Giants Free-Fall Continues, Lose To Eagles 48-22

The Eagles dominated the Giants from start to finish in beating their division rival 48-22 to improve to 12-1, maintain their lead in the NFC for the No. 1 seed, and clinch a spot in the postseason tournament for the second year in a row.

The Eagles never trailed, starting with a methodical touchdown drive on their first possession, opening up a 21-0 lead in the second quarter before the Giants got on the board. The Eagles led by as much as 48-14 before the Giants got a last-minute touchdown.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts once again played at an MVP level, throwing for 217 yards, rushing for 77, and accounting for three total touchdowns. Hurts became the first quarterback in NFL history with double-digit rushing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. He also posted a 109.2 QB rating.

Giants QB Daniel Jones was 18 for 26, 169 yards, and one TD. Saquon Barkley started after speculation surrounding a neck issue that cropped up late in the week. His workload was limited and he stayed on the sideline once the score grew so lopsided. Barkley finished with nine rushing attempts for 28 yards and two receptions for 20 yards.

The Giants are 7-5-1 and their Week 15 meeting with the Commanders  (also 7-5-1) at FedEx Field is a rematch of the Week 13 20-20 tie. Next Sunday night’s game stands as the most important game of the season for both sides — almost a playoff eliminator for the loser.

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