Recap: Eagles clinch No. 1 seed and first round bye with 22-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 18
Jalen Hurts returned after missing the last two weeks with a sprained right shoulder and led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 22-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 18.
The Eagles closed out the regular season with a 14-3 record and have clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC along with a first round bye in the playoffs.
The game today was honestly pretty conservative throughout and felt more like a preseason game against the Giants’ second team. New York already secured the No. 6 seed in the NFC and opted to rest the majority of their starters against the Eagles the final week of the regular season.
Hurts finished the day completing 20-of-35 passes for 229 yards and an interception. Hurts finished the season with 35 total touchdowns, tying a franchise record set by Randall Cunningham in 1990. He did have a TD pass called back in third quarter because of a penalty and then promptly threw his sixth interception of the season on the next play.
Jalen Hurts 2022 Regular Season
- 4,219 Yards Total Yards (Most in Franchise History)
- 35 Total TDs
- 67.3 CMP% and 104.6 Passer Rating
- 5 Ints (T-31st)
Miles Sanders carried the ball 11 times for 33 yards, while AJ Brown led all receivers with four receptions for 95 yards.
Brown, who started the game by hauling in a 35 yard reception, now has the Eagles single-season receiving yards record, passing Mike Quick’s previous 1,409 record set in 1983.
AJ Brown and Mike Quick Postgame
Brown tossed on a Mike Quick jersey after the game and discussed what it was like to pass him in the Eagles’ history books.
DeVonta Smith Most Single-Season Receptions in Eagles Franchise History
DeVonta Smith set the Eagles’ season record for receptions with 95. He had seven receptions against the Giants. Irving Fryar had 88 catches in 1996.
Boston Scott vs the Giants
Boston Scott rushed for another touchdown today, which means he has now scored 10 of his 17 career TDs against the Giants.
Jake Elliot kicked field goals of 32, 52, and 39 yards in the first half and then added field goals of 52 and 22 in the second half.
The Eagles will now enjoy a first round bye as the rest of the NFC will gear up for Wild Card Weekend.