Any Philadelphia Eagles win over the Giants is one worth treasuring, but this one had major playoff implications.
Sure, the New York Giants have been dumpster fires for the better part of the past decade, and for that reason, despite the fact that Philly was ravaged by injuries, this was a game the “Birds” should have won. This is the Eagles and Giants rivalry though, one of the fiercest in sports, and that means records don’t matter when these two are scheduled to meet up for a football game.
Sure, Philly was the better team, but upsets happen, especially when you’re the Eagles and your star rookie running back Miles Sanders goes down with an injury early in the contest. That’s why we play the games.
Early on, it felt like this one would be closer and more of a struggle than fans were hoping for, but the “Birds” took total control in the second half and came out of this one with a 34-17 win. Every victory versus the Giants is special, but a statement win over New York that also ruins any hope of the Cowboys making the postseason is doubly enjoyable. Thinking about this one still puts a smile on the faces of Eagles fans even now, months later, and frankly, it always will.