Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/1/12

Hero: Though it was tough to see many positives in this game with both teams making mental mistakes late on both sides of the ball, LeSean McCoy did enough to be the player of the game for Philly.

Michael Vick was much more efficient in this game by not turning the ball over, but did not come up with many big plays against the Giants' defense.

The elusive “Shady” McCoy allowed the Eagles to run enough of the clock out before kicking the eventual game winning field goal.

Eli was given only a minute and forty-nine seconds with no timeouts to drive his team into field goal range to win the game. McCoy finished the game with a season-high 123 rushing yards on 23 carries, including 32 yards on the Eagles game winning drive.

Zero: Eli Manning was a strong candidate for this honor with his costly interception in the red zone at the start of the 4th quarter, but when the game was on the line, wide receiver Ramses Barden made two costly plays that ultimately doomed the Giants.

The first play or non play that makes Barden the zero instead of the hero was during the Giants' final drive late in the fourth quarter. After a pass interference penalty by Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie that set up the Giants at the Eagles 35-yard line, the Giants were closing in on a potential game-winning field goal to close out the game.

Two plays later though, Eli Manning looked to have hooked up with Barden right at the first down marker to advance the Giants into field goal range but Barden seemed unable to hold control of the ball while going to the turf, which made the referees call the pass incomplete.

On the following play Ndamdi Asomugha committed another pass interference call for the Eagles, which set up the Giants on the 27 now with time to get a shorter field goal for Lawrence Tynes.

The next play Eli goes after Asomugha again, but this time Barden commits the ultimate blunder by virtually tackling Asomugha and attracting two flags for offensive pass interference. The penalty pushes the Giants back to the 36 where Tynes would ultimately try and miss twice from that distance to give the Eagles the win.



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