Giants blown out in 38-7 playoff loss to Eagles

The New York Giants were blown out 38-7 against the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday.

It was a tough look all around for the Giants, who were completely overmatched from the first drive when the Eagles marched easily down the field for a touchdown.

Overall, it was a great season from the Giants, who ushered in a new regime that wildly over-exceeded expectations. But this rough loss will stick with fans for a while.

Here’s the recap of the playoff loss against the Eagles:

Final score: Eagles 0, Giants 0

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Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Giants

0

0

7

0

7

Eagles

14

14

0

1o

0

 

Keys to the game

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  • The run defense failed to show up, allowing the Eagles to run for 268 yards as a team. The duo of Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell combined for 202 of those yards.

  • The Giants’ passing offense couldn’t find much of a rhythm. Daniel Jones threw for 135 yards on 27 attempts.

  • The Eagles dominated the time of possession, holding the ball for 35:43 while the Giants had it for just 24:17.

  • The Giants defense struggled to get off the field on third downs, allowing the Eagles to convert on 74% of their attempts.

It was over when...

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The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 lead at halftime. There just wasn’t enough offense for the Giants to keep up.

Players of the game

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  • S Xavier McKinney: The second-year safety had eight tackles (four solo), one sack, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble.

  • RB Saquon Barkley: He only had nine carries but he had 68 rushing yards, averaging 6.8 yards per carry.

  • S Julian Love: Love had eight tackles (all solo) and two tackles for loss.

Injuries

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N/A

What's next?

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Head coach Brian Daboll will hold a Zoom call with the team’s beat writers on Sunday afternoon to wrap up the 2022 season.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire