Eagles Barely Edge Giants In Thursday Night Football
After leading the Eagles on a last-minute, game-winning, drive quarterback Carson Wentz revealed that his game-winning touchdown, to beat the Giants 22-21, throw to Boston Scott, was not the original play.
“He wasn’t the primary read on that play,” Wentz explained after the win, via the team’s official transcript. “The way it happened – I stepped up in the pocket – and [Giants’ S. Jabrill Peppers] had pretty good coverage. But [I gave] Boston a chance there to make a play and he did. He plays bigger than whatever he is – 5-foot-7 – he plays bigger than that. [Scott] made a great play. I was pretty surprised when we pulled it off. When I threw it I thought it was a little high, but like I said, [Scott] plays bigger than he is. Obviously, there were a lot of emotions there. It was kind of a big, exciting moment, but a big, kind of sigh of relief because we left a lot of plays out there. The way we battled and found a way at the end of the game was huge for us.”
It has been a tough year for the Eagles, but thankfully for them, they are in the putrid NFC East. They are currently tied for first place in their division with a record of 2-4 and in the NFL winning your division is good for a playoff spot despite your record. Although it may look terrible, the Eagles may end up being a 6-10 playoff team this year.