Philadelphia Eagles fall to Giants 27-17, still in first in NFC East for now
15 November 2020 Eagles News
Can we please go back to the bye week?
The Philadelphia Eagles fall to the New York Giants for the first time in what seems like a very long time. They fall 27-17 to the Giants on this dreary Sunday in New Jersey.
Let’s start off this by saying one thing, the Eagles weren’t prepared for the Giants. The Giants offense came out hot, running for 92 yards in the first quarter and scoring 14 points.
Daniel Jones broke a huge touchdown run on the Eagles, a 34 yard quarterback option. Right then and there we should’ve expected what was to come.
Offensively, the Eagles running backs managed 151 rushing yards, with Miles Sanders racking up 85 yards on 15 carries. But, the Eagles just didn’t run it enough.
Carson Wentz didn’t turn the ball over, but didn’t have many big play opportunities. He had just 208 passing yards on the day. Tight end Richard Rodgers led the Eagles in receiving yards with 60. The Eagles beat wide receiver Travis Fulgham who’s been on fire lately managed just one reception for 8 yards.
Jalen Reagor had a decent game hauling in four passes for 47 yards. He looked explosive and fast when called upon. However, most of the time he was matched up against James Bradberry who’s been impressive since being paid this offseason.
Defensively, the Eagles just couldn’t stop the Giants. They went on countless long drives and wore the Eagles down. When they couldn’t do anything, they pinned the offense back deep.
Yet again, you have to wonder what happened in the building the week and actually two weeks prior to this game. Bad play calling, uninspired football and just a team who looks unprepared. It just not something you want to watch after waiting two weeks.
This team is struggling and it’s got much more to do with the players and their skill. Sitting at 3-5-1 there’s still a lot left to play for but not with that kind of effort and game plan.
Up next for the Eagles is a matchup versus the Cleveland Browns. This game is another winnable one and with a tough patch ahead, it’s a big game.
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