Hey, the Eagles actually won a football game! Philadelpia’s season is still alive after beating the Giants, 25 to 22.
It sure wasn’t pretty but it was a much-needed win. The Eagles are now 5-6 with five games left to play.
Giants 10th drive: Elliott kicks the kickoff short to force a Giants return. New York takes over as their own 34-yard line with 16 seconds remaining, no timeouts. Manning’s first down is incomplete, 10 seconds remaining. Barkley picks up four yards and there’s five seconds left as he runs out of bounds. Grugier-Hill tackles the receiver AND the guy who gets the lateral on the final play of the game. EAGLES WIN!
The Eagles clinched the game on a kick-tackle pic.twitter.com/U9JSD7HW3R— Dan McQuade (@dhm) November 25, 2018
Eagles 10th drive: Eagles take over at their own 25-yard line with 5:49 remaining. Need a big drive from Wentz in this spot. Adams runs for three yards. Wentz throws to Jeffery and he gets some nice YAC to move the ball to the 50. Eagles get to 3rd-and-2 from the Giants’ 42-yard line. Adams is tackled for no gain. Gotta go for it here. Giants take their second timeout with 2:39 remaining. On fourth down, Wentz hits a wide open Agholor over the middle of the field for a 12-yard gain. Eagles let the clock run down to the 2-minute warning, ball on the 30-yard line. Adams runs for on yard and the Giants take their final timeout with 1:55 to go. Chance for the Eagles to bleed the clock here before scoring. Adams runs again for a 2-yard gain, which brings up 3rd-and-7 from the 27. Eagles call their first timeout with 1:10 left to further discuss their third down decision. Adams runs for a 2-yard gain to put the ball at the 25-yard line. Eagles call their second timeout with 25 seconds left on the clock. Elliott in to attempt the 43-yard attempt. He nails it! Eagles lead, 25-22.
Giants 9th drive: Giants get to 3rd-and-3 from their own 40-yard line. Delay of game pushes it back to 3rd-and-8. Manning completes to a wide open OBJ for a big gain. Then the Eagles allow a big gain to Ellison. Giants move to the Eagles’ 17-yard line. Now Corey Graham is hurt. Eagles defensive backs are freaking CURSED. Deiondre’ Hall in at safety now. And now Graham is back. Giants get to 3rd-and-4 and LeBlanc breaks up a pass for OBJ thanks to some assistance from grabbing his jersey. Eagles get away with the penalty. Very lucky. Giants make the 29-yard field goal attempt. Tie game, 22-22.
Eagles 9th drive: Adams is tackled for no gain. Clement takes a screen pass and breaks tackles for a nice gain. Nice of 2017 Clement to show up. Refs originally throw a flag for a facemask penalty but then they pick it up, saying the Giants defender only grabbed Clement’s collar. Looked like facmmask to me. No matter. Eagles go back to the ground game with Clement and Adams, who move the team to 1st-and-goal from the 4-yard line. Adams gets to the 1-yard line. Adams runs it again for a touchdown. Hey, the Eagles actually have a lead! Adams runs it in again for the 2-point conversion. Kudos to the o-line on that drive. Eagles lead, 22-19.
Giants 8th drive: Giants take over at their own 22-yard line. Manning’s first two passes are incomplete to bring up 3rd-and-10. Bennett and Chris Long team up to sack Manning and force a punt. Another good defensive stop.
Eagles 8th drive: Wentz is sacked for an 8-yard loss on first down. Failed to pick up the stunt off the edge. Goedert makes a bobbled one-handed catch to bring up 3rd-and-9. Wentz completes to Ertz for the first down. Critical. Eagles get to 3rd-and-4 and Wentz is sacked. He limps off the field after getting hit low on his previously injured knee. That looked way worse than how Bennett sacked Kirk Cousins and got flagged. Eagles punt.
Giants 7th drive: Chandon Sullivan banged up after the Giants run for a first down. Eagles now down to just Douglas (who is clearly hurt and didn’t practice this week), De’Vante Bausby, and Cre’Von LeBlanc at cornerback. Jenkins is now playing the slot with Tre Sullivan back at safety. Also fans here at the Linc are doing the wave. What is happening? Gallman is tackled for a loss by Kamu Grugier-Hill (Kamuuuu) to bring up 3rd-and-17 from the Giants’ own 29-yard line. Need a big stop here. Manning checks down and Grugier-Hill immediately comes up with the tackle. Great job, defense.
