Eagles Defeat Giants, Move Atop NFC East


In case you have missed it, the NFC East this season is just not very good. OK, it’s downright awful. And that was on display on Thursday Night Football this weekend as the Philadelphia Eagles moved up to first place in the division with a 22-21 come-from-behind win over the New York Giants. Things had started well for the Eagles, with Carson Wentz finding his way into the endzone with a one-yard run to give them a 7-0 edge. They also led 10-7 at the half, but the Giants would score two unanswered touchdowns (one in the third and one in the fourth with just under seven minutes remaining) to put a stranglehold on the game.

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However, it was not one that Wentz and co. couldn’t break. Wentz would first lead a four-play drive that spanned 78 yards to make it 21-16. There were still over four and a half minutes to go at that point. Then, he’d lead a touchdown-scoring drive that culminated with just 40 seconds left. That one went six plays for 71 yards, and it put them ahead by one to help them improve to 2-4-1 on the season. It also dropped the ‘football’ Giants down to 1-6 thus far, further showing their incompetence in just about every area of the game. Wentz finished 25-43 with 359 yards, two touchdown tosses (and one rushing TD), an an interception while opposite number Danny Jones was 20-30 for less than 200 yards in the air. He also had two TD’s and an INT.

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