But the real MVP on offense was Jason Peters. I mentioned in my preview that the Eagles needed to have a good game from Peters and the offensive line in order to win. The Giants' defense heavily relies on the pass rush, but it was non-existent last night because of the stellar performance on the line. Getting Mathis and Kelce back will only strengthen that unit.
The defense last night, what a thing of beauty. Here are the list of teams who have gotten shutout this season: the New York Jets Week 5 vs. the Chargers, and the Giants last night. Even the Raiders, Jaguars, and Buccaneers have managed to score in every game this season. The only realistic chance the Giants had at scoring was the fourth and goal play that ended up with a torn patella for Victor Cruz. Demeco Ryans really stood out to me last night. He took command out there and read the Giants' offense like a book. Connor Barwin had an incredible night as well, finishing with three sacks in the game. That game brought Barwin into a three way tie for third place in sacks, with 6 on the season.
The Eagles go into the bye week sitting at 5-1 and in a tie for first in the division with Dallas. The Cowboys are taking on the Giants at home next week, so the tie will be broken by this time next week. But as long as the Eagles keep up this level of play, the division title will be won in no time.
By: Dan Goggin
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