Eagles Put Giants Playoff Hopes on Hold
The New York Giants playoff hopes are on hold for at least a few more days as they fell to their NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles 24-19 last night.
Big Blue were in a 14 point hole halfway through the first quarter after the Eagles marched down the field on their first possession and scored on a Darren Sproles 25 yard touchdown.
On the Giants next possession Eli Manning threw a pick to Eagles Safety Malcom Jenkins who ran it back 34 yards for an touchdown.
Eli also threw a few more picks in the second half stalling drives.
The irony here is the Giants had 470 yards of offense to Philly's 286, and they ran 88 plays to the Eagles 55.
I think the Giants defense did their part but just couldn't overcome that 14 point first quarter deficit.
The loss gives the Dallas Cowboys the NFC East title and the number one seed in the playoffs.
The Giants can still make the playoffs this weekend if anyone of these teams losses or ties, Green Bay, Tampa Bay or Detroit.
If all of those teams win this weekend the Giants can still control their own destiny with a win next weekend.
The Giants will close out the regular season with another NFC East match up with the Washington Redskins
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