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.
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.