Daniel Jones threw for 244 yards and rushed for a touchdown Sunday as the New York Giants tightened up the NFC East race with a 27-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Jones completed 21 of 28 passes with no interceptions, marking the first time in his two-year career he has played consecutive games with no turnovers. Wayne Gallman added two short touchdown runs as New York (3-7) enters its bye week with consecutive wins.
Carson Wentz hit on 21 of 37 passes for 208 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions as Philadelphia failed to convert one third down (0 for 9). The Eagles (3-5-1) still sit atop the division but have a challenging schedule ahead.
The Giants led 21-17 going to the fourth quarter and finished the win off with 35- and 44-yard field goals from Graham Gano, the last occurring with 3:10 left. Their defense limited Philadelphia to 47 yards and three first downs in the fourth quarter.
New York started the game with an 85-yard touchdown drive, which Jones finished with a 34-yard run on a well-executed read-option to the left just 3:49 into the game.
After Philadelphia marched 53 yards in 12 plays to tee up Jake Elliott for a 40-yard field goal at the 6:36 mark, New York rattled off a 75-yard march that lasted nearly seven minutes. Gallman plunged in from the 2 on the second quarter’s opening snap to make it 14-3.
The Giants outgained the Eagles by just over 100 yards in the first half, but a different team emerged from the visitors’ locker room to start the third quarter. Boston Scott rattled off a 56-yard touchdown run on the fifth play of the period, tightroping his way down the left sideline.
After New York responded with a 1-yard scoring run by Gallman at the 9:49 mark, Philadelphia drew within 21-17 when Corey Clement finished a 75-yard drive by going 5 yards up the middle with 5:20 remaining.