In the end seconds of the final quarter Monday night, valuable seconds ran off the clock and it showed up as though Eagles mentor Doug Pederson improved of Pat Shurmur as the Giants lost 23-17 in additional time at Lincoln Financial Field.
Carson Wentz with 49 seconds left in guideline passed 9 yards to Joshua Perkins and on fourth down as the Giants put their punt return group on the field, Pederson caused it to appear as though the Eagles may put it all on the line on fourth-and-1 from his very own 45-yard line.
Shurmur permitted around 20 seconds to run off the clock before calling a break to ensure the Giants would not be gotten without their barrier on the field. After the break, the Eagles, with 19 seconds remaining, punted the ball away and the Giants just had 10 seconds to work with. Shurmur required an Eli Manning stoop down and the game went into extra time.
“I just wanted to make sure they were going to punt us the football there, because you never know,” Shurmur said of not calling a timeout sooner. “I wanted to see what they were going to do. I wanted them to punt us the ball and make a play.”
Shurmur accepts by calling the break, the Eagles were prompted to punt the ball away — something they were likely going to do from the start.
“I like to think calling a timeout gave them a chance to think about it and they punted the ball and it went into overtime,” Shurmur said.
It looks as though the Giants lost RG Kevin Zeitler to genuine damage after they was leg-whipped by Vinny Curry in the final quarter. Zeitler was supplanted by Nick Gates. Zeitler was on braces in the storage space and exited with a boot on their correct foot. Shurmur said Zeitler has a lower leg damage.
“Not my best,” Zeitler stated, when asked how he was feeling. Asked how they got injured, Zeitler said. “I have no idea. I was up and then I was down.”
Cautious organizer James Bettcher rolled out an improvement in their auxiliary, moving Janoris Jenkins in as the opening cornerback and putting Sam Beal and DeAndre Baker outwardly. The move appeared to infuse some required union into the cautious backfield. A space corner was required in light of the fact that youngster Corey Ballentine is in the blackout convention.
“I think I played good,” Jenkins said. “I adjusted. I played within the scheme. Just some injuries in the inside between our guys that we had. Told coach I’d be happy to play the position if he needed me. He plugged me in there and I played football.”
Youngster WR Darius Slayton turned into the primary Giants player with more than 150 getting yards in a half since Plaxico Burress had 179 yards in the main half on Oct. 2, 2005 of every a 44-24 triumph over the Rams. Slayton had five gets for 154 yards at halftime against the Eagles.
RB Wayne Gallman has dropped like a stone in a lake on the Giants’ profundity outline. They has just 29 hurrying endeavors this season and Monday night was a solid scratch, one of the seven idle players, with Buck Allen filling the job of the reinforcement to Saquon Barkley. It appears as though this instructing system isn’t high on Gallman, who had 111 surging endeavors as a new kid on the block in 2017.