Player Watch: Boston Scott, known Giant slayer, should be gearing up for a Legacy Game on Saturday night
If history repeats itself, Saturday night will forever be known as a Boston Scott Legacy Game.
After a close win against the fraudulent Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, the New York Giants will now travel south on 95 to take on the 1-seed Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night at 8:15 EST.
The Philadelphia Eagles have already faced off against the New York Giants twice this season, beating them both times. Most recently, the Birds beat the Giants with a very conservative game plan in Week 18. The first matchup of the 2022 season against the Giants was an absolute massacre, where the Eagles dismantled the Giants 48-22 thanks to 144 yards and two touchdowns from Miles Sanders.
While Miles Sanders popped off earlier this season. We would be fools to forget Boston Scott against the Giants this weekend. Nobody will ever know why or how he does it, but Scott absolutely owns the New York Giants.
Scott has played 60 games throughout his five-year career with the Eagles, eight of those games against the New York Giants. In those eight games, Scott has racked up 86 carries for 414 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Boston Scott Lives Rent Free in the Heads of Giants Fans
Scott’s domination against the Giants started early in his career when he broke out for 128 yards and a touchdown on December 9th, 2019. His next game of the ’19 season against the Giants was his best one, where he tallied over 140 yards and three total rush touchdowns.
The New York Giants’ run defense has been atrocious this year, allowing 2,451 total yards on the ground, ranking 6th worst in the NFL. Their run defense is ranked 31st in the league on the road, while the Eagles hold the 5th most rushing yards in all of football this season, thanks to the trio of Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell, and Boston Scott, along with Jalen Hurts.