By no means was this an Eagles-Giants classic. New York’s record dropped to 0-5 on the season, so simply stating the Eagles are back on track seems like a fallacy. After all, Philadelphia is just 2-3 itself.
That said, the Birds desperately needed to win this game or risk their fanbase losing faith in this season, the new coaching staff and a rebuilding project in its infancy. Thankfully, they managed to pull it out—and with their backup quarterback no less.
Give Nick Foles credit. He came into a hostile environment, even fell behind at one point, but managed to keep his poise and help guide Philly to an important victory. We’ll get to their position in the standings in due time, but for now, it’s just a monumental W in a crowded NFC East.
With that being said, there were numerous far-reaching implications stemming from this game, only just beginning with the quarterback position. Here we delve into some of those in our weekly takeaways.