The Eagles dominate the Giants and hole up the NFC Championship game
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (WHTM) — Whatever fans were worrying about holding together the Eagles’ offense after a sluggish end to the season was wiped out Saturday night at Lincolninancialield.
Philadelphia in New York welcomed the third meeting between the NFC East rivals this season and came away with their biggest of three wins against the Giants this year in a 38-7 win in the NFC Divisional Round.
The Eagles offense went to work quickly on their first possession, as Jalen Hurts hit DeVonta Smith with a 40-yard touchdown run to turn the field on the second play from scrimmage. Hurts found tight end Dallas Goedert in the flat and made the rest from a 16-yard touchdown run to put the Eagles on the board later in the drive and give Philadelphia a 7-0 lead.
They got right back into action with a methodical drive later in the first quarter, culminating in Hurts’ screen pass to Smith from nine yards out with AJ Brown serving as the lead blocker to help increase Philadelphia’s lead to 14-0.
The second quarter was much like the first, as the Eagles did what they wanted on the ground, with Boston Scott and Hurts finding the end zone on the floor before halftime as Philadelphia led 28-0 at halftime.
The Giants got on the board in the third quarter with a unique play design that featured Saquon Barkley as Barbarian running back Matt Breda’s eight-yard run, but it was too late for New York.
The Eagles’ dangerous rush offense led Philadelphia all night, as Miles Sanders, Kenneth Ginwell, Boston Scott and Galen Hurts combined for 268 yards. A 35-yard touchdown run from Gainwell put the game on bed for Philadelphia in the fourth quarter, as he led the way with 112 yards rushing.
Hurts finished 16-24 passing with 154 yards and two touchdowns, and added nine rushes for 34 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Defensively, the Eagles upset Daniel Jones all night, as he was only 15-27 for 135 yards and had an interception and was sacked five times. Saquon Barkley was limited to nine carries for 61 yards.
Now the Eagles are waiting to see their NFC Championship opponent when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Sanrancisco 49ers on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.