Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul: Eagles game is a 'must-win'

Posted September 25, 2017

The game started with players on both sides of Lincoln Financial Field locked arm in arm.

The winless New York Giants head to the City of Brotherly Love looking to get on track against the rival Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles held a 7-0 lead at halftime, but injuries to several key players decimated the defense, and the Giants scored 24 points in the fourth quarter, taking a 24-21 lead with just over three minutes to play.

The Eagles played most of Sunday's game without Cox, Jordan Hicks, Ronald Darby, Rodney McLeod and a handful of other key defensive players, with the first two names acquiring injuries in Week 3 action. Actually, understated is putting it nicely. So it's very important to show respect for the flag, for the anthem, but it can be misinterpreted that certain people are not showing respect. I'm not asking them to spend a high first-round pick on a running back, but I do think they should consider taking a running back with a second- or third-round pick, which they haven't done since 1999. They are one of only nine teams that has not won a game.

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Eagles special teams performed uncharacteristically last week.

"I'm confident in my teammates", offensive tackle Lane Johnson said.

The Eagles defense would get a stop of their own just moments later. "And it was great to see".

For now, the Giants can be relieved to have one of the most dynamic players in the National Football League back on offense.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made a decision to not come out onto the field for the anthem in Chicago, opting to stay in the tunnel instead of making players choose between protesting in public or not. So I don't go into it putting a number on it.

While Jenkins gave a message of unity, sharing the Eagles' plan for the game.

This isn't a good week to face the Eagles, who get after the quarterback with a fury. He has already been sacked eight times in the first two games of 2017, which means that he is on pace to be sacked 64 times this season. "I'm confident in what we can do. Calmness", Pederson said after the game of letting Elliott try the kick. "It sounded like a cannon off his foot". Coaching is a tough business, and figuring out complex problems like the ones afflicting the Giants takes time.

Philadelphia rushed for 193 yards on the day, with Wentz passing for just 176 and one touchdown. As Darren Sproles (wrist) went out early, the Eagles turned to a rotation of Blount, Wendell Smallwood, and Corey Clement.

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Elliott, the placekicker picked up after Week 1 to stand in for injured Caleb Sturgis, nailed a 46-yard field goal to tie things at 24-all with 56 seconds to play. NY is sitting on a cowardly 0-2 record that paints them as the absolute worst team in the NFC East. Offense needs to come together.