So this time it was by 2 points, well in this circumstance that is considered a blow out for this year. The Eagles improved greatly by improving to 3-1 on the year. Michael Vick had a great performance with over 240 yards passing and a touchdown, now here is the great part….NO TURNOVERS. The key to the 0 turnovers was they ran short intermediate routes, ran the ball more efficiently and more times in the game. The protection was so much better as they dropped back Celek and Harbor most of the time giving Vick enough time to get the ball into his receivers hands.
On the defensive side another great performance considering how bad the special teams coverage was who by the way allowed David Wilson to get to the 30 at least every time, but that’s another story.
The defense was shut down against the run again holding the Giants under 70 yards. They got a bit of a scare when Nnamdi Asomugha got his eye poked by Ramses Barden but backup Brandon Hughes, who I am a big fan of, did a great job shutting down his side. Almost getting an INT but holding the Giants on a drive when they were in the red zone and about to score. The Eagles in the first half struggled a lot in the running game only having 2 yards but in the second half it was the Shady McCoy show bursting for 123 yards rushing.
The game came down to a 1 minute drive where Eli needed to get his team into scoring position. The Eagles got burned with 2 pass interference penalties, but then on a crucial play Nnamdi and Barden go up for a deep fade and as that happened Barden wrapped up Nnamdi and got flagged for it moving the Giants back 10 yards, setting up a 54 yard field goal. The kick is up aaaannnddd it’s no good! Eagles win but wait Andy Reid calls timeout to ice the kicker. Well at this point most Eagles fans are either freaking out or just plain out giving up but no Lawerence Tynes misses the second one and the Eagles win.
The Eagles take on the Steelers this Sunday at 1:00 ET on CBC and this game will be an important one for the Steelers as they can’t afford to go 1-3 but we will get into that in the preview.