Carson Wentz finds one of his favorite targets (twice) as the Philadelphia Eagles rally in overtime.
Since we’re kicking the Giants while they’re down, why not rewind the tape of how this one ended in Week 14? Don’t rewind the tape too far though. You’re liable to frustrate yourself. Just start this one in the fourth quarter and enjoy the show.
In your usual Eagles and Giants slugfest, Philly rallied from seven points down in the fourth when Carson Wentz found Zach Ertz with 1:53 remaining on the clock. The Giants got the rock back. Sidney Jones made the play of his life, knocking down a pass attempt on third-and-three from Eli Manning to Darius Slayton, and when one final drive by Philly stalled, the game went into overtime.
In O.T., the “Birds” won the coin toss, elected to take the ball, and Wentz showcased some of that moxie that Eagles fans were beginning to forget he had. He led Philly straight down the field in a little less than five minutes, finding Ertz again in the end zone to put the capper on one of the more memorable games on his resume to this point.
This one dropped Eli Manning’s career record as a starter to below .500. Poetic isn’t it? He’d work his way back to a 117-117 career total the following week versus the Miami Dolphins, but this is the game that started the four-game winning streak to close the season. That alone means this one earns a sure spot on this list.