Tonight’s Monday Night Football contest wasn’t a great one. Bad weather in Philadelphia contributed to some sloppy play on the field, with the rest of the sloppiness likely chalked up to the fact that it was the Giants and the Eagles, two teams that have been bad this season. A scoreless first quarter narrated by ESPN’s somewhat shaky MNF booth was not a recipe for a great time.

Surprisingly, most of the first half highlights came from Eli Manning, starting again in place of the injured Daniel Jones. Manning engineered two touchdowns in the second quarter, spurring the Giants to a 17-3 lead.

The Eagles finally started clicking in the second half, though, thanks to some legitimately great runs from second year back Boston Scott.

With a chance to tie the game with under two minutes to go, Wentz connected with Zach Ertz for a goal line touchdown.

In overtime, the Eagles again did damage on the ground, with Boston Scott and Miles Sanders helping them get to the goal line again.

And once there, the Eagles simply went back to the Ertz well, for the win.

And there you go, 20 unanswered points for the win. Eli finished 15/30 for 203 and two touchdowns, which is just pretty solid for 2019 Eli Manning on the road in bad weather. The Giants probably benefit more from a loss anyway; their season is clearly over. The Eagles, meanwhile, would also be out of playoff contention in a normal year, but this year features an absolutely horrendous NFC East, meaning they’re actually tied with Dallas at 6-7 and very much alive for a postseason berth.

A win for mediocrity is still a win.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.