New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles 10/19/15 NFL Score, Recap, News and Notes
Final Score: Eagles 27, Giants 7
October 19, 2015
Wrapping up the Week 6 NFL festivities on “Monday Night Football,” we had a nice-looking NFC East rivalry game between the Giants and the Eagles. New York came into this one fresh off a 3-point win over the 49ers last Sunday in primetime, while Philadelphia blew out the Saints in Week 5. All bets are off whenever these teams meet, and this game wasn’t like anyone expected.
Let’s check out some of the key stats and players from this one so we can figure out why things played out the way they did. Afterward we’ll look ahead to Week 7 to see what’s in store for both teams.
What Happened: The Giants got on the board first with an Odell Beckham Jr. TD catch from Eli Manning from 13 yards out. It would be the only time the Giants would score in the game. The Eagles would respond with a Sam Bradford TD pass to Riley Cooper later in the quarter, and we were all knotted up at seven after one.
In the second, Nolan Carrol took an interception 17 yards to the house, giving Philly the edge once again. Caleb Sturgis would tack on a field goal to make it 17-7 Eagles at the break.
After halftime, Philadelphia would add 10 more points. DeMarco Murray would provide the only scoring in the third quarter on a 12-yard run, and in the fourth Sturgis would boot a 39-yard field goal to slam the final nail in the coffin of the Giants.
The Eagles came away from this game with a 27-7 victory, improving to 3-3 on the year. The Giants would fall to the same mark in what’s become a highly competitive NFC East. Things will only get more interesting from here on out, and these two teams will meet again in the final week of the regular season.
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The Stars: The Eagles defense was the real star here. That unit came up with three takeaways, three sacks and a pair of key intentional grounding calls. Every time Manning got an opportunity to close the gap, the D would step up and stop him in his tracks.
DeMarco Murray also had a strong game, posting 109 yards and a touchdown on the evening.
The Goats: This game was pretty ugly overall; neither team will be too proud this week. We had seven turnovers and 21 penalties in the game, making for a sloppy viewing experience.
Manning would finish with 189 yards, a TD and two picks, while Bradford accounted for 280 yards, a TD and three interceptions.
Injuries: Both teams seemed to be pretty fortunate as far as injury in this one. Darren Sproles of the Eagles was taken out of the game briefly and evaluated for a concussion, but he’d return and be okay.
Outlook: Looking ahead to Week 7, both teams will be back in action on Sunday, October 25th. The Giants will host the Cowboys in another NFC East matchup (4:25 PM ET on FOX), while the Eagles will visit the Panthers on “Sunday Night Football” (8:30 PM ET on NBC).
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