The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants, 23-17, on Monday Night Football in overtime behind Carson Wentz’s 325 passing yards and Zach Ertz’s two receiving touchdowns.
The past couple weeks both the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys have been gifted multiple opportunities to take control of the NFC East, but both teams seem uninterested in doing so. That trend almost continued tonight at halftime, when the Giants were ahead 17-3 against the Eagles.
After a scoreless first quarter from both teams, Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to Darius Slayton, and both kickers traded field goals. Manning passed for 203 yards and two touchdowns, as he severely cooled off in the second half. Slayton was a monster throughout, catching five passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Saquon Barkley was held in check, rushing 17 times for 66 yards.
The rest of the game was all Eagles, as Boston Scott scored from the two-yard line on a rush in the third quarter and a late touchdown pass from Wentz to Ertz tied the game. Wentz finished with 325 passing yards and two touchdowns, Scott rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown, and Ertz caught nine passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns.
In overtime, the Eagles scored on a two-yard pass from Wentz to Ertz. The touchdown capped a 75-yard drive that took almost five minutes. The 20 unanswered points pushed the Eagles past the Giants to improve their record to 6-7, tied with the Cowboys.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Cowboys own the tiebreaker for the division title. The Eagles next three games are against the Redskins, Cowboys and Giants. Two of those wins should be sure-fire victories for the Eagles, as both the Redskins and Giants are borderline embarrassing franchises. The Cowboys play the Rams, Eagles and Redskins. The Eagles schedule favors them more, which is a perfect opportunity to win the division outright. Whichever team wins in Week 16 will be the victor of the division.