Social media reaction to Week 10 win over Eagles
The Giants picked up their second consecutive win and the third of the season as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-17, at MetLife Stadium in Week 10.
Daniel Jones completed 75 percent of his passes for 244 yards and recorded nine rush attempts for a team-high 64 yards (7.1 avg.) and a touchdown. Jones did not turn the ball over for the second straight game. As a team, the Giants rushed for 151 yards on 36 carries (4.2 avg.). Wayne Gallman had 53 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while Alfred Morris finished with 34 yards on eight carries (4.3 avg.). Darius Slayton led the way in the passing game, catching five passes for a game-high 93 yards including a big 40-yard catch late in the fourth quarter.
Jabrill Peppers led the Giants with seven tackles (six solo), adding 0.5 sacks, two tackles for loss and one quarterback hit. Peppers also returned four punts for 47 yards (11.8 avg.). James Bradberry finished with two pass breakups while Leonard Williams registered five quarterback hits. Dexter Lawrence also recorded a sack.
Graham Gano connected on all five of his attempts, making field goals from 35 and 44 yards while drilling all three extra point attempts. Gano has now made 20 consecutive field goal attempts, tying the second-longest streak in franchise history.
The win takes the Giants to 3-7 on the season as they enter the bye week. Here is how Giants players, former legends and NFL analysts reacted to the division win on social media.
Giants keep foot on the gas to defeat Eagles
To Giants fans watching the game against Philadelphia on Sunday, their team's 11-point halftime lead was either a cause for optimism or cruel irony.
A double-digit advantage against the NFC East leader was another indication the Giants are moving in the right direction. But it was just 24 days earlier that the Giants owned a fourth-quarter lead of – what else? – 11 points against the Eagles, only to see it dissolve in the final five minutes into a one-point loss. And that defeat was the Giants' eighth straight to their ancient rivals.
Those standing on the pessimistic side of the line surely felt a sense of foreboding when the Eagles took the second half kickoff and covered 84 yards in only five plays, the last a 56-yard touchdown run by Boston Scott – the same player who victimized them for three touchdowns in last season's finale and the game-winning score with 40 seconds remaining on Oct. 22. When Philly tacked on a two-point conversion, the Giants' lead had been trimmed to just three points and thoughts of another Philly nightmare were hard to ignore.
But this time, the Giants responded perfectly. On the ensuing possession, Daniel Jones completed consecutive passes of 27 yards to Sterling Shepard and 38 yards to Golden Tate. The long gains put the Eagles back on their heels and set up Wayne Gallman's second touchdown, on a one-yard run just 2:42 after Scott's score. The Giants had righted the ship and despite another Philly touchdown, went on to defeat the Eagles, 27-17.
But the game might not have ended so favorably had the Giants not quickly countered Philly's touchdown with one of their own.
"I think it's important to execute like that going down the field and have some big plays back to back to get us in position to finish the drive off," coach Joe Judge said. "With this team, we knew they were going to score points continuously, and we had to be able to answer drives. Look, we came out in the second half, I don't think we started out as fast as we wanted to, they did a good job on their part, but we responded the right way. As a team, we responded the right way. I'm proud of the way the players played it on through."
Giants fend off Eagles in 27-17 victory
AT A GLANCE:
The Giants' long Philadelphia nightmare has ended. Riding a relentless defense and a strong rushing attack, the Giants defeated the Eagles Sunday, 27-17, in MetLife Stadium to end their four-year, eight-game losing streak to their longtime NFC East rivals. The Giants enter their bye week with a 3-7 record – the same number of victories as the division-leading Eagles. They are 3-2 in NFC East games with one remaining – at home against Dallas on Jan. 3. The Giants – winners of two straight games for the first time this season – avenged a 22-21 loss they suffered in Philadelphia on Oct. 22.
The Giants will be on their bye next week. They will return to action on Sunday, Nov. 29 in Cincinnati, the first of two consecutive road games (they will play in Seattle the following week). The home team has won all 10 games in the Giants-Bengals series and the teams have alternated victories in their last five meetings dating back to 1997. The Giants won that season and in 2008 and 2016, and the Bengals won in 2004 and 2012. They most recently met on Monday night, Nov. 14, 2016, when Eli Manning's third touchdown pass of the game, a three-yarder to Sterling Shepard early in the fourth quarter, help up for a 21-20 victory. The Giants didn't fare as well in their last road game vs. the Bengals, losing 31-13 on Nov. 11, 2012, a defeat that left them 0-6 in Cincinnati.
View photos from the Week 10 matchup between the Giants and Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
Giants extend kicker Graham Gano through 2023
After a brief and satisfying courtship, Graham Gano and the Giants have committed to each other for the long term.
Soon after their 27-17 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday in MetLife Stadium, the Giants announced they had signed Gano, who is excelling in his first season with the team, to a contract extension through the 2023 season.
Gano kicked three extra points and fourth-quarter field goals of 35 and 44 yards in the fourth quarter to extend his streak to 20 consecutive successful field goal attempts. That ties Aldrick Rosas (2018-19) for the second-longest streak in Giants history. Josh Brown is the recordholder with 29 in a row from 2014-15. Gano has not missed a field goal attempt since a 57-yard try was wide left in Chicago on Sept. 20.
Gano has missed only one of his 38 kicks; he has made all 16 of his PATs and 21 of 22 field goal attempts for 79 points. His .955 percentage on field goals is a career best.
The current streak is the second-longest of Gano's career. He made 28 attempts in a row when he was with the Carolina Panthers in 2017-18.
Last week, he was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his contributions to the team's 23-20 victory against the Washington Football Team in FedEx Field. Gano kicked field goals of 38, 48 and 42 yards as the Giants completed a season sweep of Washington. Three of his six kickoffs were touchbacks.
View photos of Giants kicker Graham Gano in action