Giants vs. Eagles recap (2024)

The NFL playoffs continued Saturday night with Eagles steamrolling the Giants 38-7 in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. Philadelphia advances to the NFC Championship Game where it will face the winner of Sunday's Cowboys-49ers matchup.

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Summary

The NFL playoffs continued Saturday night with Eagles steamrolling the Giants 38-7 in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. Philadelphia advances to the NFC Championship Game where it will face the winner of Sunday's Cowboys-49ers matchup.

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January 22, 2023 at 10:29 AM ESTBo Wulf

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Eagles one win away from shot at Philadelphia immortality

Jason Kelce was talking to the media in front of his locker after the Eagles’ ho-hum 38-7 win over the New York Giants in the divisional round when he was interrupted by Dom DiSandro, the team’s senior adviser to the general manager/chief security officer. DiSandro handed his phone to Kelce, whose face lit up when he saw who was FaceTiming to say hello. It was Chad Hall and Colt Anderson, once Kelce’s teammates in Philadelphia, now the wide receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills and the assistant special teams coach for the Cincinnati Bengals, respectively. A night before their two teams face off in the playoffs, Hall and Anderson were presumably reminiscing over dinner.

Another former teammate of Kelce’s, the Eagles’ director of player development Connor Barwin, once warned Kelce that you reach a point in your career when you realize you have more in common with the coaches than most of your teammates. Mike Kafka, the offensive coordinator on the opposite sideline Saturday night, for instance, was drafted by the Eagles one year before Kelce.

The arc of Kelce’s 12 seasons in Philadelphia spans four head coaches and countless teammates. Three of those teammates — Malcolm Jenkins, Brent Celek and Torrey Smith — were ceremonial captains for the Eagles Saturday night. And while those three certainly accomplished more during their collective careers than players such as Hall, Anderson and Kafka, they served as a reminder of the stakes now at hand. After dispatching the overmatched Giants, the members of the 2022 Eagles are two wins away from becoming immortal. They’re one slip-up from becoming trivia.

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January 22, 2023 at 7:34 AM ESTDan Duggan·Staff Writer, Giants

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Giants can be proud of turnaround season, but Eagles drubbing proves there’s still long way to go

A year ago, the Giants were directionless.

General manager Dave Gettleman had “retired” after presiding over one of the worst four-year stretches in franchise history. Coach Joe Judge was fired after flaming out spectacularly during his second season.

The Giants hit the reset button, bringing in outsiders at general manager (Joe Schoen) and head coach (Brian Daboll). It may be tough to see it from the smoldering remains of a season that ended with what Daboll called a “crash landing” in a 38-7 drubbing by the Eagles in the NFC divisional round, but the Giants are finally headed in the right direction.

“I’m proud of where we came from the last two years,” safety Xavier McKinney said. “Just to see the growth that we’ve made as a team, it’s been great to see. It’s been great to be a part of. But we’re just looking to build more. We’re not there yet, and we know that, so we’re just looking keep building. I know we’ll be able to do that.”

There’s plenty of reason for optimism after a 9-7-1 regular season that produced the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2016. Dreams of another magical Super Bowl run started to percolate after the Giants traveled to Minnesota in the wild-card round and won their first playoff game in 11 years.

But Saturday provided a reality check. The Giants have made great strides in the first year of this new regime, but there is still a long way to go to compete with league’s upper echelon.

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January 22, 2023 at 7:08 AM ESTZach Berman

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Jalen Hurts, Lane Johnson return to top form vs. Giants and offer Eagles hope for more

Jalen Hurts and Lane Johnson danced a few feet from each other as if they knew they were a synchronized storyline, with Yung Joc’s “It’s Goin’ Down” providing the tempo on the stadium speakers during a night that will take its place in Eagles lore. At that moment, minutes before the Eagles’ 38-7 domination of the New York Giants in the NFC divisional round, the big questions in Philadelphia were about those two players.

There was intrigue about whether Hurts would return to his MVP-level form — and playing style — from the first 15 weeks of the season before he sprained his right shoulder. Johnson, one of the team’s most important players, delayed surgery to play in the postseason with a torn adductor. It was unknown how the injury would affect the standout right tackle in his first game since Christmas Eve.

Three hours, five touchdowns and 268 rushing yards later, those questions were answered. The hopes of the team — and the city — seem realistic.

“You f—ing saw it, pardon my language,” left tackle Jordan Mailata said. “It’s just that juice, man. That swag. Jalen’s got a ton of swag, so he’s always showing it out on the field. And his football IQ, just making plays out there. And having the same continuity on the O-line, it’s a fact — a key stat to winning games. … So it helps when you get your star players back, for sure.”

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January 22, 2023 at 7:07 AM ESTCharlotte Carroll·Staff Writer, Giants

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‘It’s a crash landing’: Feel-good Giants season ends with devastating dud vs. Eagles

Forget the Giants’ previous two matchups against the Eagles — both losses — or the odds coming into Saturday night’s divisional round matchup — the Giants were big underdogs. They didn’t matter. Not to the Giants at least.

