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Dec 11, 1:00 PM Eagles at Giants
Game 13
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Giants lose to the Eagles 48-22

"The Giants were heavy underdogs coming into this game, and that was to be expected with the Eagles having the best record in the league. There was still that one thought that the Eagles only loss of the season was to the Washington Commanders, a division team. The Giants had just played to a tie with the Commanders last week, so I was thinking maybe?
Those thoughts didn't last long as the game moved on. By the end of the second half the score was 24-7. The Giants had come back before in games, but they continued to play poorly and that second half score continued to grow. The Eagles started off the third quarter with a field goal, and the Giants showed some life, scoring a touchdown with an impressive drive. The Eagles came right back at them by scoring one of their own.
The Giants punted on their next turn, and the quarter ended with the Eagles up 34-14. The next time the Giants had the ball, they went for it on a fourth-and-five from their own 30 yard line, and Daniel Jones scrambled for six yards. With ten minutes left they got down to the Eagles 23 yard line, and a fourth and eight pass play failed. Four minutes later the Eagles scored another touchdown.
With the score at 41-14, the Giants subbed in backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor for Jones, and two plays later he was sacked and fumbled the ball over. The Eagles backup was now in as well, and he handed the ball off to running back Boston Scott four times until he scored a touchdown. Taylor did better next time out working against an Eagles defense that was anxious to see the final three minutes run off the clock.
Taylor ended the drive by throwing a 19 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Richie James. Taylor then completed a 2 point conversion pass to Isaiah Hodgins, who had caught Jones first touchdown pass in the second quarter. The final score was a lopsided 48-22.
The Giants fell behind from the start and it never got better. Not many expected to see the Giants win this game with the Eagles, but they didn't even come close to making it look like there was a chance."

"If the Giants wanted to win this one, they knew they would have to have Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley keep the Eagles off balance with a combined rushing attack they had been able to use earlier in the season. It's been missing for a while now, and the results haven't been good. Today the Giants offensive line was no match for the Eagles defense. Barkley started the Giants off with a 4 yard run. Then Jones hit Isaiah Hodgins with a pass that went for 14 yards and a first down.
The good times ended on the next play when Jones was sacked for a 7 yard loss, and sacked again two plays later to end the drive. Four of the Giants possessions before the half ended with punts. The one that didn't was a special teams gift to the offense after they blocked a punt that had Jones starting off at the Eagles 15-yard line. Three plays later Jones tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Hodgins.
The Eagles had scored on touchdowns on their first two possessions. Then keeping with the spirit of giving, the Giants special teams unit gifted the Eagles the ball at the Giants 33-yard line. Punter Jamie Gillan dropped a punt snap and kicked ball while it was on the ground, which was an illegal kick penalty. The Giants defense already had their hands full trying to stop the Eagles, and this time Jalen Hurts hit A.J. Brown with a touchdown pass on the first play of the drive. The Eagles later added a field goal, and the score was 24-7 at the half.
By the time the game was over, the Eagles had doubled their points to 48, and the Giants added two touchdowns and a two-point conversion to finish with 22. Both starting quarterbacks were pulled near the end. Jones had 1 passing and 1 rushing touchdown. The Eagles defense hit Jones with 4 sacks, and Tyrod Taylor took 3. Taylor in his limited time, threw 1 touchdown and actually finished as the leading rusher, carrying the ball twice for 40 yards.
Barkley, dealing with a neck issue, carried the ball only 9 times for 28 yards, and caught 2 passes for 20 yards. The Eagles defense kept Darius Slayton under wraps. He was targeted only 3 times and caught 2 for 42 yards. Richie James was the leading receiver catching 7 of 9 for 61 yards, and 1 touchdown. Hodgins 4 catches for 38 yards included 1 touchdown.
The Giants defense didn't play their best. They couldn't stop Miles Sanders who had 2 touchdowns, and ran on them for 144 yards of the 253 total rushing yards they gave up. They came up with 4 sacks on Hurts. Azeez Ojulari had another standout game since returning last week. Against the Washington Commanders, Ojulari had 1 sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Today he had 2 sacks, 2 quarterback hits and 2 tackles for loss.
The Giants are now tied with Washington, and have yet to win a division game. All the rest of them are on the road, and starting next week they play the Commanders on Sunday night. The results of that game could decide which team ends up with a Wild Card spot as the season winds down."

First Quarter

Play: Miles Sanders 3 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 14 plays, 84 yards, 8:05
Eagles 7-0

Second Quarter

Play: DeVonta Smith 41 Yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 91 yards, 4:55
Eagles 14-0
Play: A.J. Brown 33 Yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 1 play, 33 yards, 0:08
Eagles 21-0
Play: Isaiah Hodgins 2 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 15 yards, 1:18
Eagles 21-7
Play: Jake Elliott 29 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 24 yards, 2:03
Eagles 24-7

Third Quarter

Play: Jake Elliott 39 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 63 yards, 3:39
Eagles 27-7
Play: Daniel Jones 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:41
Eagles 27-14
Play: Jalen Hurts 10 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 63 yards, 3:59
Eagles 34-14

Fourth Quarter

Play: Miles Sanders 40 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 76 yards, 3:57
Eagles 41-14
Play: Boston Scott 3 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 23 yards, 2:21
Eagles 48-14
Play: Richie James 19 Yd pass from Tyrod Taylor (Pass to Isaiah Hodgins for Two-Points)
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yards, 2:30
Eagles 48-22

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