Philadelphia Eagles book NFC Championship Game at home with 38-7 over New York Giants in Divisional Round
Jalen Hurts threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles outscored the New York Giants in a 38-7 thrashing that clinched their spot in the NFC Championship Game.
Hurts finished with 154 passing yards, completing 16 of 24 attempts, and had 34 rushing yards for the Eagles, who will now host either the No. 2 seeded San Francisco 49ers or their division rivals. NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys, in the conference title game next Sunday.
It was the Eagles’ run game that the Giants simply had no answer for. Philadelphia racked up a whopping 268 rushing yards in the contest.
Kenneth Gainwell produced a moment of magic with that 35-yard score as the Philadelphia Eagles cruised to a 38-7 victory over the New York Giants.
Kenneth Gainwell had a career-high 112 yards on 12 carries, including a 35-yard burst for a late game touchdown, while Miles Sanders had 90 on 17 attempts. And, in addition to Hurts’ rushing score, Boston Scott also found the end zone for a staggering 11th time in eight career games against the Giants.
|Giants 0-7 Eagles||Jalen Hurts passes 16-yard TD to Dallas Goedert (extra point)|
|Giants 0-14 Eagles||Jalen Hurts passes TD from nine yards to DeVonta Smith (extra point)|
|Giants 0-21 Eagles||Boston Scott three rushing yards TD (extra run)|
|Giants 0-28 Eagles||Jalen Hurts TD from five rushing yards (extra run)|
|Giants 7-28 Eagles||Matt Breida eight rushing yards TD (extra run)|
|Giants 7-31 Eagles||Jake Elliott 30 yard field goal|
|Giants 7-38 Eagles||Kenneth Gainwell 35 rushing yards TD (extra point)|
The Eagles defense was also dominant. They fired New York quarterback Daniel Jones five times and picked him off once late in the first quarter, with the Giants already trailing 14-0.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert earned a brilliant one-handed catch for the first touchdown against the New York Giants.
In Philadelphia’s opener, Hurts connected with tight end Dallas Goedert for a 16-yard score and, after the Giants’ opening series ended with a turnover on the 40-line yards from the Eagles, the home side extended their lead with a scoring six-hit from Hurts to DeVonta Smith.
Two plays from scrimmage later, former giant James Bradberry jumped past Jones’ pass intended for Darius Slayton, just the second interception the quarterback has thrown since Nov. 20.
Former New York giant James Bradberry pulled off a sensational interception from Daniel Jones late in the first quarter.
Scott came out from the three-yard line midway through the second quarter to make it 21-0, while Hurts’ five-yard run with 48 seconds left put Philly up 28-0 at halftime. time and practically ended the match. The Eagles beat the Giants 258-64 in net yards in the first half, with 18 first downs to just three.
New York snapped a four-game offensive outing streak with an 88-yard run in the second half, powered by a 39-yard run from Saquon Barkley. Later, the Giants’ star running back took a direct snap from the eight-yard line and passed it to Matt Breida for the visitors’ first and only touchdown of the game.
Matt Breida scored the first and only touchdown of the game for the New York Giants after a bit of red-zone trickery by the offense.
The Eagles had a quiet third quarter, but they missed more than half of the fourth quarter with a 15-play, 70-yard drive that culminated in a 30-yard field goal from Jake Elliott, before the score late from Gainwell does not apply the final touch. to an emphatic victory.
- Passing: Daniel Jones, 15/27, 135 yards, 1 INT
- Rushing: Saquon Barkley, nine carries, 61 yards
- Receiving: Richie James, seven catches, 51 yards
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts scored a rushing touchdown to extend his lead over the New York Giants.
- Assists: Jalen Hurts, 16/24, 154 yards, 2 touchdowns
- Rushing: Kenneth Gainwell, 12 carries, 112 yards, 1 TD
- Receiving: DeVonta Smith, six catches, 61 yards, 1 TD
The NFL Divisional Round continues Sunday night when the Buffalo Bills host the Cincinnati Bengals for the first time since Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest in their Week 17 Monday Night Football game, with the winner set to face the Chiefs. Watch it live on Sky Sports NFL from 8 p.m.
Then, after the action in Buffalo, the Dallas Cowboys travel to the San Francisco 49ers as two of the NFL’s most prestigious franchises face off to determine who will face Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game next weekend. . Kickoff in Santa Clara is at 11:30 p.m.
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