By Peter Brennan

The Eagles came back at the Linc to save a 23-17 overtime winner over the awful Giants that saved their playoff chances and their pride.

The Eagles erased a 14-point deficit, crafted by Eli Manning’s two first-half touchdown passes to rookie wide receiver Darius Slayton, and pulled into a virtual tie for first place in the NFC East.

Quarterback Carson Wentz’s two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz on the opening possession of overtime won it for the Eagles. That came on a night when the injuries continued to mount for them and the Eagles ended the game with one healthy wide receiver.

An uninspired first-half performance by the Eagles drew boos from the home crowd. But they got things going and ended their losing streak at three games. The Eagles improved their record to 6-7, matching the Cowboys’ mark.

The Cowboys currently hold the tie-breaker advantage after beating the Eagles earlier this season. The rematch comes Dec. 22 in Philly after the Eagles face the Washington Redskins this coming Sunday at FedEx Field.

Manning, the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Giants, made his first start since being benched in favor of rookie Daniel Jones two weeks into the season. Jones was sidelined by an ankle injury. Manning connected with Slayton for touchdown passes of 35 and 55 yards in the second quarter as the Giants raced to a 17-3 halftime lead.

The Eagles pulled to within 17-10 on a third-quarter touchdown run by running back Boston Scott. They tied the game at 17 on Wentz’s two-yard touchdown pass to Ertz with 1:53 remaining in regulation.

The Giants lost their ninth straight game as their record fell to 2-11.

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