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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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.