Philly’s Fletcher Cox Hits Back at Giants Great Eli Manning After Washington Loss

Published 01/04/2021, 3:13 PM EST


The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a sour defeat at the hands of NFC East opponents, Washington Football Team, in Week 17. But they had no one else to blame but themselves this time as Doug Pederson’s team suffered their 11th defeat of the season. What made things worse was Pederson’s handling of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second half.

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The youngster was clearly having an off day yesterday due to which Pederson benched him in favour of third-string QB Nick Sudfeld. But that couldn’t prevent the Eagles from falling to a 14-20 loss against Washington.

In doing so, Ron Rivera’s boys made their way to the NFC East crown instead of the New York Giants. Former Super Bowl winner Eli Manning took to social media with a direct attack at the Eagles who appeared to ‘tank’ the game on purpose. But that did not sit well with Philadelphia Eagles DE Fletcher Cox.

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Fletcher Cox responds to New York Giants great Eli Manning

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Not many will have blamed Manning from expressing his opinion on the events from last night. But Super Bowl-winning DE Fletcher Cox could not just sit back and take all that heat without retaliating. As seen in the post above, Cox made it clear how he and his teammates feel with respect to their NFC East rivals, New York Giants.

There’s clearly still a heated animosity between both parties. Sunday’s game in Philly will just add to their rich rivalry and hopefully ebb into the seasons to follow. Jalen Hurts and Daniel Jones are two promising young quarterbacks with a bright future in the NFL. This war is far from over so watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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