Jake Elliott etched his name into Eagles lore and gave them a critical 27-24 win over the New York Giants when the rookie kicker hit a franchise-record 61-yard field goal in the final seconds of their home opener on Sunday.
But the favorable field position on the ensuing kickoff didn’t pay off because Zach Ertz fumbled on the first play, giving the Giants back possession at their 33-yard line.
Eli Manning found Beckham in the back corner of the end zone for an acrobatic, one-handed catch that few others in the NFL could make.
Wentz tried hitting Torrey Smith for a 36-yard catch, but contact by Giants cornerback Eli Apple gave the Eagles the ball in the red zone.
Wendell Smallwood brought the Eagles into Giants territory with a short pass and two rushes, and Wentz connected twice with Ertz to set up a 46-yard field goal by Elliott.
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