Carson Wentz struggled to do much damage most of the day as the NY Giants led from start to finish.
Carson Wentz had a rough day again on Sunday.
As the Philadelphia offense struggled to put up points, Carson Wentz was seemingly unable to spark any late game magic or pull a rabbit out of a hat again vs the NY Giants as the team from the Meadowlands found a way to victory.
Carson Wentz even admitted postgame that the Giants defense made life difficult for him and the Eagles offense. “You gotta credit that defense. They definitely disguise a lot of looks and run all sort of different pressures and made it tough on us”.
"“You gotta credit that defense. They definitely disguise a lot of looks and run all sort of different pressures and made it tough on us”."
Pat Graham’s crew had another successful outing containing the offense.
By limiting several drives and scoring opportunities, the Giants defense gave the offense a cushion to keep the lead from beginning to end. NY’s defense also contributed an incredible nine for nine stops on 3rd-down, an 100% conversion rate, their best in several seasons.
Jabrill Peppers had a huge game for NY, collecting team-highs of seven total tackles, six solo tackles, and two tackles for a loss. Peppers also contributed a half-sack and one quarterback hit, making his presence felt in the pass-rushing department. Add in his 47 yards from punt returns including a 20-yarder that could’ve gone for more and Jabrill’s impact and presence was felt all over this game.
He made the defense’s closing statement for the team as Peppers stopped Boston Scott far short of the sticks on 4th down in the 4th quarter to essentially end the game.
Peppers was asked if his game-clinching play was extra satisfying or redeeming.
“Not really,” Peppers told reporters afterward. “Because when you break it down, he had a highlight touchdown on me to win the game. I was just thinking about making an open field tackle and getting off the field. I wasn’t really thinking about it like, ‘Oh, I gave up this. Let me get this back.’ That was my mindset going into the game. I have to make impact plays and just to wash the bad taste out of my mouth.”
Clearly defensive coordinator Patrick Graham and Joe Judge has this defense inspired, coached up well, and playing good team ball. It’s refreshing to see the New York Giants have a defense that the team and the fans should feel good and confident about for the rest of the season.
The Giants must continue their sturdy play on defense Week 12 after the bye. It is imperative that they make Joe Burrow look and feel like a rookie NFL quarterback.