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Philadelphia Eagles Defeat New York Giants, Clinch First-Round Bye

Philadelphia held on to defeat the Giants in New York, clinching a bye in NFC Playoffs.

The New York Giants hosted the Philadelphia Eagles in a heated NFC East rivalry at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Giants were looking to play upset against the 2017 NFC East champions.

New York got on the board first when Orleans Darkwa rushes for a one-yard touchdown. The extra point was blocked, so the Giants lead was 6-0. Philadelphia took the lead when Foles found Alshon Jeffery on a three-yard strike.

Manning found Tavarres King for a 13-yard score to bring the score to 13-7. That would prove to be the score at the end of the first quarter.

The Giants expanded their league when Manning found Sterling Shepard on a 67-yard strike. They now held a 20-7 lead over their rivals. The Eagles weren’t going to go down without a fight.

Foles threw two touchdowns, one to Zach Ertz and one to Trey Burton, in two and a half minutes to give the Eagles a 21-20 lead. New York would add a field goal to take a 23-21 lead at halftime.

It was back and forth all throughout the third quarter. Philadelphia scores 10 consecutive points to take a 31-23 lead, but a 57 yard touchdown from Manning to King made it a 31-29 game after the game-tying two-point conversion failed. The Eagles held their two-point lead after three.

They would add a field goal and the Giants would have no answer. The Eagles went on to win by a final score of 34-29. They couldn’t clinch the #1 due to the Vikings win, but they still clinched a first-round bye.

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