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Giants-Eagles Week 18: Five great games to cap off a disappointing season.

The New York Giants closed out a difficult 2023 campaign with a comeback win at home against their fierce rivals. New York defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, upsetting a playoff-bound team 27-10. Philadelphia left key starters late in the first half with the Giants leading 24-0.

The Eagles are underdogs in the playoffs, so their hamstrings may be a little sore, but at least they’re in the playoffs. Philadelphia has lost five of its last six games. The Eagles’ only win came against the Giants on Christmas Day.

The 6-11 Giants showed their resilience with a convincing win. Wink Martindale sent home and yard to Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, and Tyrod Taylor continued to attack the opposing defense downfield.

Taylor finished the game with 297 yards passing, one touchdown, one interception and four explosive plays with his arm (20 yards). Tommy DeVito appeared in the game several times when Taylor was down, but the veteran quarterback finished the game.

This will almost certainly be the last game for Sterling Shepherd, the longest-serving Giant of all time. Shepard finished with three catches for 18 yards. Those three catches moved him past tight end Jeremy Shockey on the Giants’ all-time receiving list. Shepherd is currently ranked 5th.

The futures of running backs Saquon Barkley and Xavier McKinney are also uncertain. Both players are free agents and both had fantastic games against the Eagles.

Barkley finished the game with two rushing touchdowns and a long 46-yard reception that set up Darius Slayton’s 19-yard touchdown catch.

McKinney threw two interceptions in the final three minutes of the first half. He also added a valuable pass on goal. I eagerly look forward to the offseason to see what happens with both players. Adoree’ Jackson may have also played his final game as a Giant.

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The Victor had slight consequence on the Giants’ draft position. If New York lost, they would have with the fifth pick in the draft, rather than the sixth, where they sit now behind the Los Angeles Chargers.

Honestly, for me, it feels great to beat the Eagles in a game that could have been consequential if Washington found a way to defeat Dallas. New York is 2-15 in their last 17 games against the Eagles. Since 2008, the Giants have gone 7-26. Not good!

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