AT FIRST GLANCE
Turnovers and penalties quickly unraveled a promising start for the Giants, who fell to the Eagles 27-7 on Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field. After wrapping up Week 6, both teams sit at 3-3 and ahead of NFC East rivals Dallas (2-3) and Washington (2-4).
The Giants stay in the division and will host the Dallas Cowboys, who were on a three-game losing streak before going on their bye in Week 6.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE
Eli Manning completed his first 10 passes, Odell Beckham Jr. caught a touchdown on the opening drive, and the Giants looked like they were off to the races.
However, the next four drives resulted in an interception (linebacker DeMeco Ryans wrestled the ball away from tight end Larry Donnell), a turnover on downs (running back Rashad Jennings lost two yards on fourth-and-inches), a pick-six (cornerback Nolan Carroll II returned a Manning interception 17 yards for a touchdown), and a lost fumble (Jennings stripped by safety Malcolm Jenkins and recovered by Ryans). From there, Manning was under pressure for much of the night as the Giants allowed four sacks and seven quarterback hits.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DEFENSE
Despite the miscues on offense, the defense still won the turnover battle by forcing four of its own on Philadelphia. Cornerback Jayron Hosley grabbed his second career interception and first since 2012; linebacker Uani 'Unga forced a fumble that defensive end Damontre Moore recovered; veteran safety Brandon Meriweather grabbed his first interception as a Giants; and rookie safety and second-round draft pick Landon Collins notched the first interception of his career. However, penalties -- including a roughing the passer by Moore as the momentum swung to the Philadelphia sideline in the first quarter -- and breakdowns kept drives alive for the Eagles, who racked up 425 yards and 24 first downs.
WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE SPECIAL TEAMS
Special teams couldn't escape the Giants' penalty issues either and handed the Eagles a first down on a running into the kicker call in the third quarter. The Eagles scored a touchdown later in the drive. Punter Brad Wing, who had been lights out in his first season with the Giants, recorded a 37-yarder and a 27-yarder on the night.
NYG:CB Prince Amukamara, CB Trumaine McBride, LB Devon Kennard, OL Bobby Hart, WR Victor Cruz, DE Robert Ayers Jr., DT Louis Nix III.
PHI: QB Thad Lewis, WR Nelson Agholor, DB Denzel Rice, LB Kiko Alonso, OT Tanner Hawkinson, DE Brandon Bair, LB Mychal Kendricks.
NYG:DE George Selvie for Ayers at RDE; Jayron Hosley for Amukamara at CB; Mark Herzlich for Kennard at SLB; PHI: Josh Huff for Agholor at WR; Jordan Hicks for Kendricks at ILB.
DT Cullen Jenkins along with season captains QB Eli Manning, LB Jon Beason, and LS Zak DeOssie.
NYG: LB Jonathan Casillas (neck).
PHI: LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring), 13 WR Josh Hufff (knee), WR Riley Cooper (knee contusion).