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Dec 28, 1:00 pm - Eagles at Giants
Game 16
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Giants lose to the Eagles 34-26.
Eli Manning was 28 of 53 for 429 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
Andre Williams rushed for 43 yards on 15 carries and 1 TD and caught 3 passes for 19 yards.
Rashad Jennings rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries and caught 3 passes for 21 yards.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 12 passes for 185 yards and 1 TD.
Rueben Randle caught 6 passes for 158 yards.
Larry Donnell caught 2 passes for 26 yards
Preston Parker caught 2 passes for 20 yards.

Mark Herzlich had 1 fumble recovery and 1 sack.
Markus Kuhn and Mike Harris each had 1 interception.
Jason Pierre-Paul had 2 sacks.
Josh Brown kicked field goals of 38, 20, 36, and 53 yards.

Game Notes:
"I was really looking forward to the Giants winning today at home against the Eagles. Any fan who came out to watch was hoping for a big win, and all I can say is that I hope we have all hands on deck when we face the Eagles again next season. Odell Beckham Jr. was the standout once again especially with that stunning 63 yard reception for a touchdown. Rueben Randle was a close second, making some real big plays when we needed them. Once again though the running game went nowhere, and without that balance, drives that could have taken us all the way to the endzone ended up with field goals.
Things were pretty close at halftime with the Giants trailing by just one point, but that blocked punt in the third quarter was a killer, and the Giants trailed for the rest of the game to the very end. It's hard to say it was disappointing when overall the whole season was disappointing, but as a football fan you have to take the good with the bad when it happens.
On the other hand, I think there were a lot of plays that should have been called for penalties and mostly in the Giants favor. I mean the refs sure have changed the way they look at pass interference from the first game to wanting to jump on an early bus home today. So there, I said it! I'll go down as a bad sport after watching the Giants lose today in the final game of the season, but don't worry, I'll get over my funk by next year."

Game Notes:
"It was a better result for the Giants then when they first played the Eagles and both teams came away with six scores. The Giants had 2 touchdowns and 4 field goals. The Eagles had 4 touchdowns and 2 field goals. The failing for the Giants was in not turning more opportunities into touchdowns instead of field goals.
The Eagles had been tough to run on earlier in the season, but over the last three games they allowed an average of 134 rushing yards per game. Those were all losses for them and they got back to form today against the Giants, allowing just 76 yards on 25 carries. Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams averaged just about 3 yards a carry and the running game is something the Giants will have to address in the offseason.
Eli Manning was forced to carry the load and he threw the ball 53 times. Despite that the offensive line kept him sack free and there were some big plays, but Manning was a bit off with his receivers today. You'll remember the exciting plays by Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle, but nearly half the balls thrown to them fell incomplete. Larry Donnell pulled in only 2 of 6 and Preston Parker caught 2 of 4.
The Giants lost Nat Berhe and Stevie Brown, two safeties, to injuries in the first quarter. Overall the defense gave up 24 points and that would have won this game except for the special teams
blocked punt and touchdown return that put the Eagles ahead. Jason Pierre-Paul got by Jason Peters for two sacks and he's made a strong case for coming back next year. The secondary had some Eagle receivers running free at times. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell might not make it back.
As for Tom Coughlin, it's been three straight seasons with the Giants missing the playoffs. They had a six-game losing streak last year and a seven-game losing streak this year. The fans have lived through two straight Decembers knowing there would be no way to win the division and make the playoffs. Their record dropped year to year from 7-9 to 6-10 and yet I think he'll be back and with his coaching there is hope for next season."

First Quarter

Play: 1 Andre Williams 1 Yard Rush , Josh Brown Made Ex. Pt
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 2:49
Giants 7-0

Play: Jordan Matthews Pass From Mark Sanchez for 44 Yrds Cody Parkey Made Ex. Pt
Drive info: 3 plays, 80 yds, 1:11
Tied 7-7
Play: Brent Celek Pass From Mark Sanchez for 1 Yard , Cody Parkey Made Ex. Pt
Drive info: 7 plays, 75 yds, 2:26
Eagles 14-7
Play: Josh Brown Made 38 Yrd Field Goal
l Drive info: 10 plays, 60 yds, 4:01
Eagles 14-10

Second Quarter

Play: Josh Brown Made 20 Yrd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 47 yds, 4:20
Eagles 14-13

Play: Josh Brown Made 36 Yrd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 71 yds, 3:27
Giants - 16-14

Play: Cody Parkey Made 32 Yrd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 66 yds, 2:02
Eagles 17-16

Third Quarter

Play: Blocked Kick Recovered by Trey Burton (PHI) Cody Parkey Made Ex. Pt
Drive info: 3 plays, -1 yds, 1:35
Eagles 24-16
Play: Josh Brown 53 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 46 yds, 2:52
Eagles 24-19

Fourth Quarter

Play: Chris Polk 1 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yds, 1:59
Eagles 31-19

Play: Odell Beckham Jr. 63 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 80 yds, 1:21
Eagles 31-26

Play: Cody Parkey 39 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 53 yds, 3:51
Eagles 34-26


Giants Eli Manning finished the year with his fourth 4,000-plus yard season.

Giants Eli Manning threw 53 passes, which he had done twice before, tying his career high.

Giants Odell Beckham Jr. had his second 12-catch game of the season.
The first rookie in NFL history and the first Giant to have two 12-catch games in a season.

Giants Odell Beckham Jr. is the first NFL rookie with four consecutive games with at least 130 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Giants Odell Beckham Jr. set NFL records for the most catches and yards in the first 12 games to start a career.

Giants Rueben Randle caught 6 passes for a career high 158 yards.

Giants Andre Williams is the first rookie to lead the Giants in rushing (721 yards) since Joe Montgomery in 1999.

Giants Mark Herzlich and Markus Kuhn each had his first career sack.

Giants Jason Pierre-Paul had 2 sacks to finish with 12.5, his highest since he had 16.5 in 2011.

Giants finished at 6-10, their worst record in 11 seasons since 2004, Tom Coughlin's first year.

Eagles gave up 2 passes that were 40+ yards and finished last in the league in that area.

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