Giants get revenge in Philly

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There was no miracle this time.

The Giants beat up the Eagles 29-16 on Sunday, knocking out Michael Vick in the process. 

1. The Giants won this game because they were tougher in short yardage. The Eagles were in position to prevail in second half. They couldn’t convert during multiple chances on the goal line and settled for a field goal.  LeSean McCoy was stuffed on fourth and one in the fourth quarter.

New York converted their similar opportunities down the stretch. Ahmad Bradshaw finished with 139 yards from scrimmage.

2. Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes. It seemed like the Giants kept dialing up the perfect play call to combat the Eagles blitz.

3. Yeah, Eagles defenders Kurt Coleman and Casey Matthews were exposed on first half TDs. But it was Philly’s biggest name — Nnamdi Asomugha– that gave up the decisive play of the game.

Victor Cruz out-leaped Asomugha at the goal line for a touchdown to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Cruz had two long scores and was open deep another time.  Cruz partied like it was the preseason of 2010.

4. Maybe Andy Reid was smart last week not to be too aggressive with Mike Kafka.  The backup’s first pass on Sunday was a deep pass that was picked off. He was intercepted again later in the quarter.

If Vick can’t play next week, it will be interesting to see if the Eagles roll with Vince Young.

5. The Eagles have to be very concerned about the hits Vick takes on a weekly basis. That’s the formula to beat the Eagles — beat up Vick.  He’s been hammered three straight weeks and the Eagles are 1-2.

6. Don’t underestimate the importance of this game. The Giants have two games against the NFC West coming up.  They could get to 4-1 despite all their injuries.  Tom Coughlin teams always seem to play best when things look bleakest.

7. The NFC East looks wide open with four good, not great teams.

77 responses to “Giants get revenge in Philly

  1. That fool for fox who stands in the end zone says Lady Gaga is the best back in the NFL he must be sniffing cheesesteaks !

  2. Damn, imagine if the Giants were healthy! Top pass rusher, arguably top corner, key defensive tackle, starting middle line backer, #2 receiver, backup’s all along the defense out. Yet they still beat the Dream Team.

  3. Dear EMPTY TROPHY CASE CLAN,

    Would you trade your cherished punt return for a win today, during your dream team campaign?

    Good talk!

    Sincerely,

    Tom Coughlin

    P.S. You can all line up and kiss my a**!

  4. Take away the big play and the Eagles have no idea what to do. they had the Giants on the ropes with McCoy and Reid freaked out with after running to much.

  5. THE CREAM TEAM!!! Good job, Eagirls – messed up your teams chemistry with all the free-agents. Didn’t you learn from the Redskins? Can’t buy a superbowl!

  6. Though I’m waiting for the following questions to Philly players: “Mr. Maclin, you scared bro?”, “LeSean, your team soft or over-rated?”, “Mr. Young, what were you taking when you had that Dream?”.

  7. The dream team is lighting it up! More like “you’ve got to be dreaming” and “lights out”.

    And yet again, more proof nothing in this league is ever won on paper.

  8. The drunken sheagles yackers had this one marked down on the Milwaukees Best schedule at the local tappy as a win ! HAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH 1960

  9. Namdi this is Victor, Victor this is Namdi.

    Vick is a whiner. Paraphrase of the postgame news conference… “waa waa waa, the giants hit too hard” “my (non throwing) hand hurts”

    Oh and yes vick, something catastrophic is in fact going to happen to you.

  10. Brilliant move making an offensive line coach your defensive coordinator, Eagles. 6.5 yards per play given up, wow.

  11. Years back when B West ran a punt back at the meadowlands to spoil the GIANTS season the eiggles announcer Merrl Reese exclaimed “This place is in a state of shock” well Merrl RIGHT BACK AT YA ! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  12. i must admit that i thought the giants were going to lose today. i didnt think theyd get blown out, but after that rams game last week, i wasnt feeling confident at all. apparently, the giants were looking past the rams last week….and therefore played a downright lousy game, despite winning.

    the giants arent a great team by any means, but definately one which is good enough to win the division. and of course, oncde you get into the playoffs, anything can happen.

    getting osi, manningham, and then prince back will be big for them.

  13. congrats Giant fans on your teams victory, it sucked that Reid didn’t punt 4th and 1 up 16-14 that was the momentum changer. also whether you like or dislike Vick something has to be done about the hits, the man was sacked 1 time and i’m not complaining about when he leaves the pocket. but when he is in the pocket he deserves the same protection as the Bradys, Mannings, and all the others. the league needs to take a serious look.

