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The broken first-down chain is slowing down the Giants-Eagles playoff game

Posted: Jan 21, 2023 / 8:46pm EST

Updated January 21, 2023 / 8:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There was a broken connection in the linc.

The NFC divisional playoff game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field was briefly halted Saturday night in the inaugural quarter due to an interrupted first-down chain. The NFL still uses chains connected to two signal poles to measure the distance to a first down.

When the Giants were driving mid-quarter, the game was delayed because of an “administrative stoppage.”

The chain was quickly replaced and play resumed with the Eagles leading 7-0.


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