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Giants 28, Eagles 23

Giants receiver Odell Beckham hauls in a jump ball over Eagles safety Jaylen Watkins for a 1-yard score in the second quarter.

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Giants receiver Odell Beckham hauls in a jump ball over Eagles safety Jaylen Watkins for a 1-yard score in the second quarter.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Even with Eli Manning toying with Philadelphia's secondary for much of the game, the Giants barely held off the Eagles.

Manning threw for four touchdowns and New York's defense had two interceptions and three stops on fourth downs to beat Philadelphia 28-23 Sunday.

"Philadelphia, the last few years, has had our number," said Manning, whose team had lost five of six to the Eagles. "We've played close games, but haven't been able to win those close games. So to be able to pull it off (Sunday) and get that win was nice."

The Giants won their third straight, stopping the Eagles from the New York 17-yard line after Manning was intercepted with less than two minutes left.

"At the end of the game, you have to go out there with confidence, confident that you are going to stop them," Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said. "We have been playing well in games, and when they get the ball down there and our backs are against the wall, we know we have to stand up."

Two of Manning's touchdowns went to Odell Beckham, with the others to Roger Lewis and Sterling Shepard.

It was a game marked by big plays on offense — six of more than 30 yards in the first half alone — and defense (four interceptions) and special teams (Giants defensive end and former USF standout Jason Pierre-Paul's block of a field goal, Darren Sproles' 66-yard punt return for the Eagles). Most of the day, it was a mismatch of Manning and his receiving corps against a sieve of an Eagles secondary. New York picked on every defensive back, with the biggest victim cornerback Leodis McKelvin, no matter whom he tried to cover.

Less than two minutes in, safety Landon Collins made his third interception in the past two games; he had one as a rookie last year. Manning found Beckham on a slant after McKelvin failed to bump him at the line, and Beckham surged into the end zone for a 26-yard score.

Andrew Adams, a rookie safety from UConn, had no interceptions in his previous five games. He sure knew what to do with the ball after hauling in Carson Wentz's high pass moments later, returning it 19 yards. Manning hit Lewis three plays later after McKelvin and cornerback Jaylen Watkins collided, and it was 14-0.



Giants 28, Eagles 23 11/06/16 [Last modified: Sunday, November 6, 2016 10:36pm]
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