Eagles vs. Giants score: Jalen Hurts, defense proves too much as Philadelphia heads to NFC title game

PHILADELPHIA — Jalen Hurts suffered a shoulder injury that hurt the Philadelphia Eagles heading into the playoffs.

Hurts became the second Eagles player with two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in a playoff game, joining Donovan McNabb on that distinguished list, as the Eagles cruised to a 38–7 playoff victory over the New York Giants. .

The Eagles are on their way to their sixth NFC Championship Game appearance since the start of the 2001 season, their second in five years. Hurts finished 16 of 24 for 254 yards with two touchdowns (112.2 rating) and had nine carries for 34 yards and a touchdown — the Eagles built a 28-0 lead in the first half en route to the victory.

Hurts showed his shoulder wasn’t going to be a problem, going 7-of-7 for 89 yards as the Eagles led 14-0 after the first quarter, with touchdown passes to Dallas Goedert and Devonta Smith giving Philadelphia the lead. .

The defense took over the game early as Hassan Reddick had 1.5 sacks for the Eagles in the first half, and the duo kept the Giants from going down the field on their first drive. James Bradberry threw an interception on the Giants’ second possession, the first by an Eagles cornerback since Week 9. Philadelphia led 14-0 in that game.

Boston Scott scored a touchdown in the second quarter for the Eagles to put them up 21-0, his 11th in nine career games against the Giants. Scott has 19 career touchdowns, living up to his “Giant Killer” reputation. Hurts touched down in a hurry to cap off a dominant first half.

The Eagles finished with 268 yards rushing, with Kenny Cainwell finishing with 12 carries for 112 yards and a TD. Miles Sanders had 17 carries for 90 yards and a score. The Eagles averaged 6.1 yards per carry.

The Eagles (15-3) milked the clock from there and advanced to the NFC Championship Game. They will host either the Dallas Cowboys or the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field at 3 p.m. The Giants finish the season 9-8-1.

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