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Zach Ertz, Boston Scott key Eagles overtime win over Giants

The Eagles came back from a two-touchdown deficit to secure a much-needed win in Week 14.

Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball as Alec Ogletree of the New York Giants pursues during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 9, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles secured a critical overtime win over the New York Giants in Week 14. Carson Wentz found Zach Ertz wide open in the back of the end zone for a two-yard touchdown pass to get the 23-17 win. Philadelphia improves to 6-7 with the win and is now tied with the Dallas Cowboys atop the NFC East. The Giants drop to 2-11 and remain one game back of the Cincinnati Bengals for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Eagles offense couldn’t get anything going for the first half, falling behind 17-3 at halftime. Boston Scott and Zach Ertz started to key things in the second half as injuries felled Alshon Jeffery and Miles Sanders. Scott rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown and added 69 yards on six receptions, most of it in the second half. Ertz caught nine passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime.

The Giants looked like they were going to rain on the Eagles parade in Eli Manning’s first start since Week 2. Manning threw two touchdowns in the first half and had the Giants cooking, particularly his connection with Darius Slayton. In the first half, Slayton had five receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns. They did not connect in the second half as the Giants offense fell apart.

Philadelphia moves into a tie with Dallas, who holds the head-to-head tiebreaker from their Week 7 win. These two meet up in Philly in Week 16, and the Eagles Monday win guarantees that game will have meaning regardless of what happens next week when the Cowboys face the Rams and the Eagles face Washington.