Wentz Steps Up

The New York Football Giants (2-11) came into Lincoln Financial Field on a rainy cold Monday evening to take on the Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) in a game that meant everything for the hometown boys.

Philadelphia has been reeling and quarterback Carson Wentz had been largely ineffective.

The first half was an Eagles nightmare with Eli Manning putting up two long touchdowns of 35 and 55 yards to Darius Slayton.

Manning made a reappearance after performing in an off-Broadway production of The Wizard of Oz in which he portrayed the angry apple throwing tree.

Producers thought he was perfect for the part and need zero facial makeup to take on the roll.

Sadly for Eli, he was replaced because every time he threw an apple one of the Wicked Witch’s monkeys would intercept it.

The much-maligned Philadelphia defense was, once again, subpar in the opening half.

The big issue for the home team was injuries. Alshon Jeffrey and Lane Johnson both were forced to leave the game. (No updates were given).

Dropped passes again were problematic and we would go to the second half with New York holding a two-touchdown advantage.

Philadelphia made corrections and pitched a second-half shut and saved the season.

Despite the weather and only having JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward as wideouts, Wentz put the ball in the air 50 times with 33 completions for 325 yards.

Wentz engineered a 14 play, 85-yard drive to bring the game to overtime.

Not quite finished, Wentz pulled off another drive, this one of 75 yards to pull out the big comeback win.

Philadelphia is now tied with Dallas in the NFC Least.

It marked the first time in 8 contests that Philadelphia would win a game in which they trailed in the fourth quarter.

Next up, another Divisional battle with the Washington Redskins.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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