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Giants Players Lose It On Twitter Over Jalen Hurts Benching, Eagles Loss

They did it, and we all know why they did it.

The Philadelphia Eagles unexpectedly benched their rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts on Sunday night against the Washington Football Team. Up to that point, the game had been competitive, and there was no logical reason to make the switch.

Well, except for the fact that it improved the team’s draft position and simultaneously hurt the New York Giants. That last part might be a bit of a stretch, but it did prevent the Giants from making the playoffs.

Whatever Doug Pederson’s (or whoever is calling the shots in Philadelphia) reasons were, it looked purposeful. And Giants players … yeah, they thought so too. Several even took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

We’ll start with wide receiver Darius Slayton, who had to work through a few things publicly over the mind-blowing decision.

Slayton wasn’t the only one. Several other players from New York weighed in as well, including Blake Martinez, Saquon Barkley and Golden Tate.

All of the above reactions are understandable. Twitter was lighting up as we witnessed those events unfold. And we can imagine that it’s going to get worse as we learn how the Eagles try and justify the decision.

The game ended with the scoreboard showing 20-14 in favor of Washington. Hurts finished with only a 35-percent completion rate while throwing for 72 yards and an interception. But he also added 34 yards and two scores on the ground.

It was nice to see Washington’s starting quarterback, Alex Smith, back out there.

The longtime NFL quarterback was responsible for both of Washington’s two touchdowns on the night, and he has all but solidified his status as the league’s Comeback Player of the Year.

Now we get to see a 7-9 Football Team try to advance in the playoffs. That should be a blast, right?

Here is a look at the Wild Card playoff schedule set to start next weekend.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Let’s not forget the catch (which was not a catch) by the Giants receiver which set up their 59 yard field goal to put them up by 4. Stupid Dallas Head Coach MacUpchuck, did not challenge the call. Stop whining Giants and their fans, you would have lost the game because all the Cowboys needed was a field goal to win rather than a TD!

  2. i don’t know which is better, the Redskins Win or the Giants and Eagles (and their fans) melting down.

    Cowboys fans have been melting down all season and that is always a Joy, but not like Eagles Giants incontinence in the national media spotlight.

    see how this is done …
    Win and You In.
    when you out, you pout.

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