Giants’ Rivalry Woes Continue with Christmas Loss to Eagles

Giants’ Rivalry Woes Continue with Christmas Loss to Eagles

The Giants were competitive and turned a 20-3 halftime deficit into a game that ended with them dropping a pass in the Eagles’ end zone to force overtime. But quarterback Tyrod Taylor – for the second time this season – came up empty in the final seconds of Philadelphia’s 33-25 Christmas loss.

“Rivalry game. Give them credit,” head coach Brian Daboll said after the loss, the Giants’ fifth straight at the hands of their division rival. “… You don’t want to lose.” Despite the on-board imbalance going into the game – Philadelphia battling for the NFC no. 1 seed and New York in the race for a Top 5 draft pick – the Giants made it a real NFC East sweep by capitalizing on sloppiness and mistakes. from the home side, keep shouting.

But the result still had an air of inevitability. andquot;In the time I’ve been here, it’s not a waste if we lose all the time,andquot; four-year safety Xavier McKinney said. “We just have to figure it out and try to turn the tide against them and win.” Going back a little further, since the 2014 season, Big Blue is now 3-17 against Philly, including last season’s finals.

And the space — which seemed to close last season — between the top of the division and the Giants remains their biggest obstacle to overcome. “We didn’t close [the gap]. That clearly shows,” received Saquon Barkley on Monday, according to The Athletic. – We played the cowboys twice and won.


We played a very good game here and won. I’m not saying anything negative, that’s the truth. “If this team and this franchise want to go where we want to go, we have to start beating those teams.andquot; Taylor, who came on with Tommy DeVito on the bench early in the second half, said he also felt disappointed. “We played them three times last year and neither game went well,” he said.

“There’s a lot of competition in football… in the division you play twice with the team and you want to be successful. You never want to feel like you’re losing.” DeVito, whose first taste of the rivalry lasted just one half and ended after 55 yards on 9-16 passing, echoed the veteran’s sentiments: “It’s frustrating to lose to a team once, let alone a few times.” New York will get one last crack at the season finale at the Meadowlands in a game that could have implications for the playoff visitors, but not much for the hosts other than pride.

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