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Eagles Blow Out Giants To Advance To NFC Championship Game

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Philadelphia Eagles jumped out to 28-0 lead at halftime, on route to a 38-7 dominant victory. It was their third win over the New York Giants this season. The win advances the Eagles to the NFC Championship game.

The Eagles offense led by QB Jalen Hurts came out firing on all cylinders. Hurts completed all seven of his first-quarter throws with touchdowns to Dallas Goedert and a 9-yard screen to DeVonta Smith that made the score 14-0 with 1:21 to go in the first quarter. Hurts added a 5-yard rushing score with 43 seconds to play in the second quarter.

DeVonta Smith #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his touchdown with teammate A.J. Brown #11 during the first quarter against the New York Giants in the NFC Divisional Playoff game. Photo courtsey of Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

For the game, Hurts completed 16-for-24 passes for 154 yards with two passing TDs, one rushing, and a passer rating of 112.2.

The Eagles running game was extremely dominant. It was led by Miles Sanders, who carried the ball 17 times for 90 yards. Kenneth Gainwell had 12 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown. Boston Scott added 32 yards and a touchdown.

DeVonta Smith led the receivers with 6 catches. TE Dallas Goedert had 5 receptions. The Eagles offensive line imposed their will all night.

The defense held the Giants to just 64 yards of offense and three first downs in the first half. LB Haason Reddick was unstoppable. He appeared to have back-to-back sacks, forcing a turnover on downs on the Giants’ first possession. One of the sacks was changed later, however, and Reddick had to settle for sharing one of them with DE Josh Sweat.

Eagles LB Haason Reddick #7 pressuring Giants QB Daniel Jones. Photo courtsey of Desiree Rios/The New York Times

The Eagles sacked Giants QB Daniel Jones five times. Reddick and Sweat each had 1.5, Cox had one, and Brandon Graham added another. CB James Bradberry intercepted a pass in the first half. Bradberry was released by the Giants and signed by the Eagles this past summer.

The Eagles host the NFC Championship game next week against the winner of the San Francisco 49ers-Dallas Cowboys matchup.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. Photo courtsey of Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

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