Philadelphia Eagles rout New York Giants, but lose key players to injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The injuries keep mounting for the Eagles.

So even when the struggling offense had by far its best game of the season as the Eagles buried the Giants, 34-13, on Thursday night, there was cause for concern when left tackle Jason Peters left the game with a biceps injury and cornerback Sidney Jones left with a hamstring injury.

In addition, right tackle Lane Johnson, a game-time decision with an ankle injury, somehow managed to limp his way through before leaving at the end of the third quarter.

Then starting cornerback Jalen Mills left midway through the fourth quarter with an injury. He came back in one play later. 

Still, the Eagles had to shuffle their offensive line and secondary around. All of this came four days after running back Jay Ajayi tore his ACL, ending his season.

It's a good thing that the Eagles don't play again for 10 days. Even that might not be enough for those hurt Thursday to return. 

For one night, however, the Eagles (3-3) had more than enough to beat the bumbling Giants (1-5) in a crucial NFC East division game.

That's because quarterback Carson Wentz survived several hits to find Alshon Jeffery for two touchdown catches while completing 26 of 36 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns.

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