The NY Giants, winners of two straight division games, appear primed to make a run at the NFC East division crown after strong showings from Daniel Jones, Wayne Gallman, and others in a 27-17 win over the Eagles
From the game’s opening series, the NY Giants controlled much of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, en route to an upset over the division rival and now appear in command of the NFC East race.
Just don’t tell NY Giants head coach Joe Judge.
“I’ll tell everyone right now, it’s irrelevant,” Judge said of the division standings. “The only thing that matters is we keep improving as a team and go 1-0 every week. The overall standings, we’re not going to look at those, we’re not going to focus on those; that’s not an emphasis in our organization. We’ve got to keep improving as a team to give ourselves a chance to be the best program we can be.”
There’s no dispute when it comes to the program Judge has built. Yes, the Giants are now just 3-7, but they have won two games in a row on the backs of playing complementary football in a pair of victories sealed by critical plays by the defense in the waning moments.
“We’re taking steps,” Giants safety Jabrill Peppers said. “We still have a long way to go, but we’re taking steps. I definitely feel like we’re a better team today than we were three weeks ago. Three weeks ago, we lost this game in the final minutes. Now we found a way to hang on. You just build off that, man, and keep executing by getting one percent better day in and day out.”
Added James Bradberry, who broke up a Carson Wentz pass on a critical fourth quarter 4th down play, “Confidence is high, but when we get back from this bye week, we’re going to take it week to week.”
Before looking ahead to the bye week, here’s a look back at the studs and duds from Sunday’s 27-17 win over the Eagles at MetLife Stadium: