The Eagles WIN, Carson Wentz and Boston Scott ignite Eagles 23-17 overtime win
10 December 2019 Eagles News
We’ve been waiting for this to happen and it’s happened, the Philadelphia Eagles comeback and beat the New York Giants 23-17. Could this be the spark the Eagles needed to make a run?
Early on in the game, the Eagles were dreadful. A missed tackle by cornerback Ronald Darby allowed the Giants to score a big touchdown. Then, a broken coverage gave wide receiver Darius Slayton his second touchdown of the game.
The Eagles offense couldn’t move the ball and their defense was being picked apart by 38 year old Eli Manning.
However, in the second half, we saw the team pick things up. We saw quarterback Carson Wentz lead this team and we saw the old underdogs prevail.
Wentz finished the game with 325 passing yards and two touchdowns to tight end Zach Ertz. Wentz led the Eagles on an 85 yard touchdown drive which tied the game and a 75 yard touchdown drive which won it in overtime. When the Eagles needed him, he answered in a big way.
However, the biggest player today was a true underdog, Boston Scott. He came into the game and brought back life into the team. He ran for 59 yards and a touchdown on ten carries. He also caught six passes for 69 yards. His energy was surely the reason the Eagles came back into this game.
All together, there’s a game you look back on which sparks a teams run. This could be it for the Eagles. Sitting at 6-7, the Eagles control their fate in the race for the playoffs. They win the next three games, they’re into the playoffs.
Up next for the Eagles is the Washington Redskins. It’ll be another tough NFC East game, but one the Eagles should win again. Fly Eagles Fly!
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