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Nov. 25, 1:00 PM Giants at Eagles
Game 11
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Giants lose to the Eagles 25-22.
Eli Manning was 26 of 37 for 297 yards with 1TD and 1 INT.
Saquon Barkley had 13 carries for 101 yards and 1 TD, and caught 7 passes for 41 yards and 1 TD.
Wayne Gallman had 5 carries for 25 yards, and caught 2 passes for -2 yards.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 4 passes for 74 yards and 1 TD, and had 1 carry for 11 yards.
Rhett Ellison caught 4 passes for 77 yards.
Sterling Shepard caught 4 passes for 37 yards.

Russell Shepard caught 1 pass for 29 yards and 1 TD.

Bennie Fowler caught 2 passes for 23 yards.

Elijhaa Penny caught 1 pass for 7 yards.

Alec Ogletree, Tae Davis, and Mario Edwards Jr. each had one sack.

Aldrick Rosas kicked 25, 51, and 29 yard field goals.

"The 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.
That was 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."

"How 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.
They had 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 failed.
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 going.
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 over.
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."

First Quarter

Play: Saquon Barkley 13 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:22
Giants 6-0

Play: Aldrick Rosas 25 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 87 yards, 5:04
Giants 9-0

Second Quarter

Play: Aldrick Rosas 51 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 54 yards, 5:26
Giants 12-0

Play: Jake Elliott 42 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 46 yards, 4:15
Giants 12-3
Play: Saquon Barkley 51 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:13
Giants 19-3
Play: Zach Ertz 15 Yd pass from Carson Wentz (Corey Clement Run for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:02
Giants 19-11

Third Quarter

Play: Jake Elliott 28 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 37 yards, 3:18
Giants 19-14

Fourth Quarter

Play: Josh Adams 1 Yd Run (Josh Adams Run for Two-Point Conversion)
Drive info: 7 plays, 61 yards, 3:54
Eagles 22-19

Play: Aldrick Rosas 29 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 56 yards, 4:22
Tied 22-22

Play: Jake Elliott 43 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 50 yards, 5:27
Eagles 25-22


Giants scored a first possession touchdown for the fourth time this season.

Giants gained 346 yards in the first half, their highest total in any half since 1985.

Giants 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 99.
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