By: Kylan Watson
The Philadelphia Eagles were riding high after beating the New Orleans Saints last week. They faced a hungry New York Giants squad who was looking to get back on the winning track. The Giants were able to take full advantage of mistakes by Philly and beat them 13-7.
It did not start out well for Philly they got away from the balanced play-calling they had in the last few games and went with a pass heavy game-plan. They thought it would work against a banged up secondary. However, the Giants secondary made them pay for that assumption. They forced Jalen Hurts to throw three interceptions. They were able to take full advantage of the turnovers as they scored 10-points off the Eagles turnovers and that proved to be the difference.
Despite the three interceptions the Eagles were only down by three-points late in the game. Their defense could not hold up late after containing the Giants offense. They gave up a field goal in the fourth quarter. The Eagles offense could not take advantage of two great opportunities to retake the lead. On one pivotal drive Boston Scott coughed up the ball in the middle of an Eagles offensive drive. That allowed the Giants to take time away from the Eagles. They just did not have enough to overcome the four turnovers.
On what happened during the game, “Didn’t do enough as a team to win,” said Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni.
Philly did not have it working throughout this entire game. They may have come into this game a bit overconfident because the Giants just fired their offensive coordinator last week. However, the Giants did not look like a team in disarray. Philly will need to get it together as they prepare for the New York Jets next Sunday. They will need another impressive showing in all phases of the game. Additionally, they need to find some balance play-calling if they want their sixth win of the season.