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The Eagles are down 17-3 at the half...
Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense couldn't get it going in the first half. Meanwhile, Manning looked lights out, have an instant connection with rookie wide receiver, Darius Slayton. Slayton, a fifth round pick in last years draft, looked like a premier wide receiver in the first half against the Giants. He caught for two touchdowns, and managed to toll in 154 yards. His outstanding play made Eli look like vintage Eli, the one that one two Super Bowl MVP's. This first half was wrapped up with a last second bomb down the field to Slayton, and the Giants looked like they were going to beat their divisional rivals. However, that wasn't the case.
The second half proved to be much different than the first. The Eagles scored two touchdowns to tie up the game. This included Zack Ertz's catch with two minutes to go in the game. On the other side of the ball, Darius Slayton only was targeted twice, not even picking up a reception in the second half. Carson Wentz put the NFL on notice, showing he can lead his team to a victory when they most need it. If the Eagles were to lose against the Giants, most hope for their playoff push would be lost. Dallas and Philly both stand at 6-7 right now, with Dallas ahead on head to head matchups. The Eagles finish up their season with games against all three of their NFC East foes, the Redskins, Cowboys, and Giants. If they manage to win out, the win the NFC East. It will definitely be fun to watch how all of this unfolds in upcoming weeks.
For the Giants, they now stand at 2-11 and have upcoming games against the Dolphins, Redskins, and Eagles. If they manage to lose out, it is very likely they draft at the number two spot, and it's very likely that they can get Ohio State pass rusher, Chase Young.
Written by Chris Dailey
Founder of The Sports Court.
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