The Giants are right in the NFC East race following its 27-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday. Wayne Gallman ran for two touchdowns, giving him a total of five on the season. He has also ran for a touchdown in four straight games.
Daniel Jones opened up the scoring on the first drive of the game, running it in for a 34-yard touchdown. Gallman’s first touchdown of the day came in the second quarter on a two-yard run on fourth down to finish off a 13-play drive. The Giants held a 14-3 lead at halftime, resulting in the fifth consecutive game New York had a lead at the half.
Philadelphia opened up the third quarter with a quick five-play drive that featured a 56-yard touchdown run by Boston Scott. After converting the two-point attempt, the Giants led 14-11. The Giants quickly responded on the following drive after Gallman scored his second touchdown of the day, a one-yard run. The back and forth continued as Corey Clement scored on a five-yard run on the following Eagles possession. However, Philadelphia failed the two-point attempt.
The Big Blue defense did not allow another score going forward. Graham Gano made two field goals in the fourth to extend the lead.
This is the first Giants win over the Eagles since the 2016 season.
Daniel Jones had his best game of the season, completing 75% of his passes for 244 yards. He added 64 yards on the ground and one touchdown. He did not have a turnover for the second straight game. Gallman totaled 53 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. Darius Slayton had five receptions for 93 yards. The Giants ran for 151 yards in total. The defense had three sacks and did not allow a single third down conversion.
The Giants (3-7) will head into the bye week just two games behind the Eagles in the loss column for the NFC East lead.
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