The Giants faced the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday. It was a close, low-scoring contest, with both defenses putting pressure on the QB and keeping stats to a minimum, at least offensively. The Eagles would go on to defeat the Giants 19 – 17.
The event was scoreless after the first quarter, with both running backs unable to do anything to help out their team. At the end of the first half, the score was 10 – 13 Eagles. Ahmad Bradshaw did play, but was limited to 39 yards on 13 carries for the day. He was able to help out through the air, however, as he had an additional 38 yards receiving on the day.
LeSean Mccoy struggled early, but definitely got it going as the game progressed. He finished with 123 yards rushing on 23 carries, and added another 17 on receptions.
Both quarterbacks played well, even if they didn’t shatter records necessarily. Eli Manning was 24 of 42 for 309 yards, with 2 TD’s and 1 INT. Mike Vick finished 19 of 30 for 241 yards with 1 touchdown and no interceptions.
While most of the second half was bereft of scoring, the last drive as New York marched down the field was interesting as two defensive pass interference calls put the Giants at about the 30, but was followed by offensive pass interference that set up a 54 yard potential game-winning field goal that was missed by Lawrence Tynes.
The Giants will face the Browns next week, while Philadelphia will play Pittsburgh.