If you are playing football after Christmas you are playing for one thing. You are playing for a playoff spot. With a win Sunday, the Eagles have put themselves in a playoff spot as the 7 seed in the NFC.
The Eagles started off slow. When I say slow, they only threw the ball, so therefore the offense was not moving. The Eagles were unable to get anything going in the first half. Settling for just a field goal in the first 30 minute. Fortunately, the Eagles defense came to play. They held the Giants to only 3 points in the first half.
The second half the Eagles came out a completely different team. On the Giants second play in the 2nd half, Jake Fromm threw a beauty of a pass right to Eagles defender Rodney McCleod, and he was able to get the ball inside the 30 yard line. A few plays later, Boston Scott was able to find a hole and secure the Eagles first TD of the afternoon.
On the Eagles next possession, Jake Elliot was able to overcome an earlier missed Field Goal. He hit a 37 yard field goal to get the Eagles lead up to 10.
I am sure you are wondering...where is DeVonta Smith? On the Eagles next possession, the Eagles were able to march the ball down the field. It ended with a 4-yard TD reception by DeVonta Smith. The play was called a TD on the field, then overturned, and then finally the call on the field stood and we had a Smitty touchdown.
The play of the season for the Eagles! If you would have told me that this guy would have more touchdowns this season than our starting RB, I would have told you, you were crazy. The Eagles unleashed a play called "east texas," and Jalen Hurts was able to complete a TD pass to Lane Johnson. Yes the Eagles starting RT Lane Johnson scored a TD. That play is the definition of the Giants season. They let a starting RT score on them.
The Eagles ended their scoring frenzy with an Alex Singleton 29 yard pick 6. The Giants did score a garbage time TD, but the 2nd half was all Eagles.