It was gut-wrenching loss for the New York Giants on Sunday. They fell short, losing 25-22 against their division rival, Philadelphia Eagles. The game seemed to be in the Giants control for the majority of the first half. They were running all over the Eagles, giving the ball to Saquon Barkley as often as possible.
The Giants jumped out to a 19-3 lead–before Carson Wentz threw a touchdown to Zach Ertz with 1:04 left in the second quarter. Then, after the Giants drove down the field, Eli Manning threw a crucial interception. The score could have been 22-11 heading into halftime, but instead it was 19-11–with the Eagles having all the momentum.
All New York fans began to feel a pit in their stomach, realizing that their Giants could be the victims of a double-digit comeback. The second half was a completely different game, with the Eagles making adjustments. Barkley was rarely involved, getting the ball just five times after getting 15 touches in the first half.
Credit the Eagles depleted defense for stepping up when they were needed. To make a double-digit comeback, you need to get stops. They did that and some. It was a tragic loss for the Giants, but there were a few takeaways from the game still.