Eagles book playoff spot with big win over Giants in New York as Jalen Hurts throws for two touchdowns and runs another to clinch decisive victory
- The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants 48-22 on Sunday afternoon
- Jalen Hurts and Co. improved to 12-1 and clinched their playoff spot
- The quarterback threw two touchdowns and ran for another in the win
- He threw for 217 yards, hitting DaVonta Smith for 41 yards and AJ Brown for 33
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The Philadelphia Eagles continued their unstoppable run as they clinched their playoff ticket with a 48-22 victory over the declining New York Giants on Sunday.
Jalen Hurts threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Eagles’ best offense in the NFL proved unstoppable against the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Hurts improved on his MVP credentials by throwing for 217 yards and hitting DaVonta Smith on a fourth strike TD for 41 yards and AJ Brown for 33 yards as the Eagles (12-1) scored on their first three possessions.
The Eagles continued their unstoppable run as they clinched their playoff ticket
Jalen Hurts’ offense went wild as they scored six touchdowns, including AJ Brown’s 33-yarder
Hurts improved his MVP credentials by throwing for two touchdowns and running for another
The third-year quarterback also rushed for 77 yards, highlighted by a 10-yard TD springboard late in the third quarter.
Miles Sanders rushed for 144 yards and scored on 3- and 40-yard carries as the Eagles handed the Giants their worst loss under first-year coach Brian Daboll. Jake Elliott kicked two field goals for Philadelphia, which secured its second consecutive playoff appearance and fifth in six seasons.
The Eagles finished with seven sacks, including three by Brandon Graham.
Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor threw touchdown passes for the Giants (7-5-1). They have one win in their last six games (1-4-1) and their hopes of securing their first playoff spot since 2016 crumble with four games to go.
Miles Sanders ran for 144 yards and scored on 3 and 40 yard carries against the Giants
Hurts also hit DaVonta Smith (right with Zach Pascal) on a 41-yard fourth TD strike
The Eagles, who have the league’s second-ranked defense and third-ranked offense, dominated early on. They sacked Jones twice in the first series and Hurts then took over, leading them to 84 and 91 yards for touchdowns.
The Giants’ third possession had a comic conclusion. Jamie Gillen lost the ball on the way to a punt. The ball bounced and he threw it 15 yards from the Eagles 42. It was an illegal kick and the Giants were penalized 10 yards with a down loss. Hurts hit a wide open Brown for a 21-0 lead on the next game.
Hurts, Sanders and Brown each scored 10 touchdowns for the Eagles, who have scored at least 30 points in each of the past three weeks.
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