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Another edition of NFC East follies gets a spectacular finish as Eagles rally past Giants

The Eagles' Boston Scott hauls in the game-winning touchdown pass with 40 seconds left to play in Thursday's 22-21 victory over the Giants. (Derik Hamilton/AP)

The tragicomedy that is the NFC East was on full display Thursday night in Philadelphia.

A national viewing audience was subjected to the uniquely cringeworthy brand of football that is played in the NFL’s sorriest division. Yet an evening filled with typical NFC East foibles culminated with an exciting finish. Quarterback Carson Wentz crafted a late comeback as the Philadelphia Eagles doubled their win total and moved into a virtual tie for first place by beating the New York Giants, 22-21, at Lincoln Financial Field.

“It was an ugly game,” Wentz told Fox afterward. “We left a lot of points out there, a lot of plays. But to stay in it and keep believing, keep fighting and to pull it out, I’m proud of these guys.”