4:15 pm (FOX) - Eagles at Giants
Eagles win over the Giants 36-22.
Eli Manning was 28-of-40 for 282 yards, and 2 interceptions.
rushed for 75 yards on 19 carries.
Brandon Jacobs had 3 carries for 13 yards.
Jeremy Shockey caught 8 passes for 70 yards.
Plaxico Burress caught 6
passes for 120 yards.
Tim Carter caught 4 passes for 30 yards.
Tiki Barber caught 5 passes for 29 yards.
Will Demps had 1 sack 1, interception,
and 1 forced fumble.
Carlos Emmons had 1 sack.
Antonio Pierce recovered
Jay Feely kicked 3 field goals, 47, 23, and 24 yards.
"I admit, I was hoping for
more after the Giants got an early 7-0 lead. A blowout would have been nice, but
instead it was one of the usual Giants-Eagles battles you have come to expect,
with all the twists and turns. It included the longest Giants runback of the season
by Craig Morton for 38 yards, followed later by the longest runback of the season
by the Eagles, the first interception on Jeff Garcia since he started, fights
and unexpected penalties, and as usual, Brian Dawkins played a big part with one
interception and two forced fumbles.
This game could have gone either way.
The Giants had a shaky 16-14 lead in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold it.
Jeff Garcia, Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter were playing too good, and
today the Giants needed a little more firepower. If Michael Strahan could have
made it back for this game, that could have made the difference."
"The Eagles stopped Tiki Barber last time,
and the Giants didn't believe it. Tiki Barber did a bit better this time, but
not near enough to control this game or near enough to wear the Eagles defense
down. The Eagles were daring the Giants to beat them in the air, and that's a
good strategy against the Giants ultra conservative gameplay. Give the Giants
a 2nd and short, and they'll either run the ball or toss a short pass for the
first down. They don't see it as an opportunity to keep the defense off balance,
throw downfield and make a big play.
They did take one shot late in the third
quarter on a first down. After Akers missed on a 48 yard field goal, the Giants
had the ball on their own 38 and Manning threw a pass deep to Plaxico Burress
for 52 yards. That gave them a great shot from the Eagles 10 yard line, but that
somehow resulted in a mere field goal instead of a go-ahead touchdown.
the Eagles forced four turnovers, and that was too expensive for the Giants to
overcome. The Giants defense couldn't stop the Eagles when they had the edge,
3rd-11, 2nd-11, 3rd-8, 3rd-11, were all do-able and the Eagles totaled 382 yards.
Despite everything, the Giants can still get into the playoffs. If they win their
next two games against New Orleans and Washington, they are in the playoffs."
| First Quarter |
| NY GIANTS - TOUCHDOWN|
Tiki Barber, 11 Yd run (Jay Feely kick is good), 12:34.
Drive: 2 plays, 21
yards in 0:31.
NY GIANTS 7-0
Correll Buckhalter, 2 Yd run (David Akers kick is good), 6:18.
Drive: 12 plays,
80 yards in 6:16.
NY GIANTS 7-7
PHILADELPHIA - TOUCHDOWN|
Brian Westbrook, 1 Yd run (David Akers kick
is good), 1:02.
Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards in 3:28.
NY GIANTS - FIELDGOAL
Jay Feely 47 Yd, 0:03.
Drive: 6 plays, 39 yards in 0:59.
Third Quarter |
NY GIANTS - FIELDGOAL|
Jay Feely 23 Yd, 1:10.
Drive: 5 plays, 57 yards in 1:52.
Fourth Quarter |
GIANTS - FIELDGOAL|
Jay Feely 24 Yd, 14:08.
Drive: 4 plays, 1 yards in 1:11.
NY GIANTS 16-14
PHILADELPHIA - TOUCHDOWN
Brian Westbrook, 28 Yd run (David Akers kick is good), 12:36.
Drive: 3 plays,
36 yards in 1:32.
GIANTS - TOUCHDOWN
Brandon Jacobs, 1 Yd run (Tiki Barber Run for 2 Pt. Conversion failed), 6:59.
Drive: 4 plays, 35 yards in 2:03.
Reggie Brown, 19 Yd pass from Jeff Garcia (Jeff Garcia pass to L.J. Smith for
2 Pt. Conversion), 2:57.
Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards in 4:02.
Trent Cole, 19 Yd interception return (David Akers kick is good), 2:47.
|First Downs |
|3rd-Down Efficiency |
|4th-Down Efficiency |
|Total Net Yards |
| Total plays|
| Average gain|
|Net Yards Rushing |
| Average gain per rush|
| Tackles for loss-yards|
|Net Yards Passing |
| Times sacked: Number-Yards|
| Gross passing yards|
|Pass Attempts-completions-had Intercepted|
| Avg gain per pass play|
|Kickoffs: Number-in End Zone-touchbacks |
|Punts: Number and Average |
| Had blocked|
|FGs - PATs Had Blocked |
|Net Punting Average |
|Total Return Yardage (not including kickoffs)|
| Number-Yards: Punt Returns|
| Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns|
| Number-Yards: Interception Returns|
|Penalties: Number-yards |
|Fumbles: Number-lost |
|Extra Points: Made-attempts |
| Kicking: Made-Attempts|
| Passing: Made-Attempts|
| Rushing: Made-Attempts|
|Field Goals: Made-attempts |
|Red Zone Efficiency |
|Goal To Go Efficiency |
|Final Score |
|Time Of Possession |
Giants and Eagles split their season series
for just the third time in the last 22 years.
They also split in 1990 and
Eagles Brian Westbrook went
over 1,000 yards for the first time in his five-year career.
Dec 24, New Orleans at Giants, 1:00 PM ET