Dave Weinberg’s Eagles-Giants 2-Minute Drill
Here is a quick look at the Eagles win over the New York Giants on Sunday.
Eagles' best number: 9 (Eagles penalty yards)
Eagles' worst number: 4 (Giants sacks)
View from my living room:
The leaves in my yard didn't rake themselves. I'm two-thirds of the way through after a day and a half of using a leaf blower, raking and hauling piles on a sheet to the curb.
1. Eagles running back Miles Sanders (144 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns)
2. Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (3 sacks)
3. Eagles place-kicker Jake Elliott (2-for-2 field goals, 1 punt for 35 yards)
Eagles' best play
Boston Scott set up one of Elliott's field goals with a 66-yard kickoff return, the Eagles' longest this season.
Eagles' worst play
Giants linebacker Elerson Smith blocked a punt from the Eagles' end zone in the second quarter. Eagles punter Arryn Siposs grabbed the ball and ran for 13 yards, but injured his leg on the play. That forced punt returner Britain Covey to be the holder for Elliott's field goals and Elliott to be the punter.
The Eagles led 14-0 when Giants punter James Gillan was penalized for an illegal kick. The Eagles took possession at the Giants' 33-yard line. Quarterback Jalen Hurts threw a 33-yard TD pass to wide receiver A.J. Brown on the next play to increase the lead to 21-0.
Did you notice?
The Eagles clinched a playoff berth for the fifth time in the last six seasons. ... The Eagles' 48 points were their most since they had 51 against Denver on Nov. 5, 2017. ... Eagles 48 points were their most against the Giants since they scored 49 on Oct. 4, 1959. ... Brown became the first Eagles wide receiver with 1,000 yards for the season since Jeremy Maclin in 2014. ... Sanders became the first Eagle to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since LeSean McCoy in 2014. ... Elliott's punt was his first since the 2020 season.