Giants close gap in NFC East, beat Eagles 27-17

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The Giants are 3-7, but they are very much alive in the race for the NFC East title.

That’s the result of beating the Eagles 27-17 at home on Sunday. The win is the second in a row for the Giants and sends them into the bye week in second place behind the 3-5-1 Eagles.

Quarterback Daniel Jones was the driving force on the offensive side for the winners. He completed 21-of-28 passes for 244 yards and ran seven times for 66 yards and a touchdown. He also avoided a turnover for the second straight week, which doesn’t feel coincidental to the results for the Giants.

Jones’ effort looked like it might not hold up after the Eagles scored touchdowns on their first two possessions of the second half, but the Giants Defense rediscovered the form they had in the first half. They forced a pair of punts and stopped the Eagles on a fourth down while Graham Gano added two field goals to stretch out their lead in the fourth quarter.

The second of those field goals came with just over three minutes to play and set up a last chance for the Eagles to pull things out, but Dexter Lawrence sacked Carson Wentz on third down and the Eagles handed the ball back over. A failure on third down was fitting as the Eagles failed to convert one all day.

Wentz was sacked three times and center Jason Kelce had several bad snaps over the course of the game. The Eagles also committed 11 penalties in a sloppier performance than any team should have coming out of a bye week.

They’ll try to right the ship in Cleveland next weekend. The Giants will have a bye to rest up for the continuation of their run at the division title.

33 responses to “Giants close gap in NFC East, beat Eagles 27-17

  1. But this must be a mistake. All the Eagles fans told me that their back ups are better than other teams starters and Wentz is a super duper Star Q.B.

  2. It’s okay, Wentz cultists. I know you’ll never see the light. Keep giving him excuses and chances. He’ll continue to repay you with disappointment.

  3. Doug Pederson can’t stick with the run, even when it is working. It’s as though he thinks there is an unwritten rule that you can’t run the ball for consecutive plays. This game was a HUGE loss for the Eagles. They needed this one. Their upcoming 5 game stretch is brutal.

  4. Giants defense made the critical stops they’ve been missing for a long time. Forcing punts and those two late turnovers-on-downs were the drive stoppers they’ve lacked. With both teams at 3 wins, this is actually a race (yeah, I know…) for the division now.

  5. That game was worse than all the games before the bye week because they had 2 weeks to get ready and had the healthiest lineup they had all year.

    The game plan was awful and the execution was awful. The defense was getting blown off the line of scrimmage. Worse, even though Wentz didn’t turn the ball over 3x for the 1st time all season, he looked completely lost.

  6. It’s like the teams in the NFC East are taking turns showcasing their ineptitudes. None are quite as bad as the Jets but wow!

  7. I know you have heard this before Eagles fans but your first round, second overall pick in the draft quarterback, should be a lot better than the fourth round supplement pick Dak Prescott. If you’re totally honest, which one would you prefer if both are healthy and you were starting a team today? Dak is the better quarterback for sure. Wentz looks like a guy who grew up in North Dakota and is not used to the big city (which I think he is).

  8. When your franchise QB is outplayed by Daniel Jones maybe you made a mistake.

    It’s beginning to look like four wins will win the NFC LEast.

  9. After 73 years and 146 straight losses the Giants finally beat the Iggles. Nice to see Jones not trip over his own feet, not fumble a dozen times and not throw a bunch of idiotic interceptions. As a long suffering Giants fan I am somewhat encouraged.

  10. Fly Eagles Fly.. oppps

    I dont think so…

    BIGBLUE is back.. We have a coaching staff.. Here come;s the JUDGE !!!!

  11. Pederson going for 2 on the second TD and not getting it when an EP would have cut the lead to 3 was river boat gambling and not coaching smart football.
    There was limited time left and he automatically set his team up to chase points and drive the entire field upon another possession.
    A completely foolish move that backfired .

  12. The Eagles looked for all the world like a team that was simply having a bad practice…*during a game.*

    I can’t imagine that watching the Jets could be much worse than what we saw from the Eagles today.

  13. Pederson has to prove he is a genius each week by making bizarre calls and going for 2 when it’s not necessary.

  14. Doug Pederson 0-3-1 in Games when a team Runs less then 20 times 0-3 when he does it the tie was the Bengals OT game. Plus He is a Pass Happy Prick. Eagles 23 Rushes 6.8 Avg. Lets throw the ball again 40 times. Giants 31 Passes 36 runs. These OC or HC who call the plays are just Dumb when they overpass with leads, game is not out of reach if down and start throwing every down. plus with the weather getting worse in many of these outdoor venues wind, rain, snow etc. you probably should not be throwing every down or even more then 60% of the time. Its pure Idiocy. The NFC East I have Renamed the Mike Leach division because they just don’t learn from week to week what works. Pederson has cost his team at every turn this yr. Was up 17-0 against Washington got all pass happy lost. that was one of the games they did not reach 20 Rush attempts.

