4:25 PM Eagles at Giants
win over the Eagles 27-10
Giants showed what the Eagles could expect to see in this game when Tyrod Taylor's
first pass was an 18-yard completion to Darius Slayton. On Taylor's next drive
he hit Wan'Dale Robinson with a pass that he took for 33 yards. Taylor kept things
going with completions to Slayton and Hodgins, and Saquon Barkley got into the
act with a 11-yard run. A sack on Taylor at the Eagles 8-yard line set things
back, and they had to settle for Mason Crosby kicking a 24 yard field goal.
Eagles were on the move on their turn until cornerback Nick McCloud forced a fumble
that Micah McFadden recovered. Surprisingly, Tommy DeVito was in for Taylor, and
he was immediately sacked. I wasn't happy to see DeVito limping after going 3-and-out.
The Eagles then showed no respect for the Giants defense, going for it on a 4th-and-3
from there own 48-yard line. That didn't work out for them, and the Giants made
them pay for it when Barkley completed this next drive with a 2-yard touchdown
run to put the Giants up 10-0.
was great to see the Giants defense bring it, and the Eagles went three-and-out,
thanks to a 14-yard sack on Jalen Hurts by safety Dane Belton. Even better, Taylor,
who was back in on their last touchdown drive, was throwing big passes again to
Robinson and Darren Waller. Once again Barkley scored a rushing touchdown to put
the Giants up 17-0. I can't image how the Eagles fans were feeling after their
team went three-and-out, and the Giants added another touchdown on just 4 plays!
The last two being a 46-yard pass to Barkley, and the next a pass to Slayton for
a 19-yard touchdown.
Safety Xavier McKinney intercepted Hurts on the Eagles
next drive. With a minute and a half left, Taylor tried two deep passes to Robinson
and Slayton, but failed to connect. Marcus Mariota came in for Hurts, and McKinney
intercepted the first pass he threw! At the Eagles 12-yard line, Taylor had a
chance to add another touchdown before the half ended. Taylor tried to force it
to Sterling Shepard in the end zone, but it was deflected by former Giants cornerback
James Bradberry, and intercepted. That was too bad, as Shepard looked to be playing
in his last game for the Giants.
The halftime score was 24-0, and it stayed
like that until the Eagles came up with a field goal near the end of the third
quarter. They scored a touchdown the next time they had the ball in the fourth
quarter, and it was good to see the Giants chew up a lot of time on their turn
and add a field goal to have the score at 27-10. Mariota was sacked two plays
later, and his fumble was recovered by Azeez Ojulari. At the two minute warning,
Crosby missed on a 45 yard field goal try, but the Eagles didn't get far, with
Mariota being sacked once again by Ojulari on the last play of the game. I
don't care about draft picks. The Giants gave me what I wanted to see today, a
win over the Eagles."
Giants gave the Philadelphia Eagles more than they could handle today. The Eagles
needed a win to have a shot at taking the division title on the chance that the
Cowboys would fall to the Commanders, playing in their game at this same time.
It would also bring them the number two seed in the playoffs, offering them some
home field advantages. To the surprise of many, the Eagles were down to the Giants
24-0 at the end of the half. Tyrod Taylor was getting the job done, completing
15 of his 20 passes for 229 yards and 1 touchdown. The offense kept the ball moving,
with 14 first downs, 9 passing, and 5 running. Saquon Barkley had 18 carries for
46 yards, and two rushing touchdowns.
The defense limited the Eagles to 4
rushing first downs, and none passing. Jalen Hurts had completed just 7 of his
16 passes for only 55 yards, took two sacks, and threw one interception. With
Hurts injuring a finger on his throwing hand, Marcus Mariota came in, threw an
interception on his first pass play, and was sacked on his next one. The Eagles
had started this game without DeVonta Smith, Darius Slay, D’Andre Swift, and Fletcher
Cox. Then with A.J. Brown injured in the first quarter, the playoffs coming next
week, and the score being what it was, Hurts was not put at risk in the second
The Giants did not have center John Michael Schmitz, cornerback Deonte
Banks, safety Jason Pinnock, and wide receiver Jalin Hyatt left the game in the
first half. Tight end Darren Waller and quarterback Tyrod Taylor were also injured,
but both returned in the second half. In the last two quarters, each team added
a field goal, and only one touchdown was scored. That was by the Eagles, when
Marcus Mariota completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Quez Watkins.
the defense came up with 5 sacks and four turnovers. There were two interceptions
by Xavier McKinney, and two forced fumbles, one by Nick McCloud, and another by
Jihad Ward. Taylor was sacked 5 times while completing 23 of his 32 passes for
297 yards, with one touchdown, and one interception. Taylor also rushed for 38
yards on eight carries.
Tommy DeVito came in for Taylor for three plays in
the first half, and one in the second. DeVito was sacked on his first pass attempt,
and completed his other two for 14 total yards. Wan'Dale Robinson led the team
with 5 completions for 85 yards, and Darius Slayton also caught 5 for 62 yards,
and one was a touchdown. The Giants ended their
three game losing streak, finished the season with a 6-11 record, and were 3-3
in their division games."
| First Quarter
Crosby 24 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 67 yards, 4:06
Giants - 3-0
| Second Quarter
Saquon Barkley 2 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 48 yards,
Giants - 10-0
Saquon Barkley 3 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 55 yards,
Giants - 17-0
Darius Slayton 19 Yd pass from Tyrod Taylor (Mason Crosby Kick)
4 plays, 73 yards, 1:09
Giants - 24-0
| Third Quarter
Elliott 36 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 66 yards, 4:52
Quez Watkins 16 Yd pass from Marcus Mariota (Jake Elliott Kick)
8 plays, 81 yards, 3:29
Giants - 24-10
Crosby 21 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yards, 6:36
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