Coming into this game, there was hope amongst the Philadelphia fan base. Coming off of a bye, the Eagles were finally starting to get healthy. Going against a dismal 2-7 Giants team, the Eagles had their eyes set on finally reaching .500. That hope quickly turned as the Eagles seemed to be MIA for the better part of this game. There is no excuse for the Eagles play, coming off of a bye week. Carson Wentz again played subpar, the Eagles offensive line was a mess in pass protection, and their defense couldn’t stop Wayne Gallman. Overall, the Eagles looked utterly lost against a 2-7 team in a game they had to win. Their schedule doesn’t get any easier. It’s entirely possible the Eagles don’t win another game this season.
Eagles Start Slow Yet Again
The Eagles have found themselves in big holes right out the gate all season. After a Derek Barnett sack to start the game, everything seemed to fall apart. In the blink of an eye, the Eagles found themselves in a 14-3 hole. The Giants received the ball to start the game. They proceeded to march 84 yards down the field in just 8 plays. Daniel Jones ended up calling his own number on a 34 yard touchdown scamper. The Eagles had a promising drive of their own, going 12 plays in a drive that ended in Jake Elliot’s first successful field goal in his last four attempts. Some much-needed confidence for a kicker who has found himself in a bit of a rut.
Following Philadelphia’s field goal, the Giants struck again. Going 73 yards on 13 plays resulting in a Wayne Gallman touchdown. Philly would do nothing for the rest of the first half, punting on their final 3 possessions. Carson Wentz looked shaky on a majority of his passes, missing high consistently. The running game, however, looked great to open up the game. If the Eagles were going to win this game, they needed to find a spark. If Philly could tap into some of Boston Scott’s “Giant Killer” magic, they might have a chance in the second half.
Fireworks to Start the Second Half
The Eagles came out hot to start the second half. Mr. “Giant Killer” himself opened up the scoring for Philly. Going 56 yards to the house to score a huge Philadelphia touchdown. Unfortunately, the Eagles defense was unable to stop the Daniel Jones led offense, as they blitzed down the field for a counter punch touchdown. Wayne Gallman got his second touchdown of the day, and the Giants were seemingly back in control. The Eagles had other plans, as they continued their recently gained momentum. Philly put together a 75 yard drive of their own, ending in Corey Clement’s first touchdown of the season. The Eagles would go for two but fail. With the score set at 21-17, the Birds found themselves right back in the game.
A Familiar Ending
Philadelphia failed to get the job done. It’s honestly as simple as that. Philadelphia is not a good football team, and there is not much hope left for the remainder of the season. Philadelphia’s schedule looks like this in the future: @ Browns, vs. Seahawks, @ Packers, vs. Saints, @ Cardinals. It’s time to wake up, Philly fans. This season has been a catastrophic failure, and there is no end in sight. There is no turning this around anymore. While the Eagles will remain in first place, despite this loss, that does nothing for this team’s outlook. They have some serious questions surrounding their team. How they handle the rest of this season will be telling. Philly falls to 3-5-1 with their 27-17 loss to the New York Giants.