Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

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Carson Wentz threw for three touchdowns as the Philadelphia Eagles easily took down the struggling New York Giants 34-13.

1:29 | October 12, 2018 | Football, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Game Information
Location: MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 77,167

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Breathe a little easier Philadelphia and surrounding areas. The Eagles are back and looking super.

Just goes to show you what a little urgency, some big plays - and a timely game against the New York Giants can do for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Carson Wentz threw a season-high three touchdown passes and the Eagles got an early lift from their defense and special teams in beating the struggling Giants 34-13 on Thursday night, avoiding their first three-game losing streak since the 2016 season.

"It's a big win for us," said Wentz, who finished 26 of 36 for 278 yards and no interceptions. "NFC East and the conference. It's huge. Being 3-3 is better than 2-4. This is more like who we are. We can build from this."

The win put the Eagles into a first place tie with Washington (2-2) in the NFC East with Dallas (2-3) a half game back. The Giants are fading fast.

Wentz sandwiched touchdowns passes of 13 and 1 yard to Alshon Jeffery around a 10-yarder to tight end Zach Ertz to help the Eagles build a 31-6 lead. They beat the Giants (1-5) for the fourth straight time and seventh in eight games.

Corey Clement scored on a 1-yard run and Jake Elliott added field goals of 33 and 30 yards.

"This is finally the game where we played like the Philadelphia Eagles," said Ertz, who was limited to seven passes for 43 yards. "We're finally the Eagles again."

Rookie halfback Saquon Barkley scored on a 50-yard run and rushed for 130 yards in one of the few bright spots for the Giants' offense, which was booed repeatedly in losing at home for the third time. Aldrick Rosas had field goals of 33 and 21 yards.

This was seen as a must-win game for both teams in the weak and wide-open NFC East, and the Eagles went out and grabbed it.

They came into the game having scored seven points in the first quarter and they doubled that against New York.

Eli Manning was under pressure all night from the Eagles. They sacked him four times and hit him 13 other times. He finished 24 of 43 for 281 yards.

"We want to get after the passer every week," coach Doug Pederson said. "These games are battles. It all comes down to which team gets after the passer. We hit Eli and put him on the ground. That was big."

It started on the opening series.

Kamu Grugier-Hill intercepted Manning's pass that was tipped by fellow linebacker Jordan Hicks and he returned it to Giants 16. Three plays later, Wentz was forced out of the pocket and found Jeffery after getting all day to throw.

A 46-yard run by Barkley set up Rosas' 33-yarder to cut the gap to 7-3, but the Eagles took control later in the quarter after DeAndre Carter returned a punt 23 yards to the New York 44. Passes of 17 to Jeffery and 14 to Clement set up Clement's touchdown run.

A spectacular tackle-breaking run by Barkley on a 55-yard screen pass helped cut the lead to 14-6 in the second quarter but Wentz hit a wide-open Nelson Agholer on a third and 3 and connected with Ertz for a 21-6 lead on the next play.

Elliott made it 24-6 just before halftime and Philadelphia put the game out of reach with a 75-yard drive that ended with a short Jeffery TD catch.

"We didn't do anything well enough to win tonight," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. "Credit Philadelphia. Good football team."

The only thing meaningful after that was Barkley's touchdown run.

"How do I feel about my performance tonight?" Barkley asked rhetorically. "Doesn't matter to me. We didn't win."

FAN OF THE GAME

Odell Beckham Jr. headbutted a giant cooling fan during a second-half fit that also included him screaming from the sideline and eventually being calmed by Barkley. Beckham also left for the locker room before the end of the first half, though Shurmur said Beckham was excused early because of cramping.

Beckham said his tirade was just a bit of self-motivation.

"I was just trying to get myself going," he said. "I felt like some of those plays where I was getting myself going was some of my best stuff. So I was just trying to get myself fired up. I did that and it helped me."

Thursday's scene comes a week after Beckham bemoaned the lack of downfield passes from Manning and the team's subpar energy following a 33-31 loss to Carolina. Beckham had six catches for 44 yards Thursday, and his longest reception was 12 yards.

INJURIES: Eagles LT Jason Peters left with a biceps injury. Backup cornerback Sidney Jones left in the first half with a hamstring injury. The Giants had LB Ray Ray Amstrong (concussion), WR Cody Latimer (hamstring) and CB Antonio Hamilton (illness) leave the game.

BARKLEY GAINS: Barkley has gained at least 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first six career games. He is one off the NFL rookie record set by Kansas City's Kareem Hunt.

UP NEXT

Eagles: Host Carolina on Oct. 21.

