Although the questionable Odell Beckham Jr. started and scored early, the New York Giants endured a dreadful night in Philadelphia on MNF.

New York Giants 7 (3-3)
Philadelphia Eagles 27 (3-3)
Full Game Box Score
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

By Robby Sabo

New York Giants: Monday Night Disaster In PhiladelphiaNot even a Hollywood director could dream up a better script to force fans of the New York Giants fell more miserable. The only way to describe Monday Night Football for Tom Coughlin’s squad was “true horror.”

The final score turned out to be Philadelphia Eagles 27, New York Giants 7. What was worse about this horror script was that things started out delightfully.

Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants second-year phenom wide-receiver, was listed as questionable coming into the contest due to a bum hammy he injured last Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers. Though there were serious doubts about his availability, he did, indeed, start the game.

And start the game he did. The Giants took the opening drive of the game and marched 80-yards on 8-plays, resulting in an Eli Manning to Beckham Jr. 13-yard TD.

After that, however, the horror script was in full effect. Philadelphia reeled off 27 unanswered points.

Sam Bradford – though he was still shaky with three interceptions – threw for 280 yards and a score on 24-of-38 passing. His TD went to Riley Cooper in response to the Beckham Jr. TD.

To say Manning and the Giants offense struggled would be the understatement of the year. The offensive line couldn’t block a soul, and the run game suffered for it. They could only muster 81-yards on the ground as a team, and remain the only NFL squad to not have run for 100-yards in any one game this season.

Manning finished with an uninspired line of 23-of-37 for 200 yards, 2 TD, and 1 INT. His dreadful night included this pick-6 to the house:

With the loss, New York falls to 3-3 while the Eagles jump to the same record. Philly now leads the NFC East by a half-game thanks to this head-to-head victory.

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