The New York Giants had an 11-point lead with six minutes left in the game; the Philadelphia Eagles scored 12 points in three minutes on offense and won 22-21. The Eagles now have a half-game lead over the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East, while the Giants drop to 1-6.
The play that lost the game for the Giants, though, was an Evan Engram drop on third down that, if converted, would have likely sealed the New York victory.
The opening drive of the game was just like the final drive for the Eagles, resulting in six.
The 11-play, 75-yard drive, saw an illegal-shift penalty from Matt Pryor but was canceled out a play later, with encroachment from Dalvin Tomlinson. Wentz finished off the drive, punching it in from a yard out.
The Giants responded with a four-play possession after a pass interference from Kaden Smith put the Giants in a third-and-long. The Eagles went three-and-out after a Jabrill Peppers sack of Carson Wentz.
A 14-yard return from Peppers set the Giants up at the Philly 39. It took one play to even up the score as Daniel Jones found Golden Tate, who won the battle against Cre’von LeBlanc. The touchdown was Tate’s first of the season.
The start of the second quarter put the Eagles on 3rd-and-10, after an intentional grounding from Wentz stalled the offense. He then located Greg Ward for 16 yards to enter the red zone.
The Giants, down three, reached midfield after a 17-yard catch from Evan Engram. On 3rd-and-7, Engram slanted over the middle, but the ball from Jones tipped off his finger and was picked by a sprawling Jalen Mills.
The Eagles with great field position found themselves in the red zone again. This time on second down, Wentz forced a ball into double-coverage and was intercepted by James Bradberry for a touchback.
After the two-minute warning, the Eagles started a drive from their own nine. After a three-yard run, Wentz threw an incompletion, and then after a one-yard completion, the Giants called a timeout.
New York received the ball at their own 35 after a 57-yard punt from Cameron Johnston. With the timeout call, the Giants were looking for points before the half ended.
With 38 seconds left, the Eagles once more made it into the red zone after a 16-yard grab from Travis Fulgham. After a stop on third down, Jake Elliott looked for his second field goal but missed wide left from only 29 yards away.
The third quarter began with four three-and-outs, two for each team. After the Eagles’ second punt, the Giants started at their own 12. The opening play, which was the biggest takeaway from this game for most, was the 80-yard Daniel Jones almost-touchdown run.
Four plays later, Wayne Gallman leapt in the end zone for a one-yard touchdown to put the New York ahead, 14-10. Gallman had 10 carries for 34 yards.
After back-to-back three and outs, the Eagles had their first big play of the quarter, as Wentz connected with Travis Fulgham for a gain of 40.
Entering the fourth quarter, the Eagles were at the Giants’ seven-yard line. On 3rd-and-goal, Wentz looked for his second rushing touchdown but was met by Kyler Fackrell to set up a fourth down from the three.
The Giants followed up the defensive stop with what I believe was their best drive of the season. New York went 15 plays, 97 yards, highlighted by a pass interference call against LeBlanc covering Tate.
The possession culminated with a Sterling Shepard catch in the end zone — his first game back since Week 2 — for his first touchdown of 2020.
The Giants led 21-10 with 6:10 remaining in the game. The Eagles responded with a four-play, 78-yard drive that lasted just over 1:30, and ended with a Wentz touchdown pass to Greg Ward.
What followed were the Engram drop and the Scott score, which completed the comeback and currently has the Giants in last and the Eagles in first in the NFC East.
Daniel Jones went 20-of-30 for 187 yards, two TDs, an INT, and 92 rushing yards. Carson Wentz completed 25-of-43 for 359 yards, two TDs, and one INT.
New York committed nine penalties, which tacked on 62 yards, while the Eagles had seven violations resulting in 75 yards.
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