EAGLES CLINCH AND IT WAS A CINCH: 48-22 OVER THE GIANTS!

By Max Harper

Jalen Hurts and the Eagles are a lock for the postseason, having clinched a playoff berth with a 48-22 victory over the New York Giants.

The Birds will return to the playoffs for the second season in a row under coach Nick Sirianni and, at 12-1, remains the NFC’s top seed as it closes in on its first NFC East title since 2019.

The last undefeated team of the 2022 campaign, the Eagles flew out of the gates to an 8-0 start — the best in franchise history. Following their lone loss of the season in Week 10 to the Washington Commanders, Philly has responded with four straight wins.

With a playoff berth sewn up, the Eagles will now focus on wrapping up their division and locking up the conference’s only bye. They’ll look to take another step toward achieving those goals in Week 15 against the host Chicago Bears.

Hurts threw for two TDs and 217 yards and rushed for one touchdown and 77 yards.

The Eagles never trailed, entering the half up 24-7. A 40-yard touchdown run by running back Miles Sanders sealed the win for the Eagles in the fourth quarter. Miles Sanders ended with 144 rushing yards and two TDs.

Giants (7-5-1) quarterback Tyrod Taylor came in for Daniel Jones and immediately fumbled after being sacked from behind by Brandon Graham in the fourth quarter. The Eagles scored again on a 3-yard run by Boston Scott, and although Richie James added to the Giants’ score on a 19-yard TD pass with 0:39 left, the effort was futile.

Jones added a passing and rushing TD, throwing for 169 yards.

A.J. Brown surpassed 1,000 yards, becoming the first Eagles wide receiver to do so since Jeremy Maclin in 2014. (He also reached 10 touchdowns.)

Sanders rushed for a career-high 144 yards and topped 1,000 rushing yards, becoming the first Eagles to reach that mark since LeSean McCoy in 2014. (He also scored his 10th and 11th touchdowns.)

Haason Reddick reached double-digit sacks for the third consecutive season.

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