Giants Defeat Eagles 27-17, Inch Closer to NFC East Lead

Giants Defeat Eagles 27-17, Inch Closer to NFC East Lead

Dating back to the 2016 season, the New York Giants have not been able to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles. However, Sunday changed that as the New York Giants were able to defeat the NFC East rival Eagles 27-17. With the win, the Giants find themselves a single game behind the Eagles for the lead in the NFC East division, a division which seems to get more and competitive each and every week. With the Eagles struggling to find their footing in 2020, the Giants took advantage this past Sunday to secure their first multi-game win streak of the year.

Daniel Jones led the Giants offense completing 21 of 28 passes for 244 yards, while also rushing the ball nine times for 64 yards and a touchdown. Even with the contribution of Jones, it was Wayne Gallman who stole the show Sunday, carrying the ball 18 times for 53 yards and two scores. Darius Slayton again led the Giants receiving attack catching five passes from Jones for 93 yards. Sterling Shepard also kept his streak going of more than five receptions in a game since his return from injury hauling in six passes for 47 yards. Shepard has provided a much needed spark to the Giants offense as the team continues to find themselves after losing star running back Saquon Barkley to injury early in the season. The Giants running game also proved to be their strongest asset to winning the NFC East, with the Giants rushing the ball 36 times for 151 yards and three scores.

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The Eagles offense continued to show that they are not yet at 100%, with Carson Wentz not converting a touchdown pass during the game. Wentz completed 21 of 37 passes for 208 yards on Sunday, but was not able to lead his team to victory. Even with that lackluster stat line, Wentz did not throw an interception, the second game this season he has not thrown a pick. The only other time Wentz hasn’t thrown an interception in a game was week six against the Baltimore Ravens. The Philadelphia running game again proved to a bright spot for the team, as Miles Sanders carried the ball 15 times for 85 yards, while catching two passes for ten yards. Both Boston Scott and Corey Clement also fueled the Eagles rushing attack, with each running back finding the end-zone once during the contest. Greg Ward led the team in receptions against the Giants with five catches for 39 yards. Tight end Richard Rodgers and rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor both hauled in four passes Sunday for 60 and 47 yards receiving respectively, while Travis Fulgham was help to only one reception. Alshon Jeffrey, who has been out for the majority of the season, made his debut with the team for the first time, but was only targeted one time.

While the Giants head into week 11 with a week off, the Philadelphia Eagles head into the toughest part of their 2020 schedule. After competing against the Cleveland Browns week 11, the Eagles then have to play Seattle, Green Bay, New Orleans and Arizona in consecutive weeks.

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