The Philadelphia Eagles make the New York Giants feel small. An NFC east matchup between the 11-1 Eagles and lately struggling 7-4-1 New York Giants means a guaranteed trip to the playoffs for the birds. It was all Philly for most of this game. The Giants had a hot start under the guidance of their new head coach, Brian Daboll but all good things must come to an end.
The Eagles setting more records. Jalen Hurts becomes the first NFL quarterback in NFL history to record 10 plus rushing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. Mile Sanders also hits 1000 rushing yards. AJ Brown breaks 1000 passing yards. Jake Elliot records 600 points for his career.
A Dominant 1st Half
The Eagles start the opening drive for the New York Giants with two sacks. The offense follows it up with a shmorgishborg of plays. Jalen Hurts spreads the wealth down the field. The drive is capped off with Miles Sanders scampering into the endzone. Philly is up 7-0 after 16 plays chewing up more than eight minutes.
Another dominant defensive stand forces another punt and hands the ball back to the birds. They chew up another 5 minutes into the second quarter. After some key plays from Jack Stoll, Miles Sanders, and Quez Watkins, and the Eagles go back on the scoreboard. An aggressive 4th down call ends up looking pretty. A 41-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Smith after loose coverage from Giants defender Julian Love. The Eagles add to their lead, putting the score up to 14-0.
The defense continues to keep the Giants offense on its heels. After the punter muffs the punt and kicks off the bounce, the Eagles get started with great field position. It only takes one play for Jalen Hurts and the Eagles’ offense to capitalize. A 33-yard pass to AJ Brown for the score. 21 nothing for the midnight green.
Giants Show Some Life
After back to back to back touchdowns, the Giants finally force a punt. Siposs recovers a blocked punt and almost runs for a first down. Siposs limps off the field and then carted to the back. The Giants start in the redzone. New York takes advantage of the great field position with a pass from Daniel Jones to Isaiah Hodgins. The Giants are finally on the board. 21-7 Eagles lead.
Boston Scott takes the wind out of the New York fans’ sails. A 66-yard return by the Giant slayer, Boston Scott. The Giants’ defense brings the pressure and holds Philly to a field goal. It is 24-7 heading into the half.
The Final Nail in the Coffin
The Eagles keep their foot on the gas into the third quarter. They drive down the field but are held to a field goal. The Eagles extend their lead to 27-7. The Giants string their first good drive together and add seven more after the quarterback sneak from Daniel Jones.
The Eagles responded by pounding the ball on the ground. Jalen Hurts follows center Jason Kelce right into the endzone. Shades of the Colts game. The Eagles are back in the driver’s seat with a 34-14 score with less than two minutes in the third. Mile Sanders was not done yet. 144 yards on the day. A 40-yard foot race to the end zone. Eagles take a commanding lead, 41-14.
It was all Philadelphia for the rest of the game. The Giants send in Tyrod Taylor for Daniel Jones. Brandon Graham adds a fumble recovery to the day. For the second week in a row, Gardner Minshew takes over under center. The Eagles piled on with a touchdown from Boston Scott. The Giants add a late garbage time TD and a two-point conversion. The final is 48-22.
Your Philadelphia Eagles are 12-1. Even though the Giants had a hot start to the season, the Philadelphia Eagles made the New York Giants feel small.
Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.