Game Balls and Goats: Week 16 Edition

The Giants Beat examines the heroes and zeros following the contest with the Eagles.

With a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs, the New York Giants failed to rise to the challenge with a 19-24 loss to the Eagles on Thursday.

Game Balls: Odell Beckham Jr. led the Giants' offense with 11 receptions for 150 yards. He was one of the few bright spots through the offensive struggles that were finally exposed in the division rivalry. 
Malcolm Jenkins came up big for the Eagles, finishing the game with 6 total tackles, two interceptions, and one defensive TD. The Eagles' safety was explosive in the first quarter, intercepting a pass from Manning and taking it into the end zone for a 39-yard TD. This was the sixth of his career, which leads the league for most interception returns for a touchdown among all safeties. 
Goats: Eli Manning struggled throughout the matchup, though he was never sacked. He threw three interceptions, including one that led to a pick six early in the game. Manning consistently targeted TE Will Tye, who has proven to be an ineffective route runner. Manning failed to make effective reads and seemed confused on the field. 

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