The Philadelphia Eagles have found yet another way to make a come back against the New York Giants. I was worried that I would not have any positive plays to post for this article with both the offense and defense playing horribly in the first half. I am finally happy to be able to write about some actual impact plays the Eagles offense made.
For this week's post, Boston Scott's play in the second half gave the Eagles the momentum they needed to tip the scales back in their favor. The first big play from him was the end result of a 10 play, 58-yard drive - a two-yard run. This brought the game down to a one possession lead for New York.
That drive was when everyone was able to see some life in an Eagles offense that wasn't able to put anything together in the first half. In the final minutes of the game, Carson Wentz found Zach Ertz for a touchdown to tie the game at 17-17, which resulted in the first overtime game of the year for the Eagles.
In overtime, Scott continued to shine by gaining 25-yards on a toss play. The longest run of the game set up the Eagles offense to eventually find Ertz in the endzone once again winning the game in overtime.
Everyone was wondering which running back would do better -- Penn State's Miles Sanders or Penn State's Saquon Barkley. Well the truth is neither impacted this game quite like Scott did. When his name was called, Scott gave it his all; whenever he made a play there was just this energy that came off of him that made the other players on offense step up.
After this crazy comeback of a game, I'm glad the Eagles saw that Scott's true potential in what he can bring to this offense and rode the hot hand. I was waiting for a breakout game because he fits perfectly in the Eagles run style, but can also catch passes as well (just a shifty Darren Sproles).
So if the Eagles end up winning the NFC East and get into the postseason, there is going to need to be a mix of Scott with Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders to ensure the offense gets some impactful plays from their running back group.