PHILADELPHIA — It is claimed there’s a first time for every part. Though the Giants have been taking part in soccer since 1925, one thing occurred Saturday evening at Lincoln Financial Field that had by no means earlier than gone down in franchise historical past.
When the Eagles walked away with a 38-7 rout in an NFC divisional-playoff sport, it was the primary time the Giants had ever misplaced three video games to the identical workforce in a single season. And groups which have met an opponent they swept 2-0 within the common season are actually 16-9 within the third sport for the reason that 1970 merger.
On Dec. 11, the Eagles handed the Giants their worst lack of the season, 48-22 at MetLife Stadium. In the regular-season finale, the Giants, who have been locked into their No. 6 playoff seed, performed their backups in opposition to the Eagles’ starters and have been defeated 22-16. The Giants have misplaced 10 consecutive street video games to the Eagles, courting to 2013.
Daniel Jones is sacked by Brandon Graham within the fourth quarter of the Giants’ 38-7 season-ending loss to the Eagles.NY Post: Charles Wenzelberg
The solely factors for the Giants got here halfway via the third quarter on a Wildcat handoff from Saquon Barkley to Matt Breida, who scored on an 8-yard run.
“I got to give credit to Breida, he didn’t give me a choice to read it, he just pulled it, he just took it, he grabbed it,” Barkley stated. «He wished to check it and see if he might use his velocity and he did it. »
Safety Xavier McKinney tried to rally his teammates on the sideline and afterwards expressed frustration about the best way the protection performed all evening.
“We needed to have more urgency,” McKinney stated. “We simply appeared actual gradual, we weren’t as much as our commonplace. We did not play our greatest ball.»
He has been retired for 3 years, however Eli Manning continues to get booed in Philly. During a first-half break within the motion, Manning was proven on the jumbo screens sitting in a field along with his oldest daughter, Ava, and he was booed lustily.
Manning smiled. When the cameras shot again at Manning a second time, he smiled once more and urged the group to make much more noise.
Boston Scott, the working again who excels in opposition to the Giants and no different NFL workforce, did it once more to his favourite opponent. Scott scored on a 3-yard run within the second quarter to offer the Eagles a 21-0 lead, persevering with his uncanny landing prowess in opposition to the Giants.
He completed the common season with 17 profession touchdowns, 10 of them in eight video games in opposition to the Giants. He now has 11 touchdowns in 9 video games in opposition to the Giants.
OLB Azeez Ojulari, coming back from a quad contusion, didn’t begin, however was in uniform. He got here on the sphere on the primary third-down passing scenario on the Eagles’ opening sequence and completed with one deal with.
Things didn’t get off to an auspicious begin for the Giants once they awoke Saturday morning of their downtown workforce lodge. There was no sizzling water for a short while, a problem brought on by a damaged pipe. That meant no showers and no use of the restroom. The scenario was remedied earlier than too lengthy, although, and the journey celebration resumed regular actions.