The players expected to leave Philadelphia with a win, then start readying for their regular weekly routine and preparing to play in the NFC Championship Game.

“Everyone in here thought we’d be playing the ‘Niners or the Cowboys next week,” center Jon Feliciano said.

Instead, they were blindsided, routed by the Eagles 38-7 and left trying to put the devastation they felt into words after their feel-good season ended on a soul-crushing final note.

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Eagles roll Giants with 268 rushing yards on way to NFC Championship berth

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants 38-7 on Saturday night in the NFC divisional round. The Eagles will face the winner of Sunday’s matchup between Cowboys and 49ers. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Eagles built a 28-0 lead at halftime behind the play of quarterback Jalen Hurts, who threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another in the first half.
  • Eagles running backs Kenneth Gainwell and Miles Sanders combined for over 200 yards, and the team totaled 268 rushing yards and three rushing scores.
  • Philadelphia’s defense tallied an interception, five sacks and allowed just 227 yards in the game.

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January 21, 2023 at 11:25 PM ESTJim Ayello·Staff Editor, NFL

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Tough night for the Giants

After two destructive losses to the Eagles this year, it’s clear the Giants No. 1 offseason priority will be to find a way to close the gap with their divisional rival.

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January 21, 2023 at 11:18 PM ESTJim Ayello·Staff Editor, NFL

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The Eagles offensive and defensive fronts dominated this game

On offense, the star-studded line allowed the Eagles to rush 44 times for an astounding 268 yards (6.1 YPC). Meanwhile, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was hit just one time despite the Giants blitzing on more than 42% of his dropbacks.

On defense the Eagles sacked Daniel Jones five times, hit him six times and pressured him on more than 31% of his dropbacks. Jones was under duress all night, even to the point of missing open receivers when he had the time to make throws.

January 21, 2023 at 11:17 PM ESTJason Starrett·Deputy Managing Editor, NFL/College Football

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Quaretbacks worst nightmare

Eagles finished the game with five sacks against the Giants.

Philadelphia's 75 total sacks this season (and counting) are the third most in NFL single-season history, including the playoffs. Only the Bears in 1984 (82) and 1985 (80) have more.

January 21, 2023 at 11:12 PM ESTBo Wulf

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One game away from the big show

The Eagles are one win away from a Super Bowl appearance after their 38-7 trouncing of the Giants tonight. They will host either the 49ers or Cowboys next Sunday.

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Giants shocked the world this season

The first year of the new Giants' regime was a huge success, despite tonight's ugly loss. The Giants wildly exceeded expectations this season.

Still, tonight was a reminder of how far they have to go. The Giants have major decisions ahead this offseason. The work begins now."'

And with that, the 2022 Giants season will come to an end.

Doesn't feel like it tonight but it was a remarkable turnaround for Giants under first year HC Brian Daboll as the team won its first playoff game in 11 years.

January 21, 2023 at 11:07 PM ESTTobias Bass·Associate Editor, News

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The Eagles finish off the Giants for a 38-7 win

It’s tied for the largest playoff win in Philadelphia franchise history with the Eagles’ 38-7 win over the Vikings in the 2017 NFC Championship.

It’s the largest playoff loss for the Giants since the 1993 divisional round against the 49ers (lost 44-3) and their third largest overall (lost 1961 NFL Championship vs. Packers 37-0).

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Rumble young man rumble

The Eagles kept their proverbial foot to the floor to finish out this game.

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Eagles cruise to the NFC Championship game

The Giants fail to convert on fourth down and turn the ball over with 2:51 left. This game was already over. But now it's finished. And we're just waiting for it to be done.

The Eagles pull their starters with less than three minutes to play. They'll rest up for the remainder of this one and prepare for the NFC Championship next week.

January 21, 2023 at 10:57 PM ESTZach Berman

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Strip-sack for the Eagles' computer-building defensive end

Josh Sweat with a strip sack.

In his free time, he builds computers by hand.

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Eagles extend their lead to 31-7

If it wasn’t already clinched, that should do it. Eagles can now prepare for the winner of the Cowboys/49ers matchup.

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Odd decision by Dan Duggan

How can you punt in that spot? Really makes Daniel Jones not throwing the ball away on second-and-1 (ran out of bounds and lost 5 yards) loom even larger.

The punt decision matrix wasn’t active for this drive since the expected win rate is so heavily in the Eagles direction, but that decision to punt was unusual (to say it nicely).

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January 21, 2023 at 10:44 PM ESTJim Ayello·Staff Editor, NFL

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Who says blocking is boring!

The Eagles have 209 yards on the ground, led by Miles Sanders 90 yards rushing.

January 21, 2023 at 10:41 PM ESTJim Ayello·Staff Editor, NFL

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Get ready for next week

If the Eagles score another touchdown here, do they pull starters? You'd have to think they wouldn't want to risk injury in a four-score game.

January 21, 2023 at 10:40 PM ESTJim Ayello·Staff Editor, NFL

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Letting the boys play

Talk about letting them play; there have been three accepted penalties tonight for a total of 15 yards. The Eagles have been flagged twice for 10 yards; the Giants just once for five yards.

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