Giants’ 0-3 season record vs. Eagles a bad kind of franchise history

Giants’ 0-3 season record vs. Eagles a bad kind of franchise history

PHILADELPHIA — It’s mentioned there’s a first time for all the things. Although the Giants have been taking part in soccer since 1925, one thing occurred Saturday night time at Lincoln Monetary Subject that had by no means earlier than gone down in franchise historical past.

When the Eagles walked away with a 38-7 rout in an NFC divisional-playoff recreation, it was the primary time the Giants had ever misplaced three video games to the identical staff in a single season. And groups which have met an opponent they swept 2-0 within the common season are actually 16-9 within the third recreation for the reason that 1970 merger.

On Dec. 11, the Eagles handed the Giants their worst lack of the season, 48-22 at MetLife Stadium. Within the regular-season finale, the Giants, who have been locked into their No. 6 playoff seed, performed their backups in opposition to the Eagles’ starters and have been defeated 22-16. The Giants have misplaced 10 consecutive highway video games to the Eagles, courting to 2013.

Daniel Jones is sacked by Brandon Graham within the fourth quarter of the Giants’ 38-7 season-ending loss to the Eagles.N.Y. Publish: Charles Wenzelberg

The one factors for the Giants got here halfway by means of the third quarter on a Wildcat handoff from Saquon Barkley to Matt Breida, who scored on an 8-yard run.

“I received to offer credit score to Breida, he didn’t give me a option to learn it, he simply pulled it, he simply took it, he grabbed it,’’ Barkley mentioned. “He wished to check it and see if he might use his pace and he did it.’’

Security Xavier McKinney tried to rally his teammates on the sideline and afterward expressed frustration about the best way the protection performed all night time.

“We would have liked to have extra urgency,’’ McKinney mentioned. “We simply appeared actual gradual, we weren’t as much as our customary. We didn’t play our greatest ball.’’

He has been retired for 3 years, however Eli Manning continues to get booed in Philly. Throughout a first-half break within the motion, Manning was proven on the jumbo screens sitting in a field along with his oldest daughter, Ava, and he was booed lustily.

Manning smiled. When the cameras shot again to Manning a second time, he smiled once more and exhorted the group to make much more noise.

Boston Scott, the working again who excels in opposition to the Giants and no different NFL staff, did it once more to his favourite opponent. Scott scored on a 3-yard run within the second quarter to offer the Eagles a 21-0 lead, persevering with his uncanny landing prowess in opposition to the Giants.

He completed the common season with 17 profession touchdowns, 10 of them in eight video games in opposition to the Giants. He now has 11 touchdowns in 9 video games in opposition to the Giants.

OLB Azeez Ojulari, getting back from a quad contusion, didn’t begin, however was in uniform. He got here on the sector on the primary third-down passing state of affairs on the Eagles’ opening sequence and completed with one sort out.

Issues didn’t get off to an auspicious begin for the Giants after they woke up Saturday morning of their downtown staff resort. There was no sizzling water for a short while, a difficulty brought on by a damaged pipe. That meant no showers and no use of the restroom. The state of affairs was remedied earlier than too lengthy, although, and the journey occasion resumed regular actions.

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