Eagles Capitalize Off Giants Gaffes, Win Divisional Showdown 27-17

Eli, after fumbling the ball, on what could have been a possible 1st down conversion late in the 4th quarter

The Giants put in a valiant effort, but mistakes, turnovers and penalties cost them the game as the Eagles won 27-17. The Giants had everything lined up for them to win, but this loss is on them.

The Eagles started off the scoring early, on a 4 yard touchdown run by Mike Vick. After a 24 yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes, the Eagles answered right back with a 38 yard field goal. They added one more, this time a 24 yarder, to make it 13-3 before half.

To start the second half, the Eagles added yet another field goal, this time from 28 yards, to make it 16-3. Giants got right back in the game, late in the third, with a 2 yard Travis Beckum touchdown.

The game was changed in the 4th quarter, when Justin Tuck sacked Mike Vick and forced a fumble. Two plays later, the Giants were on top after Derek Hagan scored from 5 yards out to give the Giants a 17-16 lead. The Eagles did answer back, after LeSean McCoy ran the ball 50 yards to the house. After a two point conversion, it was 24-17 Eagles. David Akers added a field goal at the end to ice the game and make it 27-17.

The offense started slow, but got its act together in the second half, running and passing much better. Still, too many penalties and turnovers. The Eli fumble was awful at the end, and cost them the game. Can’t have those penalties and turnovers.

The defense was sharp throughout. Vick didn’t go crazy and they kept them in the game till the offense could match. The big play, obviously, was the Tuck strip sack and fumble recovery that led to the touchdown. They bent, but they did not break. It was a remarkable performance for this defense. The one blemish, and it was a big one, was the McCoy 50 yard run for a TD, after a Jason Pierre-Paul offsides.

Mistakes, penalties, turnovers. All of them kept them from winning a winnable game. The Eli fumble was just awful. As was the offsides on Jason Pierre-Paul. You cannot be a great team if you turn the ball over, commit penalties, and make mistakes. Can’t do it. They gave this game away. This is a good football team. But they haven’t been showing it lately. This is abou as bad of a loss as you can get. And it was all preventable.

Take On The Game From: Eagles Gab


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2 Responses to “Eagles Capitalize Off Giants Gaffes, Win Divisional Showdown 27-17”

  1. Paul says:

    A remarkable performance for the Giants D? They gave up nearly 400 yards when they average giving up 270. I would say it was the worst performance of the year.

  2. Paul says:

    Oh, and the Eagles had the twice the penalty yards of the Giants. Let’s face it – the G-men got beat soundly. Some Eagle mistakes (two dropped passes in the endzone and a Vick fumble) allowed the Giants to sneak back into this one. They had only 200 yards in total offense. This was an ass-kicking if there ever was one.