To this point, the defense had been hanging on for dear life against an up-tempo, Eli Manning-throw-the-ball Giants attack.
Jeffrey hauled in a three-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to kick off the scoring for Philly. The Eagles had few answers for the depleted Giants offense. First-and-10. Manning, over 400 yards for the game now, hardly looked like the quarterback who had been benched a couple of weeks ago.
But here it was.
They just get through adversity better than any team in the National Football League today, which is why they own the best record with two games to go and why they'll be rewarded in the end with the easiest path to the Super Bowl.
After two big games against the Seahawks and the Rams, Agholor was effective once again in the passing game, finishing with seven catches for 59 yards and a touchdown, giving him eight on the year. A nice tackle by safety Rodney McLeod on a completion to Shepard forced a 2-yard loss.
Foles isn't the slickest guy in the pocket, but he adroitly sidestepped Jason Pierre-Paul, buying himself time, then fired down the field to Torrey Smith, who drew a 32-yard pass interference down to the 5-yard line.
Third-and-goal at the 11. Eagles timeout, their last of the game. Right tackle John Jerry was flagged for a false start on a fourth-down play because the linemen couldn't hear Manning's cadence with all the noise the Philadelphia fans in the stadium. That's how it felt.
And Manning dropped back to pass, unhurried. Ajayi will stay in the RB2/flex hunt when the Eagles host the Raiders for a plus matchup in Week 16.
Helen Strus, a spokeswoman for the stadium, said the man fell during the game and that the area where he fell was not closed off. "We won. We're 12-2". I can remember one third down in particular that we're off the field. They came to play and they played well. They get paid, too; it ain't like they're out there for charity ... "When we see the film, we'll have a better idea if it was steps or we didn't punch here or punch there, but this time of year, we need to have that all sorted out".
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Foles, who was 24 of 38 for 237 yards, took over as the Eagles starting quarterback after they lost Carson Wentz last week to a season-ending knee injury.
Philadelphia went on a scoring tear with 14 unanswered points in the second quarter thanks to a pair of touchdown passes to their tight ends following two Giants miscues that led to the Eagles' scoring drives from the red zone.
In a game where the Eagles defense struggled mightily, their special teams helped bail them out with three blocked kicks.
"It's stuff like that when you play good teams - real good teams - it's going to put you in a bind to win that game", Bradham said.
There was some rust early on, and he missed on some throws, but all in all, Foles played a pretty good game.
The Eagles blocked an extra point, a field goal and a punt while closing a 13-point gap over the Giants to clinch a first round bye Sunday, in a 34-29 win at Metlife Field. There was no knocking Foles off-kilter when the Eagles went down 20-7. "He was calm the whole time, like we knew he would be". You just gotta play the ball ...
Where they won't have to play the Giants. They really came at us. "That's what we went back to and it worked for the offense".
At one point in the first half, TV cameras caught Robinson on the sideline seemingly going at secondary coach Cory Undlin, injured corner Sidney Jones grabbing Robinson and leading him away.