Alec Ogletree On WFAN: Giants Weren't Prepared For Eagles' Game-Winning TD Play

Ertz Was Wide Open In End Zone

Joe & Evan
December 10, 2019 - 2:39 pm

Alec Ogletree admits the Giants were caught off-guard by the play the Eagles ran to win Monday night's game in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia capped a come-from-behind victory with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz to Zach Ertz in overtime. The Eagles tight end was wide open in the back of the end zone on the play.

During his weekly appearance with WFAN's Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Tuesday, Ogletree said it was a look the Eagles hadn't shown on tape. 

"They kind of spread us out," the linebacker explained. "They made us adjust a little bit and motioned down to, like, a bunch look. And, I mean, we had guys doing stuff that we haven't practiced on or really been in that situation. And a little bit of the communication got lost on who was supposed to do what, and they were able to execute on it. We weren't really prepared for that play. 

"They'd never shown that play, and the way we adjusted to it was right at first, and then when they motioned to the bunch, it was just something that we didn't see on film."

The game got off to a promising start, with the Giants jumping out to a 17-3 halftime lead. But Big Blue ended up losing its ninth straight game to fall to 2-11 on the season.

"It's a tough situation 'cause when you play kind of as well as we did in the first half and then come out the second half and not have as good a half, it sucks, and you just want to try to win the game at the end of the day," Ogletree said.

To listen to Ogletree's interview with Joe and Evan, click on the audio player above.