PHILADELPHIA — This game can’t be written about, but at the end of the day the Philadelphia Eagles are the NFC East champions and won home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Philadelphia never trailed in defeating the New York Giants 22-16. Jalen Hurts looked rusty when he returned with a game plan that made it look like the Eagles wanted to come out of this game unscathed.
Hurts completed 20 of 35 for 229 yards and an interception in the win as the Eagles couldn’t find the end zone enough to put the Giants away entirely. Philadelphia was 1 of 5 in the red zone in the win as Jake Elliott made five field goals — his longest in the third quarter from 54 yards.
Thanks to the Eagles scoring early, the result was never in doubt. The Hurts led the scoring on four of their five drives, but Philadelphia had only one touchdown — Boston Scott’s 8-yard run to give the Eagles a 10-0 lead with 4:14 left in the first quarter. Philadelphia led by double digits with less than two minutes left in the game — Kenny Gollade’s huge touchdown catch on Darius Slay cut the lead to 22-16.
6 — including Giants starters Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. Davis Webb was 23 of 40 for 168 yards and a touchdown pass in his first career start, including 41 rushing yards and a touchdown.
For the Eagles, A.J. Brown passed Mike Quick with a 35-yard catch on the first play of the game for the Philadelphia player who had the most receptions in a season. Brown finished the season with 1,496 yards. Meanwhile, Devonta Smith finished his regular season with 95 catches — the most by a receiver in franchise history.
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