Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Eagles Beat Giants, Giving Cowboys Top Seed in NFC Playoffs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Eagles Beat Giants, Giving Cowboys Top Seed in NFC Playoffs

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PHILADELPHIA * If the New York Giants continue to play this way, they won't have much of an impact even if they make the playoffs.

Malcolm Jenkins had the second two-interception game of his eight- year career, returning one for a touchdown, and the Philadelphia Eagles snapped a slide at five games by beating the Giants 24-19 on Thursday night. They built a quick 14-0 led then held on.

The loss prevented New York from advancing to the playoffs and handed Dallas not only the NFC East title by the top seed for the NFC playoffs.

It also put the Giants (10-5) in a more difficult spot for ending their four-season playoff drought. They still own the top wild-card position heading into their finale at Washington.

"We're disappointed right now in the way we played tonight," said Eli Manning, who threw a career-high 63 times, completing 38 passes for 356 yards, but was intercepted three times. "We know we can bounce back next week and still get a win and get in the playoffs. …

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