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Jan 7, 4:25 PM Eagles at Giants
Game 17
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Giants win over the Eagles 27-10

"The 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.
The 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.
It 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."

"The 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 half.
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.
In all, 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

Play: Mason Crosby 24 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 67 yards, 4:06
Giants - 3-0

Second Quarter

Play: Saquon Barkley 2 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 48 yards, 4:28
Giants - 10-0
Play: Saquon Barkley 3 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 55 yards, 2:53
Giants - 17-0
Play: Darius Slayton 19 Yd pass from Tyrod Taylor (Mason Crosby Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 73 yards, 1:09
Giants - 24-0

Third Quarter

Play: Jake Elliott 36 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 66 yards, 4:52
Giants - 24-3

Fourth Quarter

Play: Quez Watkins 16 Yd pass from Marcus Mariota (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 81 yards, 3:29
Giants - 24-10
Play: Mason Crosby 21 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yards, 6:36
Giants - 27-10

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