  15. carson wentz went 5-6 in 2018 nick foles took over same roster and made a playoff run with same team that was awful with wentz Carson wentz is poison and makes everyone worse players hate him he has no heart and no desire to win foles won with same team look at 2018 as proof

  16. Eagles had all that time during the bye week to heal, get a game plan ready and prepare to finally take the division.

    Then they lay a big fat egg against NY.

    So many problems with this team, especially the DEFENSE which is atrocious.

  17. So egales need to run more because their scared their 130 million dollar qb they payed can’t hit wide open receivers ? Wentz might be the sickest human being in the world

  18. Its a mad mad world Pederson is to blame for Wentz’s performance because he does not run the ball enough. another over 60% pass performance by the Eagles. Teams that pass too much set themselves up to get burned by it come playoff time. If they should make the playoffs
    most of them are losing badly because their Head coach or playcaller just has no Sense at all.

  19. The Giants got themselves a good coach now go get this division. Run that ball down people’s throats.

  20. The eagles are 12-2 with Doug PEDEROSN without Carson Wentz do the math it’s not hard to see who the problem is

  21. Just remeber Doug Pederson play calling has 5 playoff wins with foles Wentz has Zero playoff wins Wentz is the one and only problem

  22. How in the heck do you NOT throw a TD against the Eagles and that garbage injury riddled defense? With only 8TDs to 9INT’s on the season Jones better start throwing some TDs before they decide to draft his replacement & throw Jones out the door. That’s not a joke either, with Dave Gettlemen likely on his way out and with the majority of NFL Executives having a low opinion of Jones the prospect when he came out with a VERY strong QB class coming on the horizon the Giants very well could replace DJ. A guy like Justin Fields is A FAR superior QB prospect. Jones needs to try to throw atleast 8-9 more TDs while only throwing 2 to 4 more picks tops and rush for another 2-3TDs while not losing fumbles left n right for the team to think he’s making steady progress and decide to stick with and build around him.

  23. kingmeren says:
    November 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm
    Its a mad mad world Pederson is to blame for Wentz’s performance because he does not run the ball enough. another over 60% pass performance by the Eagles. Teams that pass too much set themselves up to get burned by it come playoff time. If they should make the playoffs
    most of them are losing badly because their Head coach or playcaller just has no Sense at all.
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    You’re worried about playoffs? You should be worried about anything but the playoffs like rebuilding the team , whether or not Carson Wentz needs to be replaced etc. Even if the Eagles do make the playoffs by default and that’s A BIG IF they’ll still get wiped out in the first round immediately. They’re flatout terrible. The NFC-E is so bad they shouldn’t even have a representative in the playoffs, let a team with a good solid record from another division into the post season. A team that can actually make things interesting.

  24. The NFC-E is so bad they shouldn’t even have a representative in the playoffs, let a team with a good solid record from another division into the post season. A team that can actually make things interesting.
    __________

    The 5-4 Bears are the only NFC team with a winning record that would miss the playoffs currently. I don’t think its as dramatic as you’re making it sound.

  25. jason6271 says:
    November 15, 2020 at 6:28 pm
    carson wentz went 5-6 in 2018 nick foles took over same roster and made a playoff run with same team that was awful with wentz Carson wentz is poison and makes everyone worse players hate him he has no heart and no desire to win foles won with same team look at 2018 as proof

    ——–

    apparently punctuation marks and truth are also poison.

    wentz looks terrible right now, but you do realize that the o-line (and Alshon) were just starting to get healthy when Foles came back that year, and that even though Foles had a better team around him, his numbers were no better than wentz’s by the end of that season, don’t you?

    No doubt Wentz needs to hit the re-set button, and may never regain the form he showed in 2017, but let’s not go crying in our milk about stuff that didn’t even actually happen back in 2018, okay?

  26. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 15, 2020 at 4:38 pm
    It’s Jalen Hurts time
    ____________

    Hurts has only taken 13 snaps and already has three career fumbles.

  27. The NFCE has me wondering; what is the worst possible record a team could have while still winning it’s division? I’m not good at that sort of math, and it gets complicated if you account for how tied games could affect that record…

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