Jones completed 19 of 30 passes, with one going for a touchdown. Their only one of the game was a one yard pass to tight end Chris Myarick, who was signed from the practice squad this week. Kenny Golladay was able to pull in just 3 of the 7 passes thrown his way, though he was the leading receiver with 50 yards. Darius Slayton caught 3 out of 4 for 40 yards. Evan Engram was next with 37 yards on 3 catches on 6 attempts.
Saquon Barkley was in his second game back from an ankle injury, and he had one long 32 yard run in the second quarter. Whatever excitement and hope that generated, was soon gone. Barkley's next two carries lost yardage, and despite that one run, Barkley totaled 31 yards on 6 carries at the end of the half. By the end of the game, Barkley and Devontae Booker had combined for just 50 yards on 16 carries. Jones on his own had 30 yards on 9 carries.
Admittedly the Giants run blocking wasn't the best, and though the Eagles were held to just one sack on Jones, he had to get rid of the ball quickly in this game. It was a short week for the Giants following their Monday night loss at Tampa Bay. The offense also had to get used to Freddie Kitchens calling plays as he stepped in for Jason Garrett, who was abruptly dismissed. There wasn't much time for Kitchens to implement many changes, except there seemed to be an emphasis on getting the ball to Golladay. He and Engram were the most targeted receivers, but their connection with Jones didn't work out in this game.
Maybe with more time to prepare, things will work out better, because scoring just 13 points isn't going to win many games. The Giants have the resurgent Dolphins, the Chargers, and Cowboys coming up before they face the Eagles again, this time in Philadelphia. Those won't be easy games, and you can't count on Hurts throwing three interceptions again. He's played much better than that over the season. Even with that, today
the Eagles could have won this game on their final drive, except for a fumble. Each running back, Scott and Sanders has fumbled the ball now, just once all season."

First Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 35 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 47 yards, 5:23
Giants 3-0

Second Quarter


Third Quarter

Play: Chris Myarick 1 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 59 yards, 5:58
Giants 10-0

Fourth Quarter

Play: Boston Scott 1 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 66 yards, 4:38
Giants 10-7
Play: Graham Gano 39 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 70 yards, 7:22
Giants 13-7

Giants scored their only touchdown in the game on a one yard pass to tight end Chris Myarick.

Giants tight end Chris Myarick had his first career reception.

Giants defense held the Eagles to just 7 points, their lowest total in any game this season.
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