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Eagles Beat Giants With Rookie Kicker’s 61-Yard Field Goal With No Time Left

Rookie kicker Jake Elliott—a fifth-round Bengals pick who was signed off their practice squad by the Eagles after Week 1—nailed a 61-yard field goal at the gun today to give Philly a 27-24 win.


The Eagles led 14-0 and had the game in hand in the fourth, until the Giants scored 21 points in five minutes—including a pair of touchdowns by Odell Beckham Jr. The Eagles responded with a TD by Corey Clement; after that, the teams traded field goals.

The Eagles had the ball with 13 seconds left at their own 38-yard line. One pass later, they gave their rookie kicker a long shot to win it—and he did.

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