The Eagles opened the second half of the season with a 27-17 loss at the hands of the New York Giants. The coaches must review the tape and use it as a teaching tool. There's no time to wallow as the Eagles embark on a stretch of five straight games against teams with winning records beginning Sunday in Cleveland.
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A different spin on this one. Boston Scott's ability to keep his foot from connecting with the white paint marking the sideline allowed him to score on this 56-yard run early in the third quarter. Scott continued his ridiculous string of success against the Giants. For his career, Scott has 222 rushing yards, 210 receiving yards, and six total touchdowns against New York. That's 45.2 percent of his career rushing yards, 66 percent of his receiving yards, and all but one of his career touchdowns.
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Postgame Show: Eagles' win streak over Giants comes to an end
Miles Sanders gained 85 yards on the ground, but it wasn't enough as the Eagles lost 27-17 to the New York Giants, snapping an eight-game win streak over the NFC East rival. Amy Campbell, Fran Duffy, Ike Reese, and Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro recap the game.
Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro's game recap
Coming off of their bye week, in control of the NFC East to start the second half of the season, the Eagles dug themselves an early hole at MetLife Stadium and couldn't dig out in a 27-17 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. Some of the numbers in a frustrating game stood out and told the tale of the defeat.
1. The offense failed to convert a third down as drive after drive stalled. For the first time since the 2004 season – November 7, 2004 at the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 27-3 loss – the Eagles didn't convert on third down. They were 0-for-9 on Sunday (one of their third downs was converted on a Giants pass interference penalty in the second quarter). "Too many third-and-longs," Head Coach Doug Pederson said. "It's hard to overcome. We've got to do a better job on first and second down. Too many third-and-longs." The ledger on the distance on third down for the offense – 1, 3, 1, 4 (converted via penalty), 11, 14, 11, 18, 10, 10. The average (not counting the penalty conversion): third-and-9.
Jalen Mills provides insight into emotion in locker room
When asked to describe the mood of the locker room following Sunday's loss, safety Jalen Mills simply said "pissed off."
"We got to put it together. We got to find a way," Mills said. "And I think we are. We definitely let this game go and we're pissed off for sure.
"Everybody's frustrated, not just the coaching staff, players, the whole building. Everybody's frustrated so just not one single person or one individual group."
The fifth-year veteran said that the process of moving on from this defeat will not be any different.
"At the end of the day, we're one week at a time. Got a 24-hour rule, you know that's at least what I was taught," he said. "Once you close your eyes and you wake up in the morning on Monday, you gotta let this go. I'm coming to work, you know Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, pissed off. We got the Browns this week coming up and we got to handle them for sure."
The Eagles have finished strong in each of Mills' first four seasons. In the last two years alone, the Eagles won five of six to get into the playoffs in 2018 and captured four straight to secure the division title last year.