Giants Lose 11-Point Lead to Eagles; Fall to 1-6

The New York Giants suffered another heart-breaking loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, blowing an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Giants are now 1-6 on the season.

Philadelphia scored on the game opening drive with a one-yard touchdown run by Carson Wentz. The Giants tied it up later in the quarter when Daniel Jones connected with Golden Tate for a 39-yard score.

Following a series of turnovers from both teams and an Eagles missed field goal, Philly led the game 10-7 at halftime.

New York gained momentum in the third quarter. Jones ran the ball 80 yards down to the Eagles’ eight-yard line after tripping at the end of the play. Wayne Gallman then finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run to give the Giants a 14-10 lead.

At the beginning of the fourth, the Giants had the ball at their own three-yard line and marched 97 yards down the field. The drive was capped off with a two-yard touchdown pass from Jones to the returning Sterling Shepard. The Giants led 21-10 with just over six minutes left.

The Eagles quickly got six points back on a three-yard touchdown pass from Wentz to Greg Ward. The team failed on the two-point attempt and trailed 21-16. On the next Giants possession it was third and seven from their own 47-yard line. Evan Engram dropped what would have been the game winning catch, and as a result, the Eagles had the ball with two minutes left.

Wentz and Boston Scott anchored a 71-yard drive that ended with an 18-yard touchdown reception by Scott. The Eagles again failed the two-point attempt, leading 22-21 with 40 seconds remaining. Jones was sacked on the following drive by Brandon GrahamBrandon Graham and fumbled the ball to give Philly the win.

Jones completed 20 of 30 passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He ran the ball four times for 92 yards. Gallman had 34 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries. Sterling Shepard had six receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown. Markus Golden, Jabrill Peppers, and Dexter Lawrence each had one sack on the night. James Bradberry recorded his third interception of the year.

The Giants will be at home in week eight when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.

(Photo: Ric Tapia/NFL)

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