The New York Giants lost 7-38 to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Division playoffs

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Jalen Hurts erased lingering doubts about the condition of his right shoulder by throwing two touchdown passes and running for a goal in a dominant first half, and the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants in an NFC division playoff game Saturday night with 38: 7.

Hurts is back, as is the Eagles as a Super Bowl threat. Top seeded Philadelphia will host next Sunday’s NFC Championship game against either Dallas or San Francisco.

Hurts missed two late-season losses with a sprained right shoulder and showed the Giants nothing in the season finale as the Eagles mounted a vanilla offense to protect the Pro Bowl QB.

Under bright postseason lights in the Linc, the Eagles unleashed an offensive aimed at beating the Giants. Hurts blinded early with his arm, and Philadelphia’s offensive line opened big holes for Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell as the Eagles grounded for 268 yards. Hurts finished 16 of 24 for 154 yards.

“I think we were just starving, eager for an opportunity to get out here and play,” Hurts said. “We just wanted to come out and play our best ball. I think we timed it right. We were very efficient on both sides of the ball, we scored early and often. We just want to go on and be there.” consistent.”

Hurts showed he was fine when he aired a pass on the second play and hit DeVonta Smith in the crotch for a 40-yard reception. The fun was just beginning in Philly.

Hurts was clean on the drive, completing passes for 9 yards, 5 yards and then – boom – a 16-yard TD pass after a one-handed grab by tight end Dallas Goedert.

Second drive, more of it. Hurts had completions of 12 yards and 9 yards en route to a 9-yard TD pass to Smith.

It was 14-0 in the first quarter and the Giants needed a standing eight count. New York flipped the ball on his first possession on the downs, and Daniel Jones was intercepted by James Bradberry on his second.

The Linc went completely nuts with loud “EAGLES!” chants. Fill the air and coach Nick Sirianni went wild with assistant chest kicks on the sidelines.

Hurts’ shoulder may not have been 100 percent fit.

But his passing was: He went 7 of 7 for 89 yards in the first quarter.

“Yes, as you said. Anyone would look great at QB for the Eagles… yeah, ooook. HATERS MAN!!

Even when the calls for the Eagles were obvious, the Giants were helpless to stop them. Case in point: The Eagles had the ball at the New York 3. Did Boston Scott give the ball? Yes they did. Scott scored his 11th touchdown against the Giants and took a 21-0 lead. He only has 19 TDs in his career. Giants defense coordinator Wink Martindale angered Philly fans this week when he insisted Scott was not a “giant killer.”

It’s hard to argue against that now.

Hurts wrapped up the half with a 5-yard touchdown run — he bobbed the shotgun snap but still rolled untouched into the end zone — for a 28-0 lead. There have only been four other one-sided first-half playoff shutouts in NFL history.

“I’m so proud of this team for how we got out of here. I’m so proud of these fans. It’s a Philly thing, you know? It’s special,” Hurts said.

Gainwell finished with 112 yards on 12 carries, including a late 35-yard touchdown. Sanders had 17 rushes for 90 yards.

Coach Brian Daboll’s Giants were confused from the start and didn’t look like the team that defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-24 last week to clinch their first postseason win since their Super Bowl win under Tom Coughlin 11 years ago achieve.

Matt Brieda had an 8-yard TD run for the Giants in the third quarter. Daniel Jones was 15 of 27 for 135 yards and a pick.

Hurts ran, threw and directed offense with the same authority he did when he led the Eagles to a 14-1 start and won a City not so sure about him preseason. In last year’s playoff loss to Tampa Bay, Hurts threw two interceptions and was just 23 of 43 for 258 yards.


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