EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The wounds stay mounting for the Eagles.

So even if the suffering offense had by way of a long way its very best recreation of the season because the Eagles buried the Giants, 34-13, on Thursday night time, there was once purpose for fear when left take on Jason Peters left the sport with a biceps damage and cornerback Sidney Jones left with a hamstring damage.

As well as, proper take on Lane Johnson, a game-time determination with an ankle damage, by hook or by crook controlled to limp his approach via sooner than leaving on the finish of the 3rd quarter.

That is two Professional Bowl tackles out of the sport, and nonetheless the Eagles ruled the Giants. 

“Guy, we play offensive line,” proper guard Brandon Brooks stated. “We’re anticipated to play via anything else. Except a leg’s coming off or an arm’s coming off, we’re going to take a look at to be available in the market it doesn’t matter what it’s.”

There was once extra. Beginning cornerback Jalen Turbines left halfway throughout the fourth quarter with an damage. He got here again in a single play later. 

The Eagles needed to shuffle their offensive line and secondary round greater than as soon as. All of this got here 4 days after operating again Jay Ajayi tore his ACL, finishing his season.

So forgive the Eagles for equivalent to extra of a MASH unit than a soccer group. 

It is simple to peer why they might really feel euphoric later on. But even so, it is a just right factor that the Eagles do not play once more for 10 days. 

For one night time, the Eagles (Three-Three) had greater than sufficient to overcome the bumbling Giants (1-Five) in a the most important NFC East department recreation.

That is as a result of quarterback Carson Wentz survived a number of hits to search out Alshon Jeffery for 2 landing catches whilst finishing 26 of 36 passes for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Eagles wanted a robust recreation from Wentz, and he delivered. So did the operating backs unit as Wilmington local Wendell Smallwood changed into the lead again, speeding for 51 yards on 18 carries.

“Large recreation for us to get out self belief again, to get our swag again,” Smallwood stated. “We felt we simply did our activity and ruled, and it provides us a complete head of steam rolling into the following recreation.”

Corey Clement, who ignored the former two video games with a quadriceps damage, had 43 yards on 11 carries.

The Eagles began speedy, scoring 14 issues within the first quarter. They’d scored simply seven first-quarter issues of their earlier 5 video games mixed. They led 24-6 at halftime. The 24 issues was once greater than that they had scored in any in their earlier 5 video games.

The Eagles wanted all of that desperately. 


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The primary landing was once arrange by way of Kamu Grugier-Hill’s interception on Giants quarterback Eli Manning, giving the Eagles the ball on the Giants’ 16. On 3rd down, Wentz hit Jeffery for a 13-yard TD.

The Giants spoke back with a box function, which was once arrange by way of Saquon Barkley’s 46-yard run. 

Later within the quarter, a 23-yard punt go back by way of DeAndre Carter enabled the Eagles to begin their power on the Giants’ 44. Clement had a 14-yard run all the way down to the Giants’ 1. Two performs later, he scored with 1:28 left within the first quarter.

Barkley’s 55-yard catch and run were given the Giants to the Eagles’ 13, however the power stalled and the Giants kicked some other box function.

Nelson Agholor’s 58-yard reception gave the Eagles the ball on the Giants’ 10. At the subsequent play, Wentz hooked up with Zach Ertz behind the tip zone with four:22 left within the part.

The Eagles opened the 3rd quarter with an outstanding power that ended with Wentz’s 1-yard landing to Jeffery on a large receiver display for a 31-6 lead. Jeffery, who completed with 8 catches for 74 yards, had an enchanting admission on that play.

“I’d say I give credit score to the Patriots,” Jeffery stated. “We in truth took that play from them. It’s one thing we will be able to observed on movie that we will be able to take and it really works. That’s what we did.”

The Giants, in the meantime, could not benefit from the Eagles’ accidents.

That is as a result of Manning was once erratic, finishing 24 of 43 passes for 281 yards. Odell Beckham Jr. was once indignant, as he was once observed yelling at the sideline, and he head-butted a cooler. This after leaving the sphere a couple of seconds sooner than halftime. Giants trainer Pat Shurmur stated Beckham went in early for an IV.

“I did not see that,” Shurmur stated concerning the head butt. “He cannot do this. He should not do this.”

Simplest rookie Saquon Barkley may just do anything else. Barkley completed with 130 yards speeding and 99 yards receiving. Barkely scored on a 50-yard run, bringing the Giants to inside 31-13 early within the 3rd quarter.

“He’s elusive and he’s difficult to get at the flooring,” Eagles protection Malcolm Jenkins stated. “He pulled out most definitely each transfer within the ebook lately. It’s a type of issues, you get inhabitants to the soccer, you get him at the flooring and also you grasp the ones explosive performs to outdoor the tip zone.”

The Eagles did that for essentially the most phase. 

The Giants gave the impression to get a smash when Smallwood fumbled and the Giants recovered on the Eagles’ 15. However after a replay evaluation, the fumble name was once overturned and the Eagles stored the ball.

They ended up using down the sphere and kicking a box function for a 34-13 lead.

From then on, it was once an issue of survival for the Eagles — bodily, now not at the scoreboard.

Observe the Delaware Information Magazine’s Martin Frank on Twitter @Mfranknfl.


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