By Joseph Santoliquito
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (CBS) — There was not much to like, much that needs to be addressed and a lot of foolish errors that led to the Eagles’ 28-23 loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Linebacker Jordan Hicks’ interception at the New York 34 with 1:48 left to play and the Eagles down, 28-23.
Defensive end Connor Barwin’s deflected pass, which enabled Jordan Hicks to intercept Eli Manning.
Running back Darren Sproles was excellent, rushing for 86 yards, including a 19-yard sprint that led to Ryan Mathews’ tying 10-10 1-yard touchdown.
Kicker Caleb Sturgis’ three field goals.
Running back Darren Sproles’ 66-yard punt return that led to nothing in the second quarter.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox was a beast all afternoon, forcing Eli Manning into hurrying more than a few passes.
Receiver Bryce Treggs was a great shot in the arm. His speed stretched the field and he caught two passes for 69 yards, including a 58-yard reception.
Tight end Zach Ertz grabbed eight passes for 97 yards.
Cornerback Nolan Carroll III’s interception with 10:08 left to play. Carroll’s hustle downing the ball at the Giants’ 4 with 8:34 to play.
Defensive tackle Beau Allen played well congesting the middle and keeping the Giants running game at bay.
Left guard Stefen Wisniewski played well collapsing the Giants defensive line a few times creating running space for Sproles and Ryan Mathews.
Quarterback Carson Wentz’s misfiring to Dorial Green-Beckham with 3:55 left to play that could have tied the score. The pass was high, a tendency Wentz had the whole game. A little more accurate and Wentz had the 6-foot-5 Beckham over the 5-10 Janoris Jenkins. Wentz misfired
Quarterback Carson Wentz was downright ugly in the first quarter. Two of his first three passes were intercepted. He closed the quarter going 6 of 11 for 96 yards and a quarterback rating of 44.3. Wentz overthrew both intended receivers.
Coach Doug Pederson’s decisions to go for it on fourth down twice in the first half. Both choices were awful, considering how early it was in the game and compounding that were the play calls.
Center Jason Kelce getting run over by Giants wide load Damon Harrison on Wentz’s first interception to Landon Collins, which led to the Giants’ first score.
The Eagles secondary was pretty hideous. Leodis McKelvin was way off Odell Beckham Jr. on the Giants’ first touchdown, and Rodney McLeod couldn’t keep his feet. On the Giants second score, a 30-yard TD strike, no Eagles seemed to be within 10 yards of Roger Lewis. In fact, there wasn’t. McKelvin and Jaylen Watkins had collided, giving Lewis free space to give the Giants a 14-0 lead.