It didn’t feel right, but in tonight’s Monday Night Football match-up, Cowboys Nation joined together to root for the archrival Eagles against this upcoming week’s opponent – the New York Giants.
While the entire game put us to sleep, the end result of a 27-7 Eagles win had huge implications, as it leveled the Giants and Eagles at 3-3. This leaves the Cowboys just a game behind for first place at 2-3.
The Giants only points would come on the opening possession, as Eli Manning made quick work of the Philadelphia defense, completing his first four passes before connecting on the fifth to Odell Beckham Jr. in the end zone. Just like that, the Giants led 7-0.
After a very quick three and out from the Eagles, Manning would complete his next five passes before throwing an interception to DeMeco Ryans. Things would fall apart for the Giants from here.
The defense had a chance to once again get off the field, but a roughing the passer call on third down led to a 32-yard game-tying strike from Sam Bradford to Riley Cooper.
In the second quarter, Nolan Carroll intercepted Manning on the sideline and returned it 17 yards for the go-ahead score. This would be the first of three straight possessions ending in a turnover before the Eagles were able to manage a field goal to end the half with a 17-7 lead.
The Giants would appear to gain some traction to start the second half when they forced a fumble on the Eagles opening possession of the third quarter. However, the Philly defense held and DeMarco Murray all but sealed the deal on the ensuing drive.
His 12-yard score capped off an 85-yard march, making the score 24-7. Murray finished with 109 yards on 22 carries, his first game over 100 yards this season.
The Giants will make the short trip home to prepare for Randy Gregory and the Cowboys, as they attempt to find a way to patch the offensive line and protect Manning from a Dallas front that expects to be at full strength for the first time all season.
Philadelphia will travel to Carolina to face the undefeated Panthers on Sunday Night Football.
The box in blue is currently the best thing we have going for us.