Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca
It was another disgraceful game for the Giants who find new ways to throw games away. Along the pantheon of bad losses under the Gettleman/Shurmur administration, this has to be near the top. We know Shurmur is dead man walking but hopefully this put the last nail in the Gettleman coffin for this pompous, incompetent know it all. For a full analysis of Monday’s night game go back and look at my week 14 Prophet’s Point After. I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version here.
The Giants build up a 14-point lead by the half 17-3. They took advantage of the Eagles weakness, their secondary. Eli was able to get 2 long touchdowns to Slater at the expense of overmatched cornerback Darby. In the first half, Wentz was terrible with only 97 passing yards and a lost fumble. The Eagles come out after half time as a new team. They dominated the time of possession 25:15 minutes to only 8:55 for the Giants in the second half and overtime. The Giants had 6 3 and outs in the second half!
The Eagles were mentally tough. They control their own destiny because if they win out, win the division. The Eagles were decimated by injuries in the game and still pulled out the victory! Jeffrey (now on IR), their only deep threat to stretch out the defense, went down early in the second quarter. Nelson Agholor was out this week. Pro Bowl left tackle, Lane Johnson went out at the 4-minute mark of the second quarter. In the 4thquarter Arcega-Whiteside went down and left the game. The Eagles had one wide receiver left, Greg Ward, 2 tight ends and the running backs. Boston Scott had the game of his life when he got a chance to play more because of the injuries.Continue reading