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Oct 12, 8:30 pm - Giants at Eagles
Game 6
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Giants lose to the Eagles 27-0.
Eli Manning was 13 of 23 for 151 yards.
Ryan Nassib was 4 of 5 for 60 yards.
Andre Williams rushed for 58 yards on 16 carries.
Peyton Hillis rushed for 24 yards on 5 carries and caught 3 passes for 28 yards.
Rueben Randle caught 5 passes for 58 yards.

Daniel Fells caught 2 passes for 40 yards and had 1 fumble.

Adrien Robinson caught 1 pass for 29 yards.
Odell Beckham Jr.
caught 2 passes for 28 yards.
Preston Parker caught 1 pass for 6 yards.
Larry Donnell caught 1 pass for 6 yards.
Damontre Moore had one sack.
Zack Bowman and Antrel Rolle each had 1 interception.

Game Notes:
"This is not one of those games you want to file a report on. The Giants held the Eagles to only 7 points in the entire second half. Unfortunately that's only half the story. They both started off knowing that the Cowboys had already won playing against the Seahawks. The Eagles saw the Cowboys go ahead of them in the standings and they came out strong. The Giants did not look at all like the team we saw last week and they were pounded on both offense and defense. By the time the half was over, the Eagles had a commanding 20-0 lead.
The Giants got the ball to start the second half and I was hopeful they would have made some adjustments, but they went three and out. The Eagles got their turn and things were looking up when Zack Bowman intercepted Nick Foles pass and the Giants ended up with the ball at the Eagles 21 yard line. Andre Williams ran twice then Eli Manning hit Larry Donnell with a 15 yard touchdown pass. That could have been the start of a comeback, but the touchdown was called back for an offensive holding penalty and moved the Giants back to the 25.
Manning picked up 18 yards right away with Beckham's second catch of the game. Three plays later he connected with Victor Cruz from the six yard line and now it was fourth down and 3 yards short of the goaline. The Giants were behind by 20 points and went for it. Manning tried to hit Cruz in the endzone, but he collapsed while reaching for the ball with what looks to be a season ending injury. It's still hard to get that image from my mind of him laying on the ground clutching his knee in pain in the corner of the endzone.
If only that offensive holding penalty didn't happen, if only Cruz had gotten to the endzone on his previous play, if only the Giants had settled for a field goal instead of a touchdown, if, if, if. Those kind of thoughts and the players concern for Victor Cruz probably affected the Giants, because right after, Foles was able to march his team 97 yards in just 7 plays to score a touchdown.
Maybe it's no coincidence that Foles threw his longest pass and LeSean McCoy had his longest run on that drive. After that the Giants defense never let the Eagles cross into Giants territory, but the offense hadn't been effective all game. Now, especially without Cruz, they couldn't stay on the field. The Giants have a lot of work to do if they expect to beat the Cowboys next week."

Game Notes:
"It was a big weekend for all the division teams.
With the Eagles winning tonight and the Giants taking a loss, coupled with the Cowboys winning their game in Seattle over the Seahawks, things couldn't be any worse. The Giants are now two games behind Philadelphia and Dallas in the NFC East after seeing their top running back, Rashad Jennings, go down last week and today losing Victor Cruz, their best wide receiver, for the season.
The offensive line was overwhelmed by the Eagles and Eli Manning was sacked six times. It's hard to understand considering that they had scored more than 30 points in each of the last three games. Running back Andre Williams was making his first start and maybe needs better blocking to achieve what Jennings can do, but it was ridiculous that Manning was attacked as much as he was.
You do have to give a bit of credit to the Eagles secondary. They were up against the best receivers the Giants have had going this season and still Manning wasn't able to get rid of the ball as quickly as we've seen. The Eagles defense was well coached and ready for these Giants when they showed up.
Meanwhile the Giants defense let LeSean McCoy pick up 36 yards with just four carries on the opening drive. That's more yardage than he's had in two of his games this season. McCoy had 85 yards by halftime, which was more than he has had in any one game. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played for the first time in Philadelphia against his old team. Unfortunately he had to leave the game early suffering from back spasms.
One strange thing, and yes, it was all garbage time at that point, but In the last two minutes the Giants substituted Ryan Nassib for Manning. Nassib started at his own 6 yard line and after just one running play for 4 yards by Peyton Hillis, he somehow got the Giants down to the Eagles 24 yard line after fumbling and being sacked 3 times (one called back for a penalty) during that last unbalanced crazy drive of the game.
So what do the Giants do now? They have to figure out how the Eagles were so well prepared for them and maybe their game plan or other teams can do the same. This is big especially with the Cowboys coming up. Another division loss there puts them three games back to the Cowboys and two and a half behind the Eagles, on a bye week, and they will have to be hoping for those teams to self destruct on their own."

First Quarter
Play: Cody Parkey 31 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 67 yds, 4:05
Eagles 7-0
Play: Zach Ertz 15 Yd pass from Nick Foles (Cody Parkey Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 81 yds, 4:31
Eagles 10-0
Second Quarter

Play: James Casey 26 Yd pass from Nick Foles (Cody Parkey Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 47 yds, 0:57
Eagles 17-0
Play: Cody Parkey 45 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 16 yds, 2:13
Eagles 20-0

Third Quarter

Play: Darren Sproles 15 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 97 yds, 4:09
Eagles 27-0

Fourth Quarter


Giants had their first shutout loss to the Eagles since a 24-0 defeat on Dec. 1, 1996.

Giants backup Ryan Nassib threw the first 5 five passes of his career, 4 complete for 60 yards.

Eagles were wearing all-black uniforms for the first time in franchise history,

Eagles Nick Foles leads the NFL with 10 turnovers (7 interceptions, 3 fumbles).
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