Giants: At Atlanta on Oct. 22.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Giants
13:15 Alshon Jeffery 13 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 7 0
10:06 Aldrick Rosas 33 yd FG 7 3
01:28 Corey Clement 1 yd run (Jake Elliott kick) 14 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Giants
05:44 Aldrick Rosas 21 yd FG 14 6
04:22 Zach Ertz 10 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 21 6
01:29 Jake Elliott 33 yd FG 24 6

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Giants
08:42 Alshon Jeffery 1 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 31 6
06:10 Saquon Barkley 50 yd run (Aldrick Rosas kick) 31 13

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Giants
14:52 Jake Elliott 30 yd FG 34 13

Team Stats
  Philadelphia New York
1st Downs 23 17
Total Yards 379 401
Passing 271 254
Passing Completions/Attempts 26-36 24-43
Yards/Pass 7.3 5.4
Rushing 108 147
Rushing Attempts 31 17
Yards/Rush 3.5 8.6
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 32:30 27:30

Philadelphia Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Carson Wentz 26 36 278 7.7 3 0

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Eli Manning 24 43 281 6.5 0 1

Philadelphia Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Wendell Smallwood 18 51 2.8 0 8
Corey Clement 11 43 3.9 1 14
Carson Wentz 2 14 7.0 0 9

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Saquon Barkley 13 130 10.0 1 50
Wayne Gallman Jr. 4 17 4.2 0 9

Philadelphia Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Nelson Agholor 3 91 30.3 0 58
Alshon Jeffery 8 74 9.2 2 17
Zach Ertz 7 43 6.1 1 15
Corey Clement 3 26 8.7 0 20
Jordan Matthews 2 26 13.0 0 16
DeAndre Carter 1 11 11.0 0 11
Dallas Goedert 1 7 7.0 0 7
Wendell Smallwood 1 0 0.0 0 0

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Saquon Barkley 9 99 11.0 0 55
Cody Latimer 3 52 17.3 0 39
Odell Beckham Jr. 6 44 7.3 0 12
Sterling Shepard 3 37 12.3 0 20
Wayne Gallman Jr. 2 25 12.5 0 18
Scott Simonson 1 24 24.0 0 24
Jawill Davis 0 0 0.0 0

Philadelphia Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jalen Mills 7 2 0 0
Nigel Bradham 6 0 1 7
Jordan Hicks 5 5 0 0
Malcolm Jenkins 5 1 0 0
Michael Bennett 4 2 1 8
Fletcher Cox 3 3 1 6
Avonte Maddox 3 3 0 0
Ronald Darby 2 0 0 0
Treyvon Hester 2 0 0 0
Destiny Vaeao 1 0 1 6
Derek Barnett 1 1 0 0
Brandon Graham 1 1 0 0
Kamu Grugier-Hill 1 0 0 0
Tre Sullivan 1 0 0 0
Josh Adams 0 0 0 0
Corey Clement 0 0 0 0
Dallas Goedert 0 0 0 0
Sidney Jones 0 1 0 0
Chris Long 0 1 0 0
Joshua Perkins 0 0 0 0

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Landon Collins 8 2 0 0
Alec Ogletree 8 0 0 0
Eli Apple 6 2 0 0
B.J. Goodson 5 1 0 0
Curtis Riley 5 1 0 0
Kerry Wynn 4 2 0 0
Damon Harrison Sr. 3 2 0 0
Olivier Vernon 2 0 1 7
B.J. Hill 2 0 0 0
Nate Stupar 2 1 0 0
B.W. Webb 2 0 0 0
Janoris Jenkins 1 1 0 0
Josh Mauro 1 2 0 0
Michael Thomas 1 2 0 0
Dalvin Tomlinson 1 0 0 0
Ray-Ray Armstrong 0 0 0 0
Saquon Barkley 0 0 0 0
Connor Barwin 0 1 0 0
Lorenzo Carter 0 1 0 0
Sean Chandler 0 0 0 0
Jawill Davis 0 0 0 0
Antonio Hamilton 0 0 0 0
Kareem Martin 0 1 0 0
Elijhaa Penny 0 0 0 0

Philadelphia Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Kamu Grugier-Hill 1 24 0

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Philadelphia Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
DeAndre Carter 2 34 17.0 0 20

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jawill Davis 2 58 29.0 0 32

Philadelphia Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
DeAndre Carter 5 47 9.4 0 23

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Odell Beckham Jr. 3 0 0.0 0 9

Philadelphia Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Jake Elliott 2 3 67.0 33

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Aldrick Rosas 2 3 67.0 33

Philadelphia Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Cameron Johnston 5 240 53

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Riley Dixon 5 253 52