New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Recap JANUARY 7th 2024

Saquon Barkley rushed for two touchdowns, and the New York Giants dominated the struggling Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams at East Rutherford, N.J.

Tyrod Taylor passed for 297 yards and one touchdown as the Giants (6-11) snapped a five-game losing streak against the Eagles. Xavier McKinney had two interceptions as New York defeated Philadelphia for just the third time in the past 16 meetings.

Jalen Hurts was just 7-of-16 passing for 55 yards and one interception before being pulled in the second quarter for the Eagles (11-6), who lost for the fifth time in six games. Philadelphia is an NFC wild-card team, and the No. 5-seeded Eagles will visit the No. 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week in the playoffs.

Marcus Mariota finished up for Philadelphia and was 13-of-20 passing for 148 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Eagles committed four turnovers.

Taylor completed 23 of 32 passes and was intercepted once for the Giants. He briefly exited with an injury to his throwing thumb before returning when backup Tommy DeVito injured an ankle.

New York snapped a three-game slide, and one of the setbacks was a 33-25 loss to the Eagles on Christmas Day.

Hurts injured the middle finger on his throwing hand in the first minute of the second quarter when New York’s Bobby Okereke rushed in free and hit Hurts’ throwing hand after the quarterback got rid of the ball. Hurts immediately grabbed for the hand and later displayed that the middle finger was bent.

The Eagles entered the game needing to beat the Giants and have the Dallas Cowboys lose to the Washington Commanders to win the NFC East. Dallas won its game 38-10 to win the division crown.

Mason Crosby kicked a 24-yard field goal in the opening quarter before the Giants tacked on three touchdowns in the second quarter.

Barkley scored the first two touchdowns on runs of 2 and 3 yards to make the score 17-0 with 5:08 left in the half.

New York later moved 73 yards on four plays to make it a 24-point margin. Taylor hit Darius Slayton from 19 yards out with 1:47 remaining in the half.

Hurts was intercepted on Philadelphia’s next series before departing the contest. Veteran offensive linemen Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson also exited at that point.

The Eagles got on the board when Jake Elliott kicked a 36-yard field goal with 1:11 left in the third quarter. Mariota tossed a 16-yard scoring pass to Quez Watkins (eight catches, 93 yards) with 10:15 left in the game.

Crosby kicked a 21-yard field goal to give New York a 17-point lead with 3:39 remaining.

–Field Level Media