Giants’ dream ends with thud thanks to dominant Eagles

Giants’ dream ends with thud thanks to dominant Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — The finality is what’s so merciless. The blood kinship amongst them will final without end, and heat their hearts with time.

Simply not within the minutes earlier than midnight Saturday evening and simply not after midnight as their bus left Heartbreak Lodge and rolled north up the Turnpike, undoubtedly in silence, again to 1925 Giants Drive.

Simply not subsequent Sunday when the NFC Championship is performed, and simply not on Tremendous Bowl Sunday, when the Giants will watch the Eagles, or someone else, hoist the Lombardi Trophy. If they’ll bear to observe.

The Giants weren’t presupposed to be right here, making an attempt to shock the Eagles and shock the world and carry their fan base to inside 60 minutes of the Tremendous Bowl. However they acquired right here, they usually refused to cease dreaming a dream they by no means thought unbelievable, and even not possible, even when everybody else did.

They believed. They believed they might do that. They believed they could possibly be one in all our without end Giants groups. They believed they might place a fifth Lombardi Trophy contained in the glass case within the foyer inside 1925 Giants Drive.

And the Eagles, 38-7 winners, wasted no time knocking the assumption out of them.

The Eagles confirmed up because the staff the Giants aspire to be sooner or later.

Daniel Jones is pressured by Haason Reddick through the Giants’ 38-7 blowout loss to the Eagles within the NFC divisional spherical.Charles Wenzelberg

The Giants merely didn’t present up.

They may not stand as much as the one staff that had bullied them again on Dec. 11.

Outplayed and outcoached once more.

Eli Manning, in some way smiling and exhorting the group as he was booed on the video board seated subsequent to his daughter, was pressured to observe a efficiency from his previous staff that was strictly for the Birds.

Fly, Eagles, Fly.

Cry, Giants, Cry.

Giants-Towards-The-World and The World gained.

The Giants had been so outclassed you questioned whether or not the Alternative Giants who put up a greater combat right here two weeks in the past might need had a greater probability.

Our Approach?

Attempt Bitter Approach.

Or, given the best way the Eagles jumped on them and punched them within the mouth, Cower Approach.

Curses to the Linc, the place the Giants wanted to play their greatest recreation of the season, and couldn’t. The place the Giants wanted to summon each final ounce of combat, of resilience, of poise, of psychological toughness that had served them so nicely and sustained them.

They may not.

Daniel Jones wanted to once more impose his will on the evening, on the Linc, fireplace heat-seeking missiles into tight home windows, rampage by means of defenders along with his loopy legs, be the franchise quarterback area normal he has grown to be underneath Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.

He couldn’t.

He wanted to be higher than Jalen Hurts.

He was not.

Jones telegraphed a cross that James Bradberry intercepted in entrance of Darius Slayton not lengthy after Daboll had gone for fourth-and-8 on the Philly 40. Jones was sacked by Haason Reddick, and Hurts capitalized on the brief area to make it 14-0, on the best way to 28-0 at halftime.

Saquon Barkley runs for a small achieve through the Giants’ loss.Corey Sipkin

The Eagles wouldn’t let him run.

Or conceal.

Jones at halftime: 6-for-10, 57 yards, one interception, 13 yards speeding.

Saquon Barkley wanted to be the 230-pound Barry Sanders, be a weapon within the passing recreation, if not the very best participant on the sector.

He was not, aside from one 39-yard burst within the third quarter.

The Eagles welcomed him to The Metropolis of Smotherly Love.

Barkley at halftime: 4-7 speeding, 1-2 receiving.

Dexter Lawrence wanted to be the largest bully of all of them.

He was not.

Eagles’ speeding whole at halftime: 140 yards.

Daboll had informed the Giants that he wanted everybody.

He didn’t get everybody.

When it mattered, he didn’t get anybody.

The Eagles performed with a swagger — see Dallas Goedert’s early stiff-arm on Adoree’ Jackson — and dictated the phrases of engagement.

This was presupposed to be one other a kind of Giants-Eagles brawls from one other time when Lawrence Taylor terrorized Ron Jaworski, when Michael Strahan schooled Jon Runyan, when LT and Carl Banks tried to chase down Randall Cunningham, when Reggie White and Jerome Brown made life depressing for Phil Simms, when Invoice Parcells understood that his gamers wanted to maintain their heads on a swivel in case Buddy Ryan went bounty searching, when Donovan McNabb picked up a telephone on the Giants sideline for a fake name.

It was not.

Daboll restored delight to a franchise that solely final January was a laughingstock.

That delight was nowhere to be discovered on Saturday evening.

A foul day that started with no water to bathe underneath due to a burst pipe on the staff resort solely acquired worse when the Giants stunk up the sector.

And so remorse was their undesirable passenger on the bus again residence. Generally, Ya Gotta Bereave.

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