PHILADELPHIA — Eli Manning isn’t done yet. Neither are the Philadelphia Eagles.
Carson Wentz rallied the Eagles from a 14-point halftime deficit, then tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz in overtime to lead Philadelphia to a 23-17 win over the Giants on Monday night.
The Eagles (6-7) ended a three-game losing streak and moved into a tie with Dallas (6-7) for first place in the N.F.C. East. Philadelphia will win the division if it wins its final three games. The Eagles meet the Cowboys in Week 16.
Manning, the two-time Super Bowl most valuable player, threw two touchdown passes to Darius Slayton in his first game since Week 2. Filling in for the injured rookie Daniel Jones, who had won the starting job in September, Manning was 15 of 30 for 203 yards. But his offense faded badly after halftime, gaining only two first downs, and Manning couldn’t prevent the Giants (2-11) from losing their ninth straight game, tying a franchise record set in 1976, when the team opened the season 0-9.
Wentz threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, including a 5-yard toss to Ertz to tie the score at 17-17 with 1 minute 53 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Already missing three starters on offense, the Eagles lost wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and right tackle Lane Johnson in the first half and were booed off the field trailing by 17-3 at halftime.
They went three-and-out on five straight possessions before Boston Scott caught a 10-yard pass on third-and-5 in the third quarter. Scott then ran 4 yards to the 2 on third-and-3 and scored on the next play to cut it to 17-10.
Wentz drove Philadelphia to the Giants 29 with just under 10 minutes left but Greg Ward dropped what should have been a 29-yard TD pass on third-and-11. Jake Elliott then missed a 47-yard field goal wide left.
But the Eagles’ defense held and Wentz drove the Eagles 85 yards and connected with Ertz to tie the score.
The Eagles won the coin toss in overtime and went 75 yards for the winning score, meaning Manning never got a possession in the extra period.
Ertz finished with nine catches for 91 yards.
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