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Eagles hold off Giants to take one-game division lead

Jake Elliott kicked four field goals as the Philadelphia Eagles scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Giants.

The Philadelphia Eagles secured a 33-25 victory over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., with Jake Elliott kicking four field goals and the Eagles scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter. The Giants, now 5-10, managed to pull within 20-18 after Adoree' Jackson's 76-yard pick-6 in the third quarter. However, the Eagles, with an 11-4 record, then pulled away, with D'Andre Swift rushing for a 5-yard touchdown and Elliott adding a 44-yard field goal to make it 30-18 with 6:04 remaining in the game. Tyrod Taylor connected with Darius Slayton for a 69-yard scoring strike to pull the Giants within 30-25, but Elliott's 43-yarder with 1:10 to go put the Eagles up by eight.

The Eagles are now a game ahead of the Dallas Cowboys (10-5) atop the NFC East with two games remaining. Jalen Hurts threw for a touchdown and rushed for another for Philadelphia, completing 24 of 38 passes for 301 yards and being picked off once. Taylor took over under center for Tommy DeVito, who was benched to start the second half. Taylor finished with 133 yards, one touchdown, and one interception on 7-for-16 passing. DeVito was 9 of 16 for 55 yards. Swift gained 92 yards on 20 carries. Philadelphia's A.J. Brown caught six passes for 80 yards, and DeVonta Smith had four receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown. Slayton finished with 90 yards on three catches, and New York running back Saquon Barkley amassed 80 yards and a touchdown on 23 attempts.

The game started with the Giants going three-and-out, and Britain Covey's 54-yard punt return set up the Eagles on the New York 13-yard line. Two plays later, Hurts ran for a 1-yard touchdown. A 52-yard Mason Crosby field goal four minutes later got the visitors within 7-3, but the Eagles started to pull away in the second quarter with field goals of 28 and 21 yards from Elliott sandwiching Hurts' 36-yard scoring pass to Smith, leading to a 20-3 halftime lead for Philadelphia. The Giants' final drive went 49 yards to the Philadelphia 26-yard line, but Taylor's pass into the end zone was intercepted by Kelee Ringo to seal the outcome.

The Eagles now have two games remaining in the regular season, and they will be looking to maintain their lead in the NFC East. With an impressive performance from Jalen Hurts and the team's strong defense, the Eagles are in a good position to secure a playoff spot. On the other hand, the Giants will need to regroup and refocus as they look to finish the season on a positive note. The matchup between these two teams was a thrilling and intense battle, and it showcased the talent and determination of both the Eagles and the Giants. As the regular season comes to a close, football fans can expect more exciting games and intense competition as teams fight for their spot in the playoffs.

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