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For perhaps the first time this season, Philadelphia looked like defending Super Bowl champions, crushing the New York Giants in prime time.

Geoff Magliocchetti

Even in the lowly NFC East, a 1-5 mark may officially be enough to call your season over.

Carson Wentz tallied 321 total yards and found Alshon Jeffery for two scores, as the Philadelphia Eagles rolled to a 34-13 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night at MetLife Stadium.

It took the Eagles (3-3) just three plays to inform Giants fans that it would be a long night, as Eli Manning’s second play from scrimmage, as well as his second throw of the night, was intercepted byΒ Kamu Grugier-Hill. The Eagles capitalized three plays later withΒ  Wentz’s first scoring hookup with Jeffery, this one from 13 yards out.


The Giants responded with an Aldrick Rosas field goal, as well as a stop on their next defensive drive, but the Eagles continued to grow their lead. Corey Clement capped off things with a one-yard score that gave the Eagles a 14-3 lead to end the first quarter.

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The Giants were to get deep into Philadelphia territory after the teams exchanged punts for four drives, embarking on a 65-yard drive anchored by Barkley. Unfortunately for New York, all they could muster, once again, was a Rosas field goal.

The Eagles took advantage to increase their lead further, with Wentz and company needing just four plays to go 75 yards, finishing things off with a 10-yard Wentz scoring pass to Zach Ertz.

The Giants did try to break through and throw downfield on a drive just before halftime but were once more forced into a Rosas field goal. This one, however, fell just short from 52 yards out, and the Eagles were able to create a long field goal attempt of their own. Jake Elliott made his kick from 54 yards to create a 24-6 halftime lead.

On their first drive of the second half, one that took up just over six minutes, the Eagles unofficially put the game away with a 12-play, 75-yard drive that gave them a 31-6 lead, the points coming via a one-yard Wentz pass to Jeffery.

The Giants did manage a rare bright spot in the form of Saquon Barkley, who tallied 229 total yards in defeat. He would score the Giants’ lone touchdown of the game, a 50-yard run that somewhat narrowed the tally.

The Giants will now get 11 days off before engaging in another prime time game, a Monday night showdown against the Atlanta Falcons on October 22.

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