The Eagles won the opening toss and elected to defer, so the Giants started out on offense first. New York didn't have much trouble scoring on their first drive. Eli Manning connected with Odell Beckham Jr. for a touchdown to cap off an eight play, 80-yard scoring drive. Not a good start.
Philadelphia's offense didn't get off to a good start either. Sam Bradford overthrew a wide open Darren Sproles on the wheel route before placing a ball just out of reach of Jordan Matthews on third down. Accuracy issues are continuing to plague the team's starting quarterback.
New York's second offensive drive wasn't looking very good for the Eagles. The Giants once again moved the ball at will. That is ... until DeMeco Ryans ripped the ball away from Giants tight end Larry Donnell to force an interception. Incredible play.
The Eagles were set to go three-and-out on their second offensive drive before the Giants committed a REALLY dumb penalty. Defensive lineman Damontre Moore body-slammed Bradford way after the play was over and gave the Eagles a free first down. Philadelphia capitalized by driving down the field and getting a score. Bradford connected with a wide open Riley Cooper on a 32-yard pass for the touchdown. The ball was underthrown, but the Giants didn't make a play on it.
Philadelphia's defense came up big again by holding firm on 4th-and-1 and forcing a turnover on downs. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the offense couldn't do anything with it.
Another Giants offensive drive, another big play from the Eagles defense. This time it was Nolan Carroll who picked off Eli Manning and took it to the house. Too easy. Manning stared down his receiver and Carroll made a great play on the ball.
As if the Eagles defense hadn't forced enough turnovers, Malcolm Jenkins got in on the action by stripping Rashad Jennings. Ryans recovered the ball.
The Eagles were again unable to take advantage of the turnover they forced. This time it was because Bradford overthrew Zach Ertz and the ball ended up right in the arms of a Giants defender. It looked like Bradford also had Cooper wide open for a potential deep touchdown on the play. Bad decision making coupled with terrible accuracy.
A Vinny Curry sack, his first of the season, forced a Giants punt. The Eagles failed to get anything going on offense, especially when Jason Kelce snapped a ball that Bradford wasn't expecting. So sloppy.
Bradford did a great job of spinning out of a sack and throwing on the run to a wide open Matthews in the middle of the field on third down late in the second quarter, but the pass was another underthrown ball.
Philadelphia moved into field goal range with seven seconds left. Caleb Sturgis hit the kick from 37 yards out to give the Eagles a two possession lead going into halftime.
Josh Huff got hurt on the kickoff to start the second half. Then Cooper went down hurting a few plays later after catching a deep pass. Then Matthews fumbled after catching a pass. Not exactly a great sequence of events for Eagles receivers. Bradford got completely drilled after throwing to Matthews but got back up.
The Eagles were forced to punt but got bailed out when the Giants were called for running into the kicker. Some nice runs from Murray moved the team into scoring position before the running back ultimately capped off the drive with a 12-yard touchdown run.
Another big stop by the Eagles defense gave the offense a shot to get on the field. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, Bradford threw another interception. It was basically an arm punt. Bradford threw deep expecting Cooper to be there, but the wide receiver had stopped way short. Big miscommunication.
Another Eagles offensive drive, another turnover. Philadelphia got into scoring position and Bradford threw ANOTHER pick. His throw to Ertz on a post route was underthrown (surprise!) and intercepted by Landon Collins. The accuracy just isn't there.
After yet another strong stop by the defense, the Eagles managed to move into scoring position and kick a field goal. Sturgis nailed the 39-yard attempt.
The game finished with the Eagles running out the clock.
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