Eagles 7th drive: Eagles start at the Giants’ 47-yard line after a bad punt ... and bad punt return. Eagles very lucky that Tate’s fumble was canceled by an early whistle on forward progress. Wentz’s first down pass is dropped. Adams runs for a 19-yard gain after breaking a tackle in the box. Feel like that’s the first time that’s happened all year. Wentz completes to Jeffery on 2nd-and-3 for another first, ball on the Giants’ 14-yard line. Adams powers forward for a 7-yard run. Then again to bring up 3rd-and-1. Eagles sneak it on third down but Brooks is called for a false start to bring up 3rd-and-6. So sloppy. Wentz’s third down pass into the end zone for Tate is broken up. Eagles settle for a 28-yard field goal. Giants lead, 19-14.
Giants 6th drive: Bennett sacks Manning to bring up 3rd-and-18 from the Giants’ own 2-yard line. Bennett’s up to 6.5 sacks this season. Pat Shurmur elects the coward’s draw to Barkley and the Eagles get the stop. Nice work, defense.
Eagles 6th drive: Adams run for one yard. Wentz’s pass for Goedert is off target, low and wide. On third down, Wentz does a great job of stepping up to avoid a pass rusher and fires a strike to Tate for a first down. Good to see. Adams runs for six yards. Adams gets the corner on Landon Collins and picks up a first down on another six-yard run. Tate drops a wide open pass on a crossing route. Third round pick. Giants defensive lineman jumps and bats down Wentz’s second down pass, almost picks it off. Wentz’s third down pass bounces off Alec Ogletree’s helmet and has a chance to be caught by Nelson Agholor, who drops it. That would’ve been a fortunate first down, plus a lot of room to run. Instead, the Eagles punt.
Eagles 5th drive: Eagles take a knee at their own 27-yard line with five seconds left to kill the first half.
Giants 5th drive: Giants start at their own 46-yard line after a good kick return. Thanks for nothing, special teams. Giants get to 3rd-and-6, convert, and move to the Eagles’ 27-yard line. Malcolm Jenkins pick off a bad Manning pass over the middle. Big play.
Eagles 4th drive: Wentz hits Ertz for a big gain to move to the Giants’ 46-yard line. Holding on Isaac Seumalo knocks the Eagles back. Eagles pick up a first with Jeffery drawing a pass interference penalty. Wentz throws a screen to Goedert and he breaks through contact for a first. Good thing the Eagles have barely used him to this point. Wentz connects with Ertz, who BREAKS SOME TACKLES!?!, and fights his way into the end zone. Wow. Eagles go for two and Wentz pitches it to Clement on the option for a successful try. One possession game. Giants lead, 19-11.
Giants 4th drive: Saquon Barkley breaks through some bad tackling for a 52-yard touchdown run. Good thing Doug decided to take the points on the last drive, that really helped a lot! Giants lead, 19-3.
Eagles 3rd drive: Brandon Brooks back in the game. Eagles get to 3rd-and-3. Clement breaks off a 32-yard gain in part due to a nice trap block from Jason Peters. Adams, back in the game now, is tackled for a 4-yard loss. Tate hauls in a tough contested grab over the middle to bring up 3rd-and-2, bad pass from Wentz. Then Wentz keeps the ball after faking a handoff and gets tackled for a loss. Real cool play. Eagles settle for a 42-yard Jake Elliott field goal attempt. He makes it. Small Balls Doug shows up once again. Giants lead, 12-3.
Giants 3rd drive: Giants convert on a 3rd-and-8 play where Manning chucks it deep to former Eagles receiver Russell Shepard. No offensive pass interference call despite Shepard pushing off. Call it both ways, refs. Also, Michael Bennett is hurt, great. Giants pick up another first on a throw back to Ellison despite the fact three guys were in his area. Barkley picks up six yards on 3rd-and-15 to set up a 51-yard field goal attempt. Giants lead, 12-0.
