Wentz throws 3 TD passes in win over Gi­ants

Medicine Hat News - - SPORTS - TOM CANAVAN

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. All the Philadel­phia Ea­gles needed to get over their Su­per Bowl han­gover was a lit­tle more ur­gency, some big plays — and a timely game against the New York Gi­ants.

Car­son Wentz threw a sea­son-high three touch­down passes and the Ea­gles got an early lift from their de­fence and spe­cial teams in beat­ing the strug­gling Gi­ants 34-13 on Thurs­day night, avoid­ing their first three-game los­ing streak since the 2016 sea­son.

Wentz sand­wiched touch­downs passes of 13 and 1 yard to Al­shon Jef­fery around a 10yarder to tight end Zach Ertz to help the Ea­gles (3-3) build a 31-6 lead. They beat the Gi­ants (1-5) for the fourth straight time and sev­enth in eight games.

Corey Clement scored on a 1-yard run and Jake El­liott added field goals of 33 and 30 yards for the de­fend­ing Su­per Bowl cham­pi­ons.

Rookie half­back Saquon Barkley scored on a 50-yard run and rushed for 130 yards in one of the few bright spots for the Gi­ants’ of­fence, which was booed re­peat­edly in los­ing at home for the third time. Aldrick Rosas had field goals of 33 and 21 yards.

This was seen as a must­win game for both teams in the weak and wide-open NFC East, and the Ea­gles went out and grabbed it.

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