Eli Manning still has some life left in that 38-year-old arm.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP returned under center for the New York Giants on Monday night and found receiver Darius Slayton for not one, but two touchdowns in the second quarter.
The first touchdown pass for Manning was a 35-yard strike to Slayton to open the second quarter.
Then, with the Giants up 10-3 with 35 seconds remaining in the half, Manning stunned the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, launching a 55-yard touchdown pass to Slayton.
The 38-year-old Manning seemed to have taken a dip in the fountain of youth, hitting on 11-of-19 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
The 2-10 Giants took a 17-3 lead into halftime against an Eagles team who played an uninspiring first half as they were seeking to keep pace in the NFC East division race.
Manning, Giants Struggle in Second Half; Let Eagles Back in Game
With their season hanging in the balance, the Eagles made the proper adjustments and stifled Manning and the Giants’ offense in the second half on Monday night.
Manning was held to only four completions and a total of 24 passing yards, as the Giants were shutout in the second half.
It’s unclear at this time if Manning will be given another start in this, his final season with the Giants. New York will host the Miami Dolphins this Sunday.
Carson Wentz Rallies Eagles Back From Dead For 23-17 Overtime Win
With the Eagles’ season all but hanging on by a thread, Carson Wentz delivered Philadelphia to an improbable comeback win, beating the Giants 23-17 in overtime.
The Eagles felt the wrath of the home crowd at Lincoln Financial Field when they went into the locker room at halftime down 17-3 to the 2-10, last-place Giants.
Wentz, playing with a limited supply of offensive weapons after his top-receiver, Alshon Jeffery went down, took the Eagles on his back and rallied them from a 14-point deficit.
The 26-year-old Wentz led the team on two clutch drives, an 85-yard march to tie the game late in the fourth quarter and a 75-yard drive to win the game in OT.
One of the Eagles’ lone-remaining healthy stars, tight end Zach Ertz, caught both the game-tying TD with 1:53 to go in regulation and the winning score in overtime.
Wentz finished with 325 passing yards and two TDs as the Eagles improved to 6-7.
With the win, Philadelphia drew even with the Cowboys atop the NFC East and now controls their own destiny. The Eagles would clinch the division by winning their final three games against the Redskins (Dec. 15), Cowboys (Dec. 22) and Giants (Dec. 29).