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New York Giants hold on to defeat Philadelphia Eagles 13-7

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
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It wasn’t pretty but the (4-7) New York Giants got a much-needed win on Sunday as they defeated the (5-7) Philadelphia Eagles 13-7.

It was a hectic seven days for New York. They were blown out by the Tampa Buccaneers 30-10 on Monday night, then they fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett on Tuesday.

If the Giants lost on Sunday, there could have been more changes on the horizon. But thanks to their defense, New York found a way to hold off their division rival and earn a hard-fought win.

Coming into the game, the hope was that the interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens would provide a spark to the offense. But Big Blue’s offense was stagnant as it had been for much of the season gaining 264 yards of total offense.

Luckily for the Giants and their fans, the defense played their best game all season. They intercepted Jalen Hurts three times including two interceptions inside the five-yard line.

Dexter Lawrence also forced a Boston Scott fumble late in the fourth quarter that was recovered by Julian Love.

Following Love’s fumble recovery, the Giants offense went three and out giving the ball back to the Eagles at their 41-yard-line and trailing 13-7 with just over a minute remaining in the game. Philadelphia was able to drive down to the Giants 27 yard-line and were faced with a 4th and 10. Hurts managed to avoid pressure and threw a pass towards the end zone, but Jalen Reagor dropped it at the one-yard line.

The win marked just the third time New York has beaten Philadelphia in their last 11 meetings and keeps their slim playoffs hopes alive. However, head coach Joe Judge knows his offense must play better going forward.

Next up for Big Blue is a meeting with the (5-7) Miami Dolphins next Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.