The Philadelphia Eagles assembled to breach the New York Giants, 23-17, in overtime on Monday night football. The conquest boosted the Eagles to 6-7, which binds them for first place in the division with the Dallas Cowboys. After one of the most cliche quarters of football of the entire season, Darius Slayton induced the second quarter off with a bang. On the first play of the quarter, the Giant’s rookie great receiver caught a pass right in front of Eagles corner Ronald Darby, then broke a gear and took it to the house for a 35-yard score. A late-quarter drive from Philly concluded around midfield and left the Giants too much time on the clock to react.
Slayton severed bracket coverage and raised in a deep ball down the left sideline, laying down the Giants to a 17-3 lead. Eli Manning volleyed for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the first two quarters but would be incapable of recapitulating his play in the second half. The two teams trucked punts on five sequent claims to open the second half, and then the Eagles ultimately got their first touchdown of the game with a 10-play, 58-yard drive that ate up 5:39 of game time. It concluded with third-string running back Boston Scott plowing into the end zone from two yards out. The Giants were clinging to a 17-10 advantage, with only the fourth quarter left to play.
The Eagles got claim first in the additional period and required just eight plays to go 75 yards down the field as Ertz again got the end zone to tighten a six-point victory. Despite being down to only two active wideouts, the Eagles slanted on other tackles to help them move the ball in the second half. Ertz ended with nine catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns, Dallas Goedert had three catches for 41 yards, and Scott had 128 complete yards and a touchdown. It was a silly game in repellent weather. Still, the Eagles got a way to stay alive in the postseason race.