Giants take advantage of Eagles turnovers to prevail
Daniel Jones passed for 202 yards and a touchdown and the New York Giants forced four turnovers to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 13-7 Sunday at East Rutherford, N.J.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw three interceptions, two of them in the red zone, and Boston Scott lost a fumble with 1:34 left as Philadelphia attempted to mount a game-winning drive.
The Eagles got one more chance with the ball in the final minute, but Jalen Reagor dropped a high pass at the goal line.
The Giants (4-7) won for the third time in their past five games and beat the Eagles (5-7) for the second straight time after Philadelphia had won eight in a row in the series.
In the Giants’ first game since firing offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, senior offensive assistant Freddie Kitchens assumed play-calling duties. The Giants gained 264 yards, 4.6 per play, as Daniel Jones completed 19 of 30 throws and added 30 rushing yards.
Hurts led an Eagles rushing attack that gained 208 yards. He led the team with 77 yards on the ground and threw for 129 on 14-of-31 passing.
Graham Gano got the Giants on the board first with a 35-yard field goal at the end of their second drive. Jones kept that drive going with a successful fourth-and-1 sneak.
Hurts drove Philadelphia to the Giants’ 20-yard line before floating a pass into traffic, which Darnay Holmes intercepted.
Late in the second quarter, the Eagles drove 92 yards to the New York 2. But on third and goal with eight seconds left in the half, Hurts threw a pick straight to Tae Crowder, ensuring the Giants would keep the 3-0 lead at intermission.
Jones found tight end Chris Myarick for a 1-yard touchdown on New York’s first possession of the second half. Diving to the ground, Myarick secured the ball between his knees for his first career reception.
Scott pushed his way in for a touchdown from a yard out on the first play of the fourth quarter, capping a 10-play Eagles drive. They forced a quick three-and-out to get the ball back, but Giants defenders Austin Johnson and Julian Love stuffed Hurts for a sack on third down near midfield.
The Giants chewed up 7:22 of game clock on a 12-play, 70-yard drive but only came away with a field goal Gano converted from 39 yards.
Down six, the Eagles pieced together a comeback drive, but on a carry, the ball popped out of Scott’s hands and right to Love for New York’s fourth takeaway. The Eagles burned their three timeouts to prevent the Giants from bleeding the rest of the clock.
–Field Level Media