Open Thread: Eagles vs. Giants, Pt. II

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

The final game of the Eagles’ season, but the first game of the illustrious Pat Shurmur era, is here. The Birds travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the Giants. We’ll pop in with updates from time to time. Feel free to join in the conversation below.

1:55 – A reminder of what’s at stake for the Birds today, in terms of draft position.


4:02 – Final: Eagles 35, Giants 30.

3:42 – Eagles 35, Giants 30. Another field goal for the Giants, with under seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.

3:35 – Injury updates.

3:32 – Sam Bradford with his second TD throw of the game. 27-of-34, 291 yards against a very vulnerable Giants secondary.

3:20 – End 3Q: Eagles 28, Giants 27. One quarter left in the 2015-16 NFL season.

3:12 – Eagles 28, Giants 27. Walter Thurmond returns an Eli Manning interception 83 yards for a touchdown to put the Birds back in front. Good for today, bad for draft position.

3:04 – Giants 27, Eagles 21. Eli Manning’s second-half touchdown pass brings the Eagles’ pass defense to a new low.

2:32 – Tim brings his Instant Observations from the first half.

2:28 – Welp.

2:24 – HALFTIME. Eagles 21, Giants 20. Rashad Jennings punches it in from two yards out just before the half.

Jennings has set a season-high for the Giants with 117 yards. It took just two quarters.

2:07 – Eagles answer a Giants touchdown with one of their own. Bradford finds Jordan Matthews in the end zone.

Zach Ertz already has four catches for 101 yards.

1:54 – A Giants deflection at the line turns into a Sam Bradford interception, and New York has the ball at the Eagles’ 35-yard line.

1:49 – Eagles 14, Giants 6. Marcus Smith registers the first solo sack of his career, and the Eagles hold the Giants to another field goal.

1:45 – End 1Q. Eagles 14, Giants 3. New York is threatening in the red zone after a long run from Rashad Jennings.

1:39 – Eagles 14, Giants 3. Darren Sproles finds the end zone from six yards out after a 60-yard completion to Zach Ertz put the Birds in the red zone.

Sam Bradford is 6-for-9 for 97 yards after three drives.

DeMarco Murray lost three yards on his second carry of the game.

1:37 – Quite a damning stat from the Chip Kelly era, per Reuben Frank.

1:29 – Eagles 7, Giants 3. The Giants get five yards from the end zone, but the Eagles’ defense stiffens and holds Tom Coughlin’s squad to three points. Josh Brown kicks a 22-yard field goal to put the Giants on the board.

1:18 – Good stat from Brandon Gowton on DeMarco Murray, who ran for a huge gain in an under-center formation. The narrative around his down year this season has been his inability to mesh with Chip Kelly’s shotgun run scheme.

1:07 – Eagles 7, Giants 0. Sam Bradford lines up under center, and DeMarco Murray scores a 54-yard touchdown on his first carry of the game. The Pat Shurmur era is off to a smashing start.