By Eric Jacinto
On Sunday afternoon in South Philly, the defending champions saved their season by beating the New York Giants, 25-22 sweeping the two games. Jake Elliott hit the game-winning 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds left. They had to fight their way back as they were down 19-3 in the first half. It was really a tale of two halves, in the first half the Eagles seem like they're gonna get blown out again as they couldn't stop rookie running, Saquon Barkley who scored two touchdowns in the first half. In the second half, it was a whole different story the Giants for some dumb reason only gave the ball to Barkley four times and only scored three points. Barkley ended up with 142 yards total yards (101 rush, 41 rec yards) with two touchdowns (1 Rush, 1 Rec). The Eagles defense was a big part of the come as they stepped up and stopped the Giants from getting in the end zone. Big props to the defense for actually stepping up.
With the win the Eagles are now 5-6 with five games left three of them are within the division (two vs the Redskins and one vs Cowboys), they need to win basically all three of them to win the division. I don't see how they win the division without beating the Cowboys and at least splitting with the Redskins. It will be tough to do as they didn't play all that great on Sunday they had a decent second half against a bad team who I think packed it in or it seemed that way. They also have games against the Los Angeles Rams in LA and Houston Texans at home and those games will not be easy. Right now if I had to predict what they will do basic off how they've been playing this season, I'll say they go 2-3 and finish 7-9 and miss the playoffs, I just think there's to much to overcome with the injures in the secondary and the fact the coaching sucks on both sides of the ball this season. I honestly don't have faith that they can get this done and win the division, they've proved they can do that this season in fact they haven't won two or more games in a row this season. And if they want to win the season they're gonna after to do that. The Washington Redskins, are next on Monday night at home, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in Big D, then the LA Rams, then the Houston Texans for the home finale and Washington Redskins in DC to end the season.