The objective going into this game was to keep the Eagles under their average of 31.2 points per game. Considering they did that, won the turnover battle (2-1), held the Eagles to just 4-13 in the red zone and kept Nick Foles to a 79.0 QBR, they should have been in this game, or even won it, had the offense not completely imploded.
DL: Not sure what they were doing except getting pushed around by the Eagles' defensive front and trying to chase after LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. They had one sack (Damontre Moore) and did not get anywhere near the pressure needed to upset the passing game, and got misdirected and steamrolled in the rushing game. JPP may look healthy but he's nowhere near the player he was before his injuries. His speed makes him effective against the rush, but don't believe the talking heads, he is not the JPP of old and is no longer a pass-rushing force.
LB: Jon Beason was rusty in his return, recording only 3 tackles (2 solo) in 56 snaps (78%). He seemed late to the party against the run as did Jacquian Williams and Jameel McClain, who each had four tackles. In safeguarding against the screen passes and dump offs to the RBs, they were held at bay on the running plays, getting there after the Eagles gained five yards. Beason and Williams each had a pass defended. Overall, a pedestrian performance.
DB: DRC left the game after playing 32 snaps (44%). Gave up a TD in the right corner of the endzone to TE Zack Ertz, but could not really be faulted. Foles threw a perfect pass. DRC was all over Ertz but the ball was on the money. On the second passing TD, backup TE James Casey went uncovered by the Giants and scored easily with safeties Quintin Demps and Antrel Rolle picking him up way past the fact. Demps led the defense in tackles with ten (9 solo). Trumaine McBride had 7 in relief of DRC. Rolle and Zack Bowman each had an INT and a PD.
ST: A major sigh of relief as they did not give up any points. P Steve Weatherford punted ten times for 47.7 net average, but could only manage to place one inside the 20. Kicking from deep in your own end will do that. Other than a 43 yard return by Darren Sproles in which Larry Donnell made a TD-saving lunge, the Giants punt coverage was spot on. PK Josh Brown did not get back on the field after blasting the opening KO for a touchback.
RB Michael Cox returned two kickoffs for an average of 26.6. The Giants PR team remains a dire situation. Due to the inefficiency of the offense, Eagles punter Donnie Jones had a short field to work with all night. Five of his six attempts went inside the 20. Preston Parker called for two fair catches; one was downed; one went out of bounds and Odell Beckham, Jr. lost a yard on one attempt and then muffed a second, which was kneed out of the end zone by the Eagles.