Originally posted on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 11/21/11
Eagles Bum Rush Sluggish Giants by Jon Wagner It was all right there for the New York Giants – a chance to avenge a painful home loss from last year, an opportunity to dismiss questions about another second-half swoon, and the prospect of effectively ending the playoff hopes of a hated division rival. But, once again, New York’s nemesis came into the Meadowlands and ruined the Giants’ night, even without its starting quarterback (Michael Vick) and leading wide receiver (Jeremy Maclin), in a physical, sometimes chippy divisional matchup. This time, the Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) found a brand new way to torment the Giants (6-4), with the help of a backup quarterback (Vince Young) who hadn’t completed a pass this season, capping a masterful game-winning drive with a touchdown pass to a wide receiver (Riley Cooper) who hadn’t caught a pass this year, and a defense that finally sealed a close win after giving several earlier games away in the fourth quarter. Young (23-36, 258 yards, 2 T...
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