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Sept 24, 1:00 PM Giants at Eagles
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Giants lose to the Eagles 27-24.
Eli Manning was 35 of 47 for 366 yards with 3 TDs and 2 INTs.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 22 yards on 7 carries, and caught 1 pass for 11 yards.
Paul Perkins rushed for 22 yards on 9 carries, and caught 2 passes for 8 yards.
Shane Vereen rushed for 5 yards on 1 carry, and caught 2 passes for 18 yards.
Sterling Shepard caught 7 passes for 133 yards and 1 TD.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 9 passes for 79 yards and 2 TDs.
Brandon Marshall caught 8 passes for 66 yards.
Evan Engram caught 5 passes for 45 yards.
Roger Lewis caught 1 pass for 6 yards.
Landon Collins caused 1 fumble.

Eli Apple had 1 fumble recovery.
Olivier Vernon, Devon Kennard, and Jay Bromley each had 1 sack.
Aldrick Rosas kicked a 41 yard field goal.

"The Giants have not had an easy time with the Eagles over the past few years and today was no different. There was very little scoring by either team in the first half. The Eagles came up with a touchdown in the second quarter after a real long drive. Right after that the Giants had moved into Philly territory, but Eli Manning threw a deep pass to Brandon Marshall that was intercepted. Aside from killing the drive, it didn't hurt too much since the Eagles now had it at their own four yard line.
For some reason they went for it on a 4th-and-8. Carson Wentz was sacked and lost six yards. The Giants got down to the goal line and Manning hit Sterling Shepard for what looked like a touchdown, but after review, it was just short. Manning's next pass caught Shepard in the endzone, and even though he caught the ball and took two steps, it didn't count because he didn't hold onto the ball after hitting the ground on the sidelines. On fourth down, they tried Orleans Darkwa up the middle, but he was stopped.
So it was a close game going into halftime and overall the Giants offense looked better so far than they had in the two previous games. Then it looked as if luck was going our way when the Eagles missed on a field goal on their first drive in the third quarter, but two plays later, a pass thrown towards Odell Beckham Jr. was tipped and intercepted. The Eagles had the ball at about midfield and took a bit of a chance going for it on a real short 4th-and-1. Quarterback Carson Wentz kept the ball and plowed through for the first down. That was followed by a 41-yard defensive pass interference call on Apple and three plays later Wentz threw a touchdown pass. That made it 14-0 in favor of the Eagles and it stayed that way till the end of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter the Giants had good field position and Manning completed a pass to Darkwa, three in a row to Marshall, and capped it off with a touchdown pass to Beckham for the Giants first score of the game. After the kick, on the Eagles first play, Landon Collins caused receiver Zach Ertz to fumble and Eli Apple grabbed it up. Four plays later, Manning's pass to Beckham tied the score. On the second play of the Giants next possession Manning connected with Sterling Shepard who took it all the way for a 77 yard touchdown to put the Giants up 21-14. I couldn't believe that the Giants had scored three touchdowns in a row on three possessions after scoring just one over the last two games!
Things looked good, but four plays later the Eagles tied it up with a touchdown. The Giants went three points up with a field goal and the Eagles matched them with one of their own. With a tie score, it came down to the Eagles kicking a 61 yard field goal in the final seconds or overtime. Of course they made it and the Giants lost the game 27-24. At least the Giants offense showed some life today against a tough opponent. Maybe they can continue that next week in Tampa Bay."

"Before I start, there were a few big plays I can't get out of my mind from last week. The first was Jason Pierre-Paul sacking Matthew Stafford with Devon Kennard recovering the ball. Then one play later, Eli Manning throwing an interception that gave the ball right back to Detroit at the Giants 29 yard line. The defense found themselves suddenly back on the field, and five plays later Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass, putting his team up 14-7.
Another was Manning's catchable pass to Brandon Marshall that he dropped which ultimately resulted in the Giants having to make a long punt. The special teams coverage had it returned for a touchdown. Those mistakes accounted for 14 points in the Giants 24-10 loss.
Why bring this up? Make mistakes and you end up losing games, and the Giants lost this one to the Eagles today. The Eagles made a big one when they decided to go for it on a 4th-and-8 from the Giants 43 yard line and Carson Wentz was sacked by Devon Kennard. The Giants got down close to the goaline, but couldn't get the ball in, even on a fourth-and-goal from inside the Eagles 1 yard line. After last week's loss, Ben Mcadoo suggested there may be drastic changes. What makes me think Ben McAdoo's idea of a drastic change would be going back to his old hair style before giving up on the play calling?
The Giants failed to score in the third quarter, so up to then they had been in Eagles territory five times, and came away with no points. Things changed in the fourth quarter when the Giants put together 3 touchdown drives to take the lead 21-14. In just 11 plays Manning's 8 passes were all completions and Orleans Darkwa broke up the middle for 20 yards on one of his runs.
The Eagles kept up and in the final seconds of a game that looked to go into overtime, rookie kicker Jake Elliott nailed a 61 yard field goal for the Eagles to win this one 27-24.
Overall, Manning got rid of the ball quickly all game to help his offensive line out with the Eagles pass rush. He completed 35-of-47 passes for 366 yards, with 3 touchdowns and two interceptions, the last one on a tipped ball. Manning wasn't sacked at all, but the running game still stalled.
Darkwa's 20 yard run raised the dismal running total to 49 yards on 17 carries. Run defense wasn't looking good coming into this game and the backs, mostly LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood, helped drive the Eagles total up to 193 yards on 39 carries. This was a tough one for the Giants to lose especially after that fourth quarter comeback. They still have a few things to fix before next Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, including on how a receiver should behave after catching a touchdown pass. Odell Beckham Jr. was way out of line and his actions hurt his team."

First Quarter


Second Quarter

Play: LeGarrette Blount 1 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 90 yards, 9:34
Eagles 7-0

Third Quarter

Play: Zach Ertz 3 Yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 54 yards, 3:43
Eagles 14-0

Fourth Quarter

Play: Odell Beckham Jr. 10 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 55 yards, 2:10
Eagles 14-7

Play: Odell Beckham Jr. 4 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 33 yards, 1:20
Tied 14-14

Play: Sterling Shepard 77 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays, 78 yards, 0:40
Giants 21-14

Play: Corey Clement 15 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:32
Tied 21-21

Play: Aldrick Rosas 41 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 52 yards, 2:32
Giants 24-21

Play: Jake Elliott 46 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 47 yards, 2:17
Tied 24-24

Play: Jake Elliott 61 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 3 plays, 19 yards, 0:13
Eagles 27-24

Giants rushed for just 7 yards in the 1st half, their lowest rushing total in a 1st half since 2011.

Giants are 0-3. Since 1999, no team with that record rebounded to qualify for the playoffs.

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