The Philadelphia Eagles were in extreme survival mode on last night going into the halftime locker room trailing the 2-10 New York Giants 17-3.
Thing is they weren’t only down two TD’s points—they were also down to two healthy wide receivers.
Thing is, they still had All-Pro tight end Zach Ertz—which the Giants seemed to forget—allowing him to catch a pair of two-yard TD passes to steal the game.
The first came with just 1:53 left in the game to force overtime and the second seemingly in the same spot about five minutes later to complete the three-score comeback.
And it wasn’t just a comeback for the game, it was a comeback from near elimination as a loss would have dropped Philly to 5-8 and put their postseason hopes in serious jeopardy.
Now they not only have a pair of cupcakes—although this game was supposed to be one as well—against the Giants again and the Redskins—they also face Dallas and need only win out to waltz onto the playoffs.
Sure, the Cowboys need only do the same and beat Philly in that game but—thing is—they face the Rams this Sunday making it a bit trickier.
Meanwhile the overtime win ruined Eli Manning’s first start since Week Two. It sure started great as he connected with Darius Slayton on TD passes of 35 and 55 yards to give them that 17-3 first half lead.
But old Eli got tired in the second half and was completely ineffective as the Eagles defense held the G-men scoreless in the final 30 minutes.
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