• David Smith

Philadelphia defeats Giants with 61-yard field goal

On Sept. 24, 2017, the Philadelphia Eagles took on the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The game was back and forth for both teams, but the most thrilling part of the game was the amazing field goal which ended it.

In the first half of the game, the Eagles “were flowing with a 14-0 lead," according to ESPN. In the second half, the Giants came back when Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes.

There were only 13 seconds left on the clock as the Eagles kicker, James Elliot, drilled a 61-yard field goal for the win. Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson said it “Sounded like a cannon off his foot.” According to ESPN, “Elliott said he once hit a wind-aided 75-yard field goal in practice, but his longest in college was 56.”

According to BusinessInsider, “It started when the Giants, tied 24-24, came up just short of a first down with 19 seconds to go in regulation.” The Giants punter then shanked the punt, giving the Eagles the ball on their own 38-yard line. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was able to complete a quick 19-yard pass to Alshon Jeffrey, and with only 13 seconds left, the kicker made the 61-yard field goal for the 27-24 win.

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