The banged-up Eagles struggled to convert on third (or fourth) down against the Giants Sunday. They struggled on defense.

Generally, the Eagles struggled all over the field in a 27-17 loss to the New York Giants, in a game that felt a lot worse than the score reflects.

The good news was that Wentz did not throw an interception, but otherwise it was a tough game for the quarterback, who completed 21 of 37 attempts and was sacked three times.Both Boston Scott — with a 56-yard run — and Corey Clement scored touchdowns, and Miles Sanders added a two-point conversion, but that effort fizzled as the team failed to convert a single third down, after nine attempts.

Penalties killed the Eagles in the first half, with Coach Doug Pederson expressing his frustration. “Are you kidding me? That’s what’s killing us on offense,” he told Fox’s Laura Okmin, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark. “We cannot move prior to the snap. End of story.”

The Eagles, at 3-5-1, remain atop the NFC East, thanks to the tie against Cincinnati. But the Giants made their case to win the dreadful division.

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