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Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Eagles, 38-7, in Divisional Round

FINAL-SCORE

AT A GLANCE

The Giants made their first playoff appearance since 2016, won their first postseason game since Super Bowl XLVI, and did it all in Year 1 under coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen. However, that didn't take the sting out of Saturday night, when the promising season came to a sudden halt with a 38-7 loss to the top-seeded Eagles in Philadelphia.

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Schoen and Daboll enter their second draft and free agency cycle together. The new league year and free agency begin March 15, followed by the draft April 27-29.

WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE

*The Eagles, who were tied with the 1987 Bears for the third-most sacks by a team in a season with 70, took down quarterback Daniel Jones twice on the Giants' opening drive, including one on fourth-and-eight from the Eagles 40. Jones was sacked four times overall.

*The Giants didn't generate much from there and were held to 64 yards in the first half, their third-lowest total of the season and fewest since Week 8. This came after they posted 431 yards and 31 points on Super Wild Card Weekend against the Vikings, who this week parted ways with their defensive coordinator.

*Former Giants Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry intercepted Jones in the first half. Jones had thrown just one interception in his previous seven games (five all season before Saturday).

*The Giants scored their first and only points with 6:15 left in the third quarter, when Jones motioned wide and running back Saquon Barkley took a direct snap. He then promptly handed it off to fellow running back Matt Breida, who ran it in for an eight-yard touchdown.

*Barkley ran for 61 yards on nine carries, including a 39-yarder. He also added 21 yards on two catches.

View photos from the Giants' Divisional Round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DEFENSE

*In three matchups with the Eagles this season, the Giants allowed 68 unanswered points to start the game. They fell behind 21-0 in Week 14, 19-0 in Week 18, and 28-0 in the Divisional Round.

*Boston Scott, a 5-foot-6, 203-pound running back, scored his 19th career touchdown. Eleven of them have come in nine games against the Giants.

*Outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari, who was the only Giants player on the final injury report with a quad, was cleared to play.

*The big question all week was the status of Jalen Hurts, who missed time late in the season due to an injury to his throwing shoulder. The dynamic quarterback completed 16 of 24 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns, and added 34 yards on nine carries.

*Safety Xavier McKinney strip-sacked Hurts in the third quarter, but the Eagles managed to recover the fumble.

IN-GAME INJURY REPORT

NYG: CB Cor'Dale Flott (hamstring)

INACTIVES

NYG: CB Rodarius Williams, DB Zyon Gilbert, ILB Micah McFadden, G Wyatt Davis, G Jack Anderson, WR Makai Polk, DT Henry Mondeaux

PHI: QB Ian Book, CB Avonte Maddox, RB Trey Sermon, G Josh Sills, OLB Kyron Johnson, FS Anthony Harris

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