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Digital Nest: Finishing Strong


The Eagles may have come up short on achieving their ultimate goal of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy this season, but on Sunday they ended their season on a high note by defeating the New York Giants 34-26 to finish up with a 10- record.

Many Eagles fans made the short trip up the New Jersey Turnpike to watch the final game of 2014 in person, but many of those who couldn't be in attendance took to social media to follow all of the action. Here's how the Eagles' sweep of the Giants played out on Twitter on Sunday afternoon …

#TheRook Gets The Eagles On The Board

The Giants drove 80 yards on just six plays on their opening possession, capping off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run from Andre Williams. But the Eagles answered right back with an 80-yard drive of their own, needing only three plays to tie the game. From 44-yards out, it was Jordan Matthews finishing his rookie season strong with his eighth touchdown reception …

#SpecialForces At It Again

After the Eagles jumped out to a 14-7 lead on Brent Celek's first touchdown grab of the season, the Giants put nine-straight points on the board to go up 16-14. Cody Parkey would answer with a 32-yard field goal (setting the all-time NFL rookie points record in the process), and the Eagles went into halftime with a 17-16 lead.

The Giants then went three-and-out on their first possession of the second half, but before the Eagles offense could even make it back out to the field, Eagles special teams were back to their usual ways of putting points on the board. This time, it was James Casey who broke free and blocked the punt, and rookie Trey Burton who was there for the scoop and score …

Special Forces strikes again! #FlyEaglesFly — Luke Lyons (@CityTank) December 28, 2014

Win, Lose or Tie- #FlyEaglesFly

A Chris Polk touchdown combined with another Parkey field goal helped secure the Eagles' 10th victory of the season, finishing 10-6 for the second straight year. While the playoffs were out of the picture entering the day, it was clear that the Eagles still ahd a lot to play for, and after the game, both fans and players alike reacted to the conclusion of the 2014 season …

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