Giants legend Eli Manning in a spat with Eagles’ Fletcher Cox over tanking allegations – NJ.com

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox just can’t stop chasing former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

The two-time Super Bowl champion was one of the first to complain on Twitter about the Eagles’ 20-14 loss to the Washington Football Team on Sunday. The Eagles had 10 starters inactive for the game. Making matters worse, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson pulled starting quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second half, benching him for backup Nate Sudfeld, who hadn’t thrown a pass in the regular season since 2018. By beating the Eagles, Washington clinched the NFC East division title and eliminated the Giants from playoff contention.

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After the game, several members of the Giants’ organization turned to Twitter to register their complaints, including Manning, who tweeted: “This is why we don’t like the Eagles.”

Cox didn’t waste the chance to sack Manning one more time with his response: “We don’t like you either.”

Former Giants offensive lineman and Manning teammate Geoff Schwartz came to the quarterback’s defense: “Eagles captain doesn’t seem too upset about what happened tonight.”

But Cox didn’t miss a beat: “Hmmmm trying to see what’s upset got to do with me trolling Eli.”

Both the Eagles and Giants will be home Saturday watching Washington hosts Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFC wild-card game.

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