The better team won on Sunday, we can’t deny that. Entering this matchup, NY Giants fans were hoping that Big Blue would be able to keep things tight and try to steal a game away from the Eagles. Things didn’t go as planned, with Philadelphia having zero issues improving to 12-1 on the year, dominating and posting a 48-22 win. Ugh.
Unfortunately for Brian Daboll, we all saw just how much stronger of a squad the Eagles are compared to the Giants. From early on during Sunday’s meeting, it was clear Philly was going to record a rather easy win. All in all, this was tough to watch, with five things in particular sticking out.
5. The nightmare start for the Giants was maddening
On NY’s opening drive, things actually looked promising for a short period of time, with Daniel Jones hitting wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins for a 14-yard gain. That was exactly what the doctor ordered to open things up. After that nice gain, however, things went downhill for the G-Men and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.
A failed screen to Saquon Barkley and sacks given up by Andrew Thomas and Evan Neal led to the G-Men having to punt the ball to the Eagles early on. The two sacks were so disappointing to witness, especially with Thomas giving up one. He’s been arguably the best left tackle in the game this year, but Philly got to him early.
To make things worse for the Giants and Daboll, the Eagles got the ball and Jalen Hurts did his thing. Hurts powered Philly to a 14-play, 84-yard drive that was wrapped up with a short touchdown run by Miles Sanders. In the blink of an eye, the Eagles took a 7-0 lead and they never looked back.