Philadelphia Eagles Dominate New York Giants, Advance to NFC Championship

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the NFC Championship game. The NFC's top seed absolutely dismantled their NFC East rival New York Giants Saturday night in a 38-7 win, dominating in all facets and earning a date with either the Dallas Cowboys or San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.

It was clear from the jump that Saturday would be a night to remember for Philly fans. The Eagles scored a touchdown on the game's opening drive, forced a turnover on downs on the Giants' possession, scored another touchdown, then forced a Giants interception. A 14-0 first-quarter lead grew into a 28-0 second-half lead, and the game was functionally over at halftime.

The Eagles simply overwhelmed the Giants at every turn. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was efficient and controlled, netting 148 passing yards and 34 rushing yards while totalling three touchdowns. The run game was sensational, hammering the Giants for 268 yards on 44 carries. The defense was smothering, notching five sacks and limiting the Giants to a mere 13 first downs. The Eagles appeared every bit the juggernaut who won their first eight games.

As for the Giants, their surprising, feel-good season has come to a screeching stop. They were totally helpless against their division foe. After showing so much promise this season and in the Wildcard Round, quarterback Daniel Jones endured a relentless thrashing, netting a mere 109 yards on 32 dropbacks. Superstar running back Saquon Barkley compiled a respectable but meaningless 82 yards on 11 touches. The Giants overperformed to get this far, but they suddenly appear miles from contention in the NFC East for the near future.

The Eagles will host the winner of today's Divisional Round matchup between the San Francisco 49er and Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship game next Sunday.

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