Jalen Hurts scored on the “tush push” that gave him the NFL record for most rushing scores by a quarterback in a season, threw for a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles kept their chance at the NFC East title alive with a 33-25 win over the New York Giants on Monday night.
The Eagles (11-4) snapped a three-game losing streak that put Philly fans on edge — and led to a shakeup in defensive play-calling. The losses to San Francisco, Dallas and Seattle essentially ended Philadelphia’s bid for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
But the path to a second straight division title is a clear one. The Eagles need to beat Arizona next week and defeat the Giants again in the season finale to finish atop the NFC East.
After three crushing defeats, it took a visit from the Giants to straighten out the Eagles. The Eagles are 11-0 at the Linc against New York since 2014 and beat the Giants three times last season.
Adoree’ Jackson gave the Giants (5-10) a late spark when he returned an interception 76 yards for a score and Saquon Barkley converted a 2-point conversion that made it 20-18 late in the third quarter.
Hurts and the Eagles held on thanks to the play calls of the fans, many dressed as Santa Claus.
Fed up with the pass-heavy offense, Eagles fans chanted “Run the ball! Run the ball!” in the fourth.