Nov 15, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman (22) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Giants tighten NFC East race with win over Eagles

Daniel Jones threw for 244 yards and rushed for a touchdown Sunday as the New York Giants tightened up the NFC East race with a 27-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Jones completed 21 of 28 passes with no interceptions, marking the first time in his two-year career he has played consecutive games with no turnovers. Wayne Gallman added two short touchdown runs as New York (3-7) enters its bye week with consecutive wins.

Carson Wentz hit on 21 of 37 passes for 208 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions as Philadelphia failed to convert a single third down (0 for 9). The Eagles (3-5-1) still sit atop the division but have a challenging schedule ahead.

The Giants led 21-17 going to the fourth quarter and finished the win off with 35- and 44-yard field goals from Graham Gano, the last occurring with 3:06 left. Their defense limited Philadelphia to 47 yards and five first downs in the fourth quarter.

New York started the game with an 85-yard touchdown drive, which Jones finished with a 34-yard run on a well-executed read-option to the left just 3:49 into the game.

After Philadelphia marched 53 yards in 12 plays to tee up Jake Elliott for a 40-yard field goal at the 6:27 mark, New York rattled off a 75-yard march that lasted nearly seven minutes. Gallman plunged in from the 2 on the second quarter’s opening snap to make it 14-3.

The Giants outgained the Eagles by just over 100 yards in the first half, but a different team emerged from the visitors’ locker room to start the third quarter. Boston Scott rattled off a 56-yard touchdown run on the fifth play of the period, tightroping his way down the left sideline.

After New York responded with a 1-yard scoring run by Gallman at the 9:49 mark, Philadelphia drew within 21-17 when Corey Clement finished a 75-yard drive by going 5 yards up the middle with 5:20 remaining.

–Field Level Media

Nov 3, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) on the field during warmups against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles WR Jackson (ankle) out 6-8 weeks

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be sidelined 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle, NFL Network reported Saturday.

The injury, sustained late in Thursday night’s come-from-behind 22-21 win against the New York Giants, was initially diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain. Jackson had an MRI on Friday and is expected to be placed on injured reserve.

“Jackson is frustrated but highly motivated to get back this year and next,” NFL Network posted on Twitter.

Making his first appearance since Week 3, Jackson caught three passes for 34 yards and rushed once for 12 yards before being tackled awkwardly on a punt return with 2:09 left in the game.

After getting hit initially by Corey Ballentine, who drew a penalty for lowering his head to initiate contact, Jackson absorbed a second hit from Madre Harper that twisted Jackson’s leg underneath him.

Jackson, 33, had missed the previous three games with a hamstring injury. He has 13 catches for 155 yards in four starts this season.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has 611 career receptions for 10,575 yards and 55 touchdowns in 159 games with Philadelphia (2008-13, 2019-20), Washington (2014-16) and Tampa Bay (2017-18).

–Field Level Media