By Sally Fahey
Eagles fans shouldn’t overlook to role legendary left tackle Jason Peters played in yesterday’s playoff-clinching win against the Giants.
With a lot of injuries along the offensive line — such as right guard Brandon Brooks and right tackle Lane Johnson — Peters picked a great game to be at his best. He was solid all evening and made the blindside worry-free for Carson Wentz, who had to wait a bit longer for his inexperienced receivers to uncover.
The unlikely hero in this division-clinching game for the Eagles was running back Boston Scott, who led the Eagles in both rushing and receiving yards, scored 3 touchdowns and was the spark plug for the Eagles in the must-have game.
Veteran and defensive captain Malcolm Jenkins made his presence felt, playing well in pass coverage and run defense all day. But his biggest play was forcing a fumble on Daniel Jones that bounced back toward the Giants goal line, which the Eagles recovered and scored on the next play.
The Eagles defensive line had Jones under siege for most of the game. Jones was constantly under pressure from multiple places and the Eagles finished with four sacks. This was truly a full team effort along the front-seven as they held off the Giants rushing on offense save for one long touchdown run by Saquon Barkley.