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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor
The Eagles entered the half with an embarrassing 3-3 tie.
It took the defense handing Jalen Hurts and the offense the ball at the Giants 20-yard line for the team to get any momentum.
That ended the game as the Eagle defense didn’t give up a first down until they put in all their backups. In fact, it seemed like almost every other play at that point was a potential turnover for the defense.
Meanwhile, the receivers bailed out Hurts on some deep passes and made incredible grabs to keep the momentum on their side and allow the clock to become their friend.
The end result was a beatdown that shouldn’t have needed the defense to get the offense going, but results in the Eagles landing squarely in playoff contention nonetheless.
Let’s give some love to the big man whose been holding down the right side of the line. He allowed no pressures in this game while also scoring a touchdown of his own.
Even though it probably should have been called a facemask, it was Avery’s pressure that turned the tides in this game. He forced Fromm to heave up a terrible pass that McLeod was all alone to intercept and return to the 20-yard line. It’s a question mark whether the Eagles offense ever gets a drive going without that momentum and that was all thanks to Avery. It turned a 3-3 snoozefest into an absolute drumming that got so bad that the Giants seemed to give up on the game by the time the fourth quarter came around.