The New York Giants fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 Sunday afternoon in both team’s third regular-season game. The Giants are 0-3. The Giants have not won in Philly since 2013, losing four straight games.
Jake Elliott hit a game-winning 61-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Giants.
Odell Beckham Jr. had a huge game for the Giants, catching nine passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns. After being less than 100 percent last week, Beckham seemed to be full speed Sunday.
Eli Manning played much better this week, completing 35-of-47 passes for 366 yards. Although he threw two interceptions, Manning added three touchdowns.
Brandon Marshall had his first big game as a Giant, catching eight passes for 66 yards. Manning tried to get Marshall involved in the offense early on and it worked terrifically.
The Giants struggled to run the ball once again. They only ran the ball 17 times and averaged only 2.9 yards per carry. Orleans Darkwa led the group with 22 yards rushing on seven carries.
Moments That Mattered
- Oliver Vernon, Damon Harrison and Landon Collins took a knee during the National Anthem following President Trump’s comments on players sitting during the national anthem yesterday.
- The Eagles thought they got the scoring started with a LaGarrette Blount 5-yard rushing touchdown but the played was overturned after review. The very next play, Blount pounded it in for 1-yard for the first score of the game.
- After a Sterling Shepard receiving touchdown was overruled after review right before the half, the Giants had two more plays to try and get it into the end zone from the 1-yard line. The next play Manning threw a fade to Shepard but the catch was called incomplete after the ground forced the ball out of Shepard’s hands out of bounds. The Giants then decided to go for it on fourth down and goal and Orleans Darkwa was stuffed behind the line.
- The Eagles had the ball at midfield midway through the third quarter, when Wentz fired a pass to the end zone for Alshon Jeffery. The pass fell incomplete, but Eli Apple was called for pass interference, a 41-yard penalty that gave the Eagles the ball at the 4-yard line. Wentz and the Eagles capitalized on the penalty, with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz. That made the score 14-0.
- The Giants had another opportunity to score towards the end of the third quarter. They drove down the field on a 11-play, 63-yard drive into the red zone. They decided to go for once against on fourth-and-2 from the Eagles 13 and Manning fired another incomplete pass.
- Vernon left the game in the second half with an ankle injury. The Eagles took advantage, consistently running toward the spot he would have been playing.
- The Giants finally got on the board at the start of the fourth quarter. Manning hit Beckham from 10 yards out. Beckham was penalized for his celebration following the score. The touchdown cut the Eagles lead to 14-7.
A DISGUSTING ACT BY ODELL BECKHAM JR!!! pic.twitter.com/QEUvbzmTIG— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) September 24, 2017
- Right after the score, Landon Collins forced Ertz to fumble and Apple recovered at the Phliadelphia 33-yard line. The Giants then drove down the field, where Beckham caught another touchdown from Manning, this time from four yards out, to complete the comeback. The score tied the game at 14 with 10:53 left in the fourth quarter.
Odell Beckham Jr. is out here dominating all the headlines. pic.twitter.com/fBZ1cv3WOP— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) September 24, 2017
- With all of the momentum on the Giants side, Manning hit Shepard for a 77-yard touchdown to give the Giants the lead 21-14 with 7:24 left in the fourth quarter. Shepard took a short slant and outran the defense over the final 70 or so yards for the score.
- The Eagles answered on the following drive, as Corey Clement ran the ball into the end zone from 15-yards out. The run capped off a four-play, 75-yard drive for the Eagles and tied the game up at 21 with 5:46 left in the game.
- The Giants seven-play, 52-yard drive that was capped off by a 41-yard field goal by Alddick Rosas to give the Giants the lead 24-21 with 3:11 left in the game. The Eagles drove back down the field on a eight-play, 47-yard drive, finished off by a Jake Elliott field goal from 46 yards out to tie the game at 24.
- At the end of regulation, Elliott hit a 61-yard field goal to defeat the Giants.
The Giants will play in their fourth regular season game on Oct. 1, when they will head to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fla. to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The game can be seen on Fox at 4:05 p.m. EST. The Buccaneers are 1-1 after falling to the Minnesota Vikings on the road on Sunday.
NOTE: Be sure to check out Dan Berkman’s post-game Facebook Live session.