Giants lose meaningless Week 18 game, finish regular season 9-7-1

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Jan 8, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (12) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants regular season is officially over. The Giants concluded their 2022 regular season with a 16-22 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 18. Big Blue rested the majority of their starters, having already clinched the sixth seed in the NFC and their first playoff berth since 2016. The Giants finish the regular season with a 9-7-1 record and will now turn their attention toward the postseason. New York will travel to Minnesota to face off against the Vikings in the Wild Card round next weekend.

Main takeaways from Giants vs Eagles Week 18

The Giants fought hard in their final regular season matchup, losing to the Eagles by only one possession. New York played with essentially its third-string defense and still managed to hold Philadelphia to only 22 points on offense. Defensive back Nick McCloud stood out, totaling five tackles and 1.5 sacks in the contest.

Davis Webb got the start at quarterback for Big Blue, the first start of his career. The Giants let Daniel Jones rest for the postseason and also preserved their backup in Tyrod Taylor, ensuring he is available next week in case he is needed in an emergency situation. Webb was solid, though, passing for 168 yards and one touchdown and also adding one rushing touchdown in the contest.

Kenny Golladay provided the game’s top highlight, scoring his first touchdown as a member of the New York Giants. Two full seasons later, the player who was brought in to be the Giants’ alpha dog receiver is finally on the board. KennyG totaled two receptions for 30 yards and the score.

With tonight’s loss, the New York Giants’ regular season has come to a close. Big Blue is now focused on the postseason with their first matchup coming against the 13-4 Minnesota Vikings next weekend. After competing into the fourth quarter in today’s matchup with the Eagles, the Giants can go into Minnesota with confidence. The last matchup between the Vikings and the Giants ended in dramatic fashion with Minnesota narrowly earning the victory on a 61-yard field goal as time expired. The Giants will hope to flip the script as they search for their first playoff win since Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

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