It was a heart-breaking last-second loss, but they entirely earned it. The defense broke down on a hot, humid day, the offense had an explosion of points in the final quarter, but utterly failed to capitalize on most of the opportunities they were presented with.
However, as so often happened over the last few years, while the Giants lost, fans can at least console themselves in the play of Odell Beckham Jr.
With nine catches for 79 yards, Beckham became the fastest player to ever reach 300 catches (he needed eight). He also had a pair of memorable touchdowns in a 24-point outburst in the fourth quarter.
The first was on a nasty double move and saw Beckham make a toe-dragging catch in the back of the end zone.
The celebration was ... crude, but the catch itself was pretty sweet.
A little over a hundred seconds and a forced fumble later, Beckham got back into the endzone. This catch wasn’t as pretty as the first, but its callback to David Tyree’s Super Bowl catch as Beckham secured the ball with his shoulder pad and helmet.
After that the Eagles’ sold out to stop Beckham, and they almost took him out of the game.
Thankfully, Beckham wasn’t injured despite the reckless play and came back in the game after a breather.
While Beckham’s juggling circus catch was ruled a touchdown, teeth have to be ground that this catch by Sterling Shepard was an incompletion:
Shepard finally got into the endzone on a long 77 yard catch and run, but it was OBJ who reminded the NFL of just how good he is and almost carried the Giants to victory in a single incandescent quarter.