Giants rely on Eagles to win over Washington for playoff spotPhilly decided to substitute back-up for starter during the game
During the regular-season finale against Washington, the New York Giants responded violently after their archrival, the Philadelphia Eagles, made some controversial decisions: The Giants had defeated the Dallas Cowboys earlier Sunday, meaning if the Eagles beat Washington, they would win the NFC East – and a playoff berth. A number of starters were benched by the Eagles, maybe eyeing a better place in this year’s draft. Then, with the game very much tied in the fourth quarter, Eagles coach Doug Pederson replaced the team’s third-stringer, Nate Sudfeld, with starting quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Sudfeld immediately lost a turnover and threw an interception to seal the NFC East as Washington won the game 20-14. Continue reading “This is disgusting,” Giants receiver Darius Slayton wrote on Twitter. NFL Overview: Browns defeat Steelers to earn the first playoff berth in 18 years. “You play the game to win, period JJ Watt said it best the other day, aside from how it affects us, it’s just disrespectful to the game. “Why is Jalen Hurts not in the game on God’s green earth-Darius Slayton (@Young Slay2) January 4, 2021
“I think the Eagles just hate us more than Washington. That’s the only thing that could make sense, right?” added Golden Tate, Slayton’s teammate.
Running back Saquon Barkley wrote, “Can someone explain to me what’s going on? ” In the wild-card round next week, Washington will now face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants, meanwhile, finished with a 6-10 record for the season.