PHILADELPHIA -- Odell Beckham Jr. has spent all season battling the officials, so he certainly wasn't surprised by what he saw on Thursday. Once again, there were a series of inexplicable penalty calls and non-calls, and the Giants were pretty sure it all went against them.
"We know what it is over here," Beckham said after the Giants' 24-19 loss to the Eagles. "We know what it's always going to be. We're not looking for any calls. We've just got to play through it. That's the bottom line."
Here are some of the more specific plays and things that really bothered the Giants:
Unnecessary roughness on CB Eli Apple
In the second quarter, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz scrambled up the middle for eight yards and slid at the end of his run. Apple, the Giants' rookie corner, saw Wentz slide and seemed to slow his momentum as he went to the ground. They collided a little, but at the end of the slide Wentz popped up, right into Apple. Several seconds later, an official pulled his flag out.
"I thought Eli was trying to protect the quarterback at the end," Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said. "He was trying to pull off as the quarterback went down to slide to protect himself. Eli kind of slid and tried to protect the quarterback. But we will get with the league, get an explanation and get on the same page."
Roughing the passer on DE Olivier Vernon
On a third-down incomplete pass in the third quarter, Vernon caught Wentz from behind and, after he let go of the pass, Vernon dragged him down and appeared to slam him into the ground hard. It was hard enough, at least, that Wentz briefly left the game to be evaluated for a concussion. It was a clean tackle and not overly aggressive, except that the force of the blow came after Wentz had released the ball -- too far after, as far as the officials were concerned.
"Yeah, my arm was around him and my face was at his back, so I don't know what they want me to do," Vernon said. "I mean, you must have to stop mid-air to make a tackle. I didn't think that was a penalty. I don't know what they want."
Added McAdoo: "I thought Olivier tackled him in the strike zone. I'm not sure how he cannot drive the quarterback into the ground there when he was trying to tackle him. Again, we will submit it and get an explanation for it."
No pass interference called on Eagles CB Nolan Carroll on Giants WR Sterling Shepard's fourth-down "drop"
With 2 minutes, left the Giants, after a false start by guard John Jerry, went for it on fourth-and-6 from the Eagles 37. Manning hit Shepard for the first down, but Shepard couldn't hang on in part because Carroll had his arm.
Did Shepard think he was interfered with on that play? "I definitely did at the top of it," he said. "But I've still got to come up with the play. I usually come up with those."
The Eagles committed only one penalty
Philadelphia's lone penalty: a false start in the fourth quarter. The Giants found that hard to believe in a tough, physical division game. The Giants' receivers found it especially hard to believe considering Eli Manning threw the ball 63 times.
"We threw it 63 times. No holding calls, no pass interferences," wide receiver Victor Cruz said. "You said it better than I did.
"That happens each and every week," Cruz added. "It's football. It's every week. Nothing has changed. You get the same kind of coverage, the same kind of physical play. To go along with it we get the same no-calls, so nothing's changed."