Giants Shock Philly, Beat Eagles 29-16

That’s a hell of an effort by the New York Giants, as they go into to Philly, play with fire, and beat the Eagles 29-16

The Giants started off the scoring on a great looking 40 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jacobs. Not to be outdone, Victor Cruz caught his first NFL touchdown pass on a 74 yard grab that saw him break a bunch of tackles. The Eagles wouldn’t be shut out for long, as they started the 2nd quarter with a field goal. LeSean McCoy added an 11 yard touchdown. As time expired, the Eagles hit another field goal, bringing the score to 14-13 Giants.

The Eagles started off the scoring late in the 3rd quarter with another field goal, to make it 16-14 Eagles. The Giants answered back with a 28 yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz. After a two point conversion, the Giants lead 22-16. Ahmad Bradshaw put the icing on the cake with an 18 yard touchdown run to make it 29-16.

The Giants offense had some big plays, especially early on. The 40 yard pass to Jacobs. The 74 yard pass to Cruz. The 28 yard pass to Cruz again.  They moved the ball effectively, and got great line play. They didn’t really go to the running game. The Eagles did have the ball a lot, but the Giants moved the ball when they had to.  But, they did what they had to do, made plays when they needed to. I really loved the game plan. I thought they were really creative.  Getting Jacobs out wide. The wheel route with Cruz. All creative.

I think the defense came out with an inspired performance. Yes, they had trouble against the run, but they pressured Vick well, maybe too much for his own good. Jackson and Maclin didn’t have big games. I thought they played their hearts out. Boley was terrific. Tuck, JPP, Canty were terrific. I thought Jaicquan Williams was terrific. I feel so good for Aaron Ross. Two interceptions! I think this will serve him well in the future. I think they played with emotion, maybe too much at times, but a very good job.

This is the fire I want to see. I think it wasn’t a perfectly played game, but I loved the effort, and that kind of effort will keep them in any game. They capitalized on mistakes. This is what Giants football needs to be.

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