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NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Philadelphia Eagles 23, New York Giants 17

The Philadelphia Eagles came back to beat the New York Giants in overtime, 23-17, on Monday Night Football.

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Final Score

Philadelphia Eagles 23, New York Giants 17

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia's secondary was more of the same, allowing a number of big plays in the first half before getting things together in the second half and giving Carson Wentz a chance to come back and win the game.

Star defensive tackle Fletcher Cox was surprisingly quiet tonight, as Philadelphia wasn't able to muster much pressure until late in the second half, with the defensive play of the night coming on a pass rush win by rookie defensive lineman Josh Sweat that forced an incompletion late in the game.

Wentz fumbled on a quarterback sneak to end an Eagles’ first-quarter drive and didn’t seem to get the offense running efficiently until the second half. The real star for the Eagles’ offense was reserve running back Boston Scott. The young running back made the most of his opportunity and repeatedly moved the chains for the Eagles’ offense and often made defenders miss with quick cuts as both a ball carrier and a pass catcher.

Zach Ertz beat Julian Love for a two-yard touchdown to tie the game with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Ertz scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime as he caught a two-yard pass against a busted coverage by the Giants.

New York Giants

Eli Manning started hot in his spot start for injured rookie Daniel Jones but faded in the second half as he struggled to move the ball. His drop-off in play ultimately resulted in another loss for the Giants.

Wide receiver Darius Slayton had two long touchdowns on deep balls from Manning, but he too fell off in the second half. He had just two targets and zero catches in the final two quarters of play.

Rookie Oshane Ximines got a second-quarter sack of Wentz after he slid inside of Jason Peters, the sack occurred in the red zone and forced a field goal. Ximines picked up a second sack in the fourth quarter after beating back-up left tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai inside.

Markus Golden had an unblocked sack to end the Eagles’ opening drive of the game. Golden picked up a hit of Wentz on the very next drive.

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