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Eagles Clinch NFC East Title And No. 1 seed With Win Over Giants

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Philadelphia Eagles are 14-3 after beating the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. Final score: 22 to 16.

With the win, the Eagles OFFICIALLY clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture. They are also officially now NFC East champions.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts returned to the starting lineup. He completed 20-of-35 passes for 229 yards with an interception and added nine carries for 13 yards on the ground.

Hurts’ first pass was a 35-yard completion to WR A.J. Brown. With that play, Hurts became the second Eagles player in franchise history with 3,500 passing yards and 500 rushing yards in a season, joining Randall Cunningham. Brown, meanwhile, broke the team’s single-season receiving yards record previously held by Mike Quick (1,409).

Jake Elliott kicked field goals of 32, 52 and 39 yards in the first half. Boston Scott ran for an 8-yard touchdown. 10 of Scott’s 17 career TDs are against the Giants. The Eagles took a 16-0 lead into halftime. Elliott added field goals of 54 and 22 yards in the second half.

A.J. Brown had four catches for 95 yards and fellow WR DeVonta Smith set the Eagles season record for receptions with 95. He had seven receptions against the Giants.

The 14 regular season wins are the most in a season for the Eagles.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. Photo courtsey of Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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