The Giants squeaked out a huge divisional win over the Cowboys on Sunday, and the team was an Eagles win away from clinching the NFC East title.
Unfortunately for them, their goals didn’t align, as the Eagles had no interest in beating the Football Team, which was evident in how head coach Doug Pederson managed the game flow.
The Eagles defense played well in the game, and it gave a clearly-injured Alex Smith fits with some of its pressure looks. And while the Football Team was clinging to a 17-14 lead in the third quarter, it was clear the momentum was swinging in Philadelphia’s favor.
But then Pederson gave it all back, pulling quarterback Jalen Hurts, in favor of third-stringer Nate Sudfeld.
Sudfeld was as bad as everyone predicted he’d be, completing 5 of 12 passes for 37 yards, with an interception. The Eagles lost the game, and retained the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Drat. As for the Giants, well, they were not happy about the Eagles appearing to throw the game.
“We will never do that as long as I am the head coach of the New York Giants,” head coach Joe Judge said, via ESPN.com.
“To disrespect the effort that everyone put forward to make this season a success in the National Football League, to disrespect the game by going out there and not competing for 60 minutes and doing everything they can to help those players win, we will never do that as long as I am the head coach of the New York Giants.”
Well said. We couldn’t agree more. The Eagles’ tank job was shameful, and lacked integrity.