NOTES FROM EAGLES OVERTIME WIN OVER GIANTS
PHILADELPHIA DEFEATS N.Y. GIANTS, 23-17, IN OVERTIME
Philadelphia improved to 87-86-2 (.503) in the all-time series vs. N.Y. Giants. This marks the Eagles’ first series lead in a rivalry that extends back to 1933 (including playoffs).Philadelphia has won each of its last 6 games vs. N.Y. Giants, as well as 10 of its last 11 (.909) and 19 of its last 23 (.826) contests overall (including playoffs).Carson Wentz has won 4 consecutive starts against the Giants, completing 100-of-145 (69.0%) attempts for 1,015 yards, 7 TDs, 0 INTs and a 104.8 passer rating.
The Eagles own a 6-game winning streak against the Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Overall, Philadelphia has produced a 12-6 (.667) record vs. N.Y. Giants at the venue.
The Eagles totaled 20 unanswered points to close the game and outscored the Giants, 20-0, in the second half and overtime, after trailing 3-17 after the second quarter.
Philadelphia outgained N.Y. Giants, 302-29 (+273), in total net yards in the second half and overtime, including 219-3 (+216) in passing yards and 83-26 (+57) in rushing yards.
The last time the Eagles allowed 29-or-fewer total net yards in the second half or overtime was on 9/23/01 at Seattle (23 yards). The last NFL team to accomplish the feat happened earlier this season – Baltimore on 9/8/19 at Miami (28 yards).The last time the Eagles allowed 3-or-fewer passing yards in the second half or overtime was on 11/2/08 at Seattle (-2 yards).
The last NFL team to accomplish the feat happened earlier this season – Buffalo vs. Denver (-15 yards).The Eagles held the Giants to just 2-of-12 (16.7%) on third down, including a 0-of-6 mark in the second half and overtime. Overall, Philadelphia forced N.Y. Giants to punt following each of their 6 second half and overtime possessions (excluding the final kneel-down during regulation), including four three-and-out defensive stops.
BIRDS ON PRIMETIME
Philadelphia ranks 4th in the NFL in primetime winning percentage (.700, 14-6) since 2016 (including playoffs), trailing only Seattle (.763, 14-4-1), Pittsburgh (.737, 14-5) and New England (.731, 19-7) (min. 15 primetime games). Since 2016, the Eagles have posted a 5-1 (.833) record on Monday Night Football. That marks the 3rd-highest Monday Night Football winning percentage in the NFL in that span, behind Pittsburgh (1.000, 6-0) and Atlanta (1.000, 4-0).
HOME, SWEET HOME
Including playoffs, Philadelphia has recorded the 3rd-best home winning percentage (.727, 24-9) in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New England (.857, 30-5) and Minnesota (.774, 24-7).
WENTZ RECORDS 5TH CAREER FOURTH QUARTER/OVERTIME COMEBACK
Carson Wentz completed 33-of-50 (66.0%) attempts for 325 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs and a 97.5 passer rating and orchestrated his 5th career fourth quarter/overtime comeback. Wentz had an 8-play, 75-yard, game-winning TD drive in overtime that featured 34 yards on 4-of-4 passing as well as 41 yards on 4 carries by Boston Scott and Miles Sanders. In the second half and overtime, Wentz combined for 228 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs and a 113.4 rating on 22-of-31 (71.0%) passing. In the fourth quarter and overtime, he finished 17-of-24 (70.8%) for 195 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs and a 122.7 rating. Wentz has thrown a TD in 16 consecutive regular-season games, which is tied with Russell Wilson for the longest active streak in the NFL.
ERTZ LEADS EAGLES WITH CAREER-HIGH-TYING 2 RECEIVING TDs
Zach Ertz paced Philadelphia’s passing attack with 9 receptions for 91 yards (10.1 avg.) and 2 TDs, marking his 5th career multi-TD game and first since 11/11/18 vs. Dallas.
Ertz (5,654) also surpassed Pete Pihos (5,619, 1947-55) for the 5th-most receiving yards in franchise history, trailing only Harold Carmichael (8,978, 1971-83), Pete Retzlaff (7,412, 1956-66), Mike Quick (6,464, 1982-90) and DeSean Jackson (6,276, 2008-13, ’19).
PERKINS, SCOTT AND WARD KEY CONTRIBUTORS ON OFFENSE
Joshua Perkins (37 receiving yards), Boston Scott (59 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD and 69 receiving yards) and Greg Ward (34 receiving yards) combined for 199 scrimmage yards vs. N.Y. Giants. All three players opened the 2019 season on the Eagles practice squad. Perkins registered a career-high 5 catches for 37 yards. Scott led the Eagles with a career-high 59 yards and 1 TD on 10 carries (5.9 average) while adding career highs in receptions (6) and receiving yards (69).
MORE FROM THE GAME
Vinny Curry produced a career-high-tying 2.0 sacks against Giants QB Eli Manning. It marked Curry’s 3rd career game with 2.0+ sacks (first since 11/26/15 at Detroit).Miles Sanders recorded 45 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards to combine for 69 scrimmage yards in the game. Sanders (948) surpassed LeSean McCoy in 2009 (945) for the 2nd-most scrimmage yards in Eagles rookie history, behind DeSean Jackson in 2008 (1,008).Sanders (565) is now tied with Po James in 1972 for the 4th-most rushing yards in rookie franchise history, trailing only LeSean McCoy in 2009 (637), Correll Buckhalter in 2001 (586) and Keith Byars in 1986 (577). *
Notes are courtesy of Eagles Media Relations department
Formatted by Al Thompson
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