1:00 PM Giants at Eagles
lose to the Eagles 25-22.
Eli Manning was 26 of 37 for 297 yards with 1TD and
Saquon Barkley had 13 carries for 101 yards and 1 TD, and caught 7 passes
for 41 yards and 1 TD.
Gallman had 5 carries for 25 yards, and caught 2 passes for -2 yards.
Beckham Jr. caught 4 passes for 74 yards and 1 TD, and had 1 carry for 11 yards.
Ellison caught 4 passes for 77 yards.
Shepard caught 4 passes for 37 yards.
Shepard caught 1 pass for 29 yards and 1 TD.
Bennie Fowler caught 2 passes for 23 yards.
Penny caught 1 pass for 7 yards.
Ogletree, Tae Davis, and Mario Edwards Jr. each had one sack.
Rosas kicked 25, 51, and 29 yard field goals.
Giants won two games in a row, but they couldn't keep it going. They teased us
by starting out strong, and even carried a 19-11 lead going into halftime. The
Giants had scored 38 points last week against Tampa Bay, and they were exactly
at the half way point to that this week. I thought it was some sort of good sign
or omen for what was to come. Then I don't know what happened.
Well, I do,
but I still can't figure it out. The Giants couldn't seem to get anything going
on offense up until the Eagles added a field goal and touchdown. Then finally,
with the Giants trailing by three points, Eli Manning was able to move them downfield
mostly with passing plays. Saquon Barkley had done great in the first half, but
couldn't make much progress moving the ball on the ground any more.
especially true on this drive, but Manning completed passes to Odell Beckham Jr.,
Rhett Ellison, and Sterling Shepard up until having to have Aldrick Rosas kick
a 29 yard field goal to tie the game at 22-22. I was hoping that the Giants defense
would be able to come on and cut the Eagles drive short. That way Manning could
come back on and win this thing, but that didn't happen. Instead the Eagles chewed
up the clock on the way to kicking a field goal that won the game for them.
I was going to say that for me this was the most disappointing game of the season,
but I have to put that in check seeing as this one just happened. All I can do
is look to next week when the Giants play the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium
and hope for the best."
did the Giants blow this game? They started off with an opening drive touchdown.
That was a good sign, and they've actually done that now in four of their games
this season. The Eagles messed up right after that touchdown by having too many
men on the field, and the ball was moved to the one-yard line. That was too tempting
for Pat Shurmur to resist trying for the 2-point conversion. It would send a great
message that their stadium or not, the the Eagles were overmatched.
just given up an opening drive touchdown, couldn't get their act together on the
field for a simple extra point defense, and would be down by eight points instead
of seven. Now with all their injuries, the one person the Eagles could count on
in their secondary was safety Malcolm Jenkins. On this play he did a good job
of covering Eli Manning's pass to fullback Eli Penny, and the 2-point conversion
Still, the Giants were up 6-0 and they went on to score a field goal
on their next possession to give them a 9-0 lead. They added another before the
Eagles finally scored one of their own. The Giants stretched their lead to 19-3
just three plays later when Saquon Barkley ran the ball 51 yards for a touchdown.
Things were looking good for the Giants at that point, but Carson Wentz started
completing some nice passes to his receivers. Wentz didn't even hit a third down
on his way to finishing this off with a 15-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach
Ertz. Unlike the Giants earlier, the Eagles 2-point conversion was successful,
and the score was now 19-11.
There wasn't much time left in the half, but
Corey Coleman got the Giants what they needed with his 46-yard kick return. Manning's
passes got the team down to the Eagles 27-yard line, and after an incompletion
to Odell Beckham Jr., he went right back to Beckham, but Jenkins came up with
an interception to kill the Giants chances of adding more points to their score.
It's fair to say that Jenkins' plays on the Giants opening drive, and on their
last, boosted his teammates and killed any confidence or momentum the Giants had
In the second half, the Giants on offense went 3-and-out, 5-and-out,
and 3-and-out before scoring three points on an Aldrick Rosas 29-yard field goal
to tie the game up 22-22. Meanwhile, the Giants defense had allowed the Eagles
longer drives, while giving up a field goal and a touchdown, to take a three point
lead before the Giants scored with that last field goal. That's when the Eagles
took the field and ran the longest play and time consuming drive of the half.
Their field goal gave them the tie breaking 25-22 lead, and left the Giants with
just 22 seconds on the clock. They couldn't do much with that and this game was
Last week in the win over Tampa Bay, the Giants held the lead for the
entire game, but allowed the gap to close in the fourth quarter. I commented that
if ensuring how to hang onto big leads became their new problem, they'd be better
off with that than anything they've been handling before that. I guess I was wrong.
Next up for the Giants is a home game with the Chicago Bears, who have won their
last five games in a row."
Saquon Barkley 13 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Two-Point
Pass Conversion Failed)
9 plays, 75 yards,
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 25 Yd Field Goal
plays, 87 yards, 5:04
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 51 Yd Field Goal
plays, 54 yards, 5:26
- FIELD GOAL
Jake Elliott 42 Yd Field Goal
plays, 46 yards, 4:15
Saquon Barkley 51 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
3 plays, 75 yards, 1:13
Zach Ertz 15 Yd pass from Carson Wentz (Corey Clement
Run for Two-Point Conversion)
6 plays, 75 yards,
- FIELD GOAL
Jake Elliott 28 Yd Field Goal
plays, 37 yards, 3:18
Josh Adams 1 Yd Run (Josh Adams Run for Two-Point
7 plays, 61 yards, 3:54
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 29 Yd Field Goal
plays, 56 yards, 4:22
- FIELD GOAL
Jake Elliott 43 Yd Field Goal
plays, 50 yards, 5:27
scored a first possession touchdown for the fourth time this season.
gained 346 yards in the first half, their highest total in any half since 1985.
Saquon Barkley’s fourth 100-yard rushing game set a record for a Giants rookie.
Giants Eli Manning's streak of passes thrown without an interception ended at
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