UP – He was an unlikely hero, particularly after missing a 52-yard attempt earlier in the second half, but Elliott will forever be a part of Eagles lore after nailing the game-winning, 61-yard field goal. And he may not even be on the team in six weeks.
UP – He didn’t have to do as much with the Eagles committed to the ground game. But he often made the right checks at the line, and when they needed him most, Wentz drove the Eagles to a touchdown and two field goals on the final three drives.
SIDEWAYS – It was a day of redemption for the Eagles tight end. Ertz rebounded one play after he couldn’t pull in a Wentz pass and caught his first touchdown of the season. And he caught two passes on the game-tying field goal drive after he had a costly fumble earlier in the fourth quarter.
UP – They had been a neglected and much-maligned group, but Wendell Smallwood, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles were productive throughout Sunday. They rushed for a combined 171 yards on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns.
Odell Beckham Jr.
SIDEWAYS – He’s as talented a receiver as there is in the NFL. Even when he’s covered, he’s not covered. But Beckham needs to relieve himself of that fire hydrant touchdown celebration.
UP – It took nearly 60 minutes for Wentz to throw his longest pass of the game, but it was a beauty – a 19-yard bullet to Jeffery to set up the winning field goal.
UP – It was a group effort, and linebacker Joe Walker also gets a nod, but Curry was first to meet Orleans Darkwa in the backfield when the Eagles stuffed the Giants on fourth and goal at the 1-yard line.
Eagles pass rush
DOWN – Eli Manning was getting the ball out quickly for most of the day, but the Eagles’ front four failed to sack the Giants quarterback even when he took deep drops.
SIDEWAYS – Pederson’s fourth-and-8 gamble was a head scratcher. And his offense continued to look sloppy. But his squad never relented after squandering a 14-point fourth-quarter lead.
UP – With Jordan Hicks sidelined with an ankle injury, Kendricks’ playing time increased and he delivered. His biggest play came when he deflected a Manning pass that Patrick Robinson caught for an interception.
Jalen Mills and Rasul Douglas
UP – They weren’t without their faults, but how many cornerbacks go through entire games in the pass-happy NFL without giving up catches? None. Mills and Douglas continued to answer the call.
DOWN – He made Pederson look like Paul Brown.
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