If rust was ever a question then you may need to check yourself at the door. The Eagles picked up where they left off in week 14 when they drafted the Giants 48-22. Philadelphia proved that the Giants had no business being mentioned as the hotter team especially after the Eagles won 14 games this season.
Philadelphia has now defeated the Giants to advance to the NFC Championship game for the second time in 6 years. The last time the Eagles hosted an NFC Championship game was back in 2018 when they drafted the Vikings 38-7.
The 2022 Eagles showed nothing but strength in every area of the field on Saturday Night as Jalen Hurts led them to a huge 28-0 lead in the first half. Hurts was back to his old tricks but the Eagles staff always put together a smart game plan. The Eagles rushed the ball 26 times for 140 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
Boston continued to grow the legend of the Giant-slayer as he scored his 11th touchdown in his ninth game against New York. Jalen Hurts showed no signs of pain and threw efficiently all game while not turning the ball over. The MVP candidate showed the world why he’s deserving of the NFL’s award.
The second half didn’t start as the best for the Eagles’ offense and defense as the Giants put together a decent drive to finally put a touchdown on the scoreboard. Following that drive, the Eagles’ offense went three and out after a possible fumble scare but they were able to hold the ball on that drive for nearly five minutes. After that scoring drive by the Giants, Philly’s defense was able to stop the Giants again and force a three-and-out thanks to the defensive front.
Who’s next for the Eagles?
Philadelphia will now host the winner of the 49ers/Cowboys matchup in the NFC Championship next week. Whichever opponent it is, it’s going to be worth the wait.
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