Following the third quarter, the Eagles and Giants are still neck-and-neck in this one-point game. Philadelphia holds the slight edge, ahead 28-27. The Eagles currently have possession of the ball at their own 9-yard line as the fourth quarter begins …
Giants Capitalize After Failed Challenge
On the Eagles' first play of the second half, Sam Bradford handed the ball off to Ryan Mathews, who ran up the middle for a gain of 7. As he hit the ground, the ball came loose but officials immediately ruled the running back down by contact. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin chose to challenge the call, one he ultimately lost. The following play, the Eagles continued to move down the field, picking up 21 yards on a pass to tight end Zach Ertz and converting another third down. However minutes later, running back DeMarco Murray fumbled on a 3-yard carry, turning the ball over to New York. Quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants quickly capitalized as he threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Rueben Randle to go ahead in the game, 27-21.
Thurmond Fumble Recovery Helps Eagles Regain Lead
At the 3:50 mark of the third quarter, the Giants were back at the Eagles' 14-yard line, looking to take a 13-point lead in the game. That quickly changed when linebacker Connor Barwin was able to disrupt Manning's throw. Safety Walter Thurmond caught the ball at the 17-yard line, returning it 83 yards for the touchdown and giving the Eagles a one-point lead yet again. The touchdown was the second of Thurmond's NFL career.
Ertz Sets New Career Highs
With a 3-yard reception in the third quarter, Ertz set a new career high in season and single-game receiving yards. Through three quarters, he has 125 receiving yards on six receptions and his season total is now up to 826.
The Eagles traveled to New York to face the Giants in their final game of the 2015 season. View the full gallery here...