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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants coach Joe Judge made clear what he thought of how the Philadelphia Eagles handled the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s loss to the Washington Football Team, a result that kept his team out of the playoffs: He was not happy.
Judge described his belief that it would be disrespectful to his players and the entire league — which made sacrifices to make this difficult season happen — if they went out and didn’t try to compete for 60 minutes in order to try to win a game.
“We will never do that as long as I am the head coach of the New York Giants,” Judge said Monday at the end of a two-plus-minute answer to a question about whether he thought the Eagles did anything wrong.
Philadelphia put third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld into the contest for the fourth quarter of what at the time was a three-point game. Coach Doug Pederson insisted he was “coaching to win” and said his decision-making was not influenced by 2021 NFL draft positioning.
Washington won the game 20-14 to eliminate the Giants from the postseason. Washington won the NFC East as a