Eagles host the Giants in 2017 home opener


It hits other people close to home when you see a teammate or a player across the league that you know is a great person, who is out there trying to do their part, rebuilding our communities and making our communities safer and is then attacked. I nearly kicked a photographer when I came off the field to try the practice kick [into the net]. The Eagles defense looked in total control with the team up 14-0, but injuries to Fletcher Cox and Jordan Hicks proved too much, coupled with the secondary that came into the game decimated by injuries. Sandwiched between two defenders and with no backside help, Shepard broke loose for a 77-yard touchdown that made it 21-14.

On Monday, Giants coach Ben McAdoo wasn't interested in rehashing Beckham's celebration.

"We've got a good stable of running backs", Blount said.

But missed first-half opportunities in Eagles territory, two turnovers and particularly untimely penalties came back to haunt the Giants.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson called Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s touchdown celebration Sunday "unfortunate" during his day-after news conference, suggesting that it's not something that will simply be forgotten. Beckham drew an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty for his celebration. According to the Eagles rookie kicker, the final attempt of week three's game may have been easier than the 52-yard attempt. Why?

"We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their National Football League platform to make a positive difference in our society", is what Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said in a statement condemning the president and, rightly, defending his players. Two plays later, the Giants seized their first lead of the season when Manning connected with Sterling Shepard. Beckham, on all fours, lifted his leg like a dog and pretended to pee on the turf.

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The interception was more luck than anything else, but Robinson was still in the right position to make a big play.

There were times in the fourth quarter that the Giants looked like the Giants they want to be. Then after strong safety Landon Collins forced a fumble on the Eagles' next play, the Giants recovered. Beckham scored again late in the quarter on a one-handed, acrobatic catch in the corner of the end zone, and afterward, he raised his fist in the air to celebrate.

Orleans Darkwa ran 20 yards to the 6.

QB Kirk Cousins finished with 365 yards and 3 TD passes, including a highlight toss and snag by WR Josh Doctson in the third quarter.

The Eagles ran the ball against 39 times for 193 yards, averaging nearly five yards-per-carry, for two touchdowns.

For the first time all year, Manning wasn't sacked in the loss at the Eagles. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said "we're not going to be divided by anything said by anyone" and "we're not going to play politics", even if by not going onto the field for the anthem, the team was surely playing politics, even in absentia. "We had a chance to score more and we didn't handle the ball well enough, left some points out there".