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Plays later, Foles faked out defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and threw one deep to Torrey Smith who was unable to reel in the pass but drew a pass interference call on safety Darian Thompson that placed the Eagles inside the NY 10-yard line.

The Eagles (12-2) clinched a first-round bye for the upcoming playoffs.

Out of nowhere, Eli Manning engineered three straight touchdown drives to start Sunday's home game against the 11-2 Philadelphia Eagles, a stunner for the 2-11 Giants considering their offensive futility all year. Later, Aldrick Rosas' go-ahead 48-yard field goal attempt was blocked to cap a miserable day for the Giants' special teams.

The Eagles will need a second-half comeback to avoid an upset loss to the New York Giants Sunday.

Foles threw TD passes to Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz and Trey Burton to rally the Eagles from a 20-7 deficit to a 23-21 lead at the intermis-sion. Kamu Grugier-Hill rejected a Brad Wing punt to set up a Foles scoring pass in the second quarter.

The Giants (2-11) scored on their first three possessions to take the early lead.

Manning finished 37 of 57 and hit Tavarres King on two touchdowns and Sterling Shepard on one. It was Manning's 50th career TD pass against the Eagles, his most against any team.

Of course, Manning then threw an interception to Eagles DB Ronald Darby late in the first quarter to give the Eagles great field position ahead of another touchdown, so the game was far from over. Former Giants offensive lineman Will Beatty is active for the Eagles for the first time this season.

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