Eagles 2nd drive: Corey Clement stopped for a loss. Adams not in because he’s seemingly hurt on the sideline. Wentz completes over the middle to Zach Ertz and the Eagles get 15 more yards on a generous roughing the passer penalty. Chance Warmack in the game now for Brandon Brooks, who is hurt. Golden Tate drops a dangerous pass from Wentz that had pick six potential. Clement runs for five yards. Wentz completes to Alshon Jeffery for a first down but the wide receiver is called for a weak offensive pass interference penalty. Thanks, refs. Wentz is sacked on 3rd-and-15. Cameron Johnson in to punt. Oh, and Stefen Wisniewski also came in for Warmack on that drive. So the left guard rotation is back. So stupid.
Giants 2nd drive: Manning hits a wide open Barkley in the flat to move the chains on third down. Then he hits a wide open Sterling Shepard for another first. Then Manning has all day to throw to an open Shepard over the middle. Manning hits Odell Beckham Jr. for a big gain down the sideline, De’Vante Bausby beat in coverage. Giants in the red zone. Jenkins breaks up a third down pass meant for Barkley. Giants settle for the 25-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas. Giants lead, 9-0.
Eagles 1st drive: Carson Wentz’s first pass is a 19-yard completion to Zach Ertz off an RPO. Nice to see the offense actually doing something good. Josh Adams breaks off a 52-yard touchdown run but it’s called back due to holding on Jason Kelce. Of course it was too good to be true. Like the burst Adams showed there though. Wentz has Tate on 2nd-and-10 but overthrows him, incomplete. 3rd-and-10, Wentz throws to Tate on a screen and it’s a 5-yard gain. So weak. Instead of going for it, Doug Pederson elects to punt. Soft.
Giants 1st drive: The Giants run the ball on the first play and Saquon Barkley is stopped for no gain. Eli Manning’s second down pass is almost picked off by Chandon Sullivan. Would’ve been a big one. On third down, Manning throws short of the sticks to Rhett Ellison, who runs for a first. How does that happen? Way too much cushion. Barkley jukes Sullivan out of his shoes and runs to the Eagles’ 24-yard line. Wayne Gallman runs for a first down into the red zone. Manning hits Barkley on a screen for a touchdown right through the middle of the defense. Very easy. Giants line up for a two-point conversion from the 1-yard after the Eagles get flagged for 12 men on the field. Malcolm Jenkins breaks up Manning’s pass. Giants lead, 6-0.
Coin toss: Eagles win the toss, elect to defer. Giants will receive.
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Do the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles have any fight left in the them?
The Giants enter this Week 12 matchup with the momentum. They’ve won their last two games while the Eagles have lost two in a row.
New York’s offense should be licking their chops at the sight of a wounded Eagles defense. Jim Schwartz’s unit figures to be without their top five cornerbacks. That means the likes of Chandon Sullivan, De’Vante Bausby, and Cre’Von LeBlanc will be tasked with covering Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard. Very far from ideal.
This game is really on Carson Wentz and a struggling Eagles offense to produce. If they’re going to have a shot, they need to score points. A lot of them. #Analysis.
If the Eagles win this game, they’ll still be very much alive in the NFC East race. If they lose, however, the season is essentially over.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter)
Referee: Walt Anderson (Eagles 12-6 in 18 games)
Location: Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: TBA
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | SIRIUS: 133 (NYG), 81 (Phi) | XM: 382 (NYG), 226 (Phi)
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The Eagles are 83-84-2 in 168 all-time regular season games against the Giants. The Eagles are 2-2 in four playoff games against the Giants. The Eagles are 17-4 in their last 21 games against the Giants.
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Eagles 2018 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - vs. Atlanta Falcons (Sept. 6, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) NFL Kickoff Game
Week 2 - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sept. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sept. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Tennessee Titans (Sept. 30, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 7, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at New York Giants (Oct. 11, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Carolina Panthers (Oct 21, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 - at Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 28, 9:30 AM ET, NFLN) London Game
Week 9 - BYE (Nov. 4)
Week 10 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 11, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 11 - at New Orleans Saints (Nov. 18, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 12 - vs. New York Giants (Nov. 25, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - vs. Washington Redskins (Dec. 3, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 14 - at Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 9, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 16, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 16 - vs. Houston Texans (Dec. 23, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 17 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 30, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)