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Key Coaching Decision # 1: (NYG ball, leading 6-0 / Two-Point conversion / 10:44 Q1)
• After a Saquon Barkley touchdown New York lined up for an extra point. Philadelphia was penalized for having too many men on the field. The Giants then decided to go for the two-point attempt after the ball was moved to the one-yard line. Eli Manning’s pass fell incomplete and the score remained 6-0 New York. We do not understand the decision to go for the conversion attempt with almost the entire game left to play.
Key Coaching Decision # 2: (PHI ball, trailing 19-9 / Two-Point conversion / 1:11 Q2)
• Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to Zach Ertz to cut the Giants lead to 10 points. The Eagles decide to go for two and were successful as Corey Clement rumbled into the end zone for a successful attempt to make it a one-score game before halftime.
Key Coaching Decision # 3: (PHI ball, tied at 22-22 / fourth-and-1, NYG 42 / 2:39 Q4)
• Doug Pederson gambled and decided to go for the first down. Carson Wentz hung in the pocket and completed a pass to Nelson Agholor to the Giants 30-yard line to extend the drive. Philadelphia ended the drive with a Jake Elliott 43-yard field goal to give the Eagles the lead with 25 seconds remaining.
• New York had 350 yards in the first half as they shredded the Philadelphia defense. Saquon Barkley had over 130 yards of total offense at the half but only had five touches the rest of the game. The Giants could only muster a little over 50 yards of total offense in the second half. This is hard to understand when you consider the Eagles had multiple injuries on defense including their top five secondary players who were unable to play.
• Josh Adams provided a solid running game for the Eagles as he finished with over 80 yards on the ground including a touchdown. Philadelphia has struggled to find any semblance of a running game this year. The rookie back out of Notre Dame provides the offense a physical presence, yet also the speed to get to the corner and make plays.
• The defending Super Bowl Champions somehow are only a game behind Washington and Dallas in the NFC East race. The Eagles have three divisional games remaining and have a legitimate chance to win the division and become the first team to repeat as NFC East champions since 2004.