  14. boy this egirls group is GGGRREEAATTTT !!
    only on paper philthy, only on paper…
    hahahaha… oh yeah, hows the basement looking these days ….

  15. The best part is, the Beagles will be placing Vick on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. Maybe he can go to Staffordshire or Chihuahua to heal..

  16. It’s not the first time things have seemed to go wrong on an over-hyped team, but what’s the problem? Did the Eagles ignore issues on o-line, or is this a new development? Why does Asomugha seem to be faltering in Philly? Didn’t Young just suffer a minor hamstring injury? Why is it taking to long to get him on the field?

  17. Things sure aren’t going along per the script.

    Gongrats G-Men with the division win.

    Eagles need an OL, along with a pair of LB’s and a whole new set of Safeties.

  18. 2 straight losses, could fall to last in the division after this week, all other division QBs overcoming injury and/or bad press to lead heroic comebacks & unlikely victories, a vulnerable defense, and a beaten-up franchise QB that’s 1-4 in his last 5 starts.

    That’s a bad dream.

  19. Congrats on the win giants fans!!! I know this was your superbowl and all this year. LOL

    We’ll still be in the playoffs and yous will be home talking about that one time you beat us this year and about your superbowl trophies from years past.

    We get it, they renamed the NFL Championship to Superbowl and all of a sudden we haven’t ever won a “championship”

    Enjoy your typical fast start/disastrous ending ya faking injury scumbags!

  20. Eagles must have obtained Snyder in the McNabb trade. Bought a bunch of high profile, highly paid, overrated sloths and neglected the lines. Their 1st Rd pick was inactive! Smith did to Phi what he has done throughout his NYG career…tip critical red zone passes to the other team. Your welcome Phi on that one!! Traded a blossoming franchise QB in Kolb knowing that Vick would never make it through a full season (for a CB the Cards were dying to trade!! I know, I live in AZ!)

    Phi will be 8-8 and out! Just like the Skins for the last 10 years! On the flip side, we’ll keep scouting hidden talent (Cruz) and plug in a good player when one goes down. Not long before we’re at full strength either!

    Lets go Big Blue!!!!

  21. Any NFL team that runs on to the field through a blown up eagle head with smoke and flags running around is needs to check themselves !

  22. I can understand how us fans can get overhyped about “stealing” players from the competitions roster but did Steve Smith really believe he was going to a better team or sticking it to the Giants?
    I mean hes a pro, didnt he know any better?
    Going from a team with a history of winning the Lombardi to a team who knows nothing about that? I mean whats up with that Steve?

  23. Andy Reid will never win a super bowl. No other coach in the game botches playcalling, personnel, game clock, and general management as much as this guy.

  24. Vic’s post game interview was pathetic. When things go bad just cry about poor me. Wanting the refs to notice him, I don’t know why I don’t get a flag like everyone else DO. He has had nothing but press all week no matter what show you listen to…he gets more than enough notice. If you are an elite QB as all the shows reflect than atleast be a man and put some blame on yourself. Don’t complain looking at all your HIGHLIGHTS you IS on the ground. Worry about winning a game before your highlights and fanatasy points. As you Eagle fans how they feel??

  25. Deb says:
    Sep 25, 2011 5:05 PM
    It’s not the first time things have seemed to go wrong on an over-hyped team, but what’s the problem? Did the Eagles ignore issues on o-line, or is this a new development? Why does Asomugha seem to be faltering in Philly? Didn’t Young just suffer a minor hamstring injury? Why is it taking to long to get him on the field?
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    1. Only the media has over-hyped the the team.
    2. They didn’t ignore the line, but they didn’t do enough either.
    3. Asomugha is not “faltering.” He gave up a close one.
    4. Yes, Young suffered a hamstring. He was out two games. For some reason they went with Kakfa, which was a bad idea.

  26. Bad day for the Eagles. Have to give congrats to the Giants: no O line, no receivers and 4 TD passes. Hopefully next game will be better for Eagles.

  27. The Eagles three main problems:

    1. The linebacking corps is THE worst in the league. Casey Matthews is an embarrassment, and the rest of them are below average at best.

    2. Vick is the “Ceramic QB”. I mean really, my mother’s crystal glass collection is less fragile than this guy. A lot of that has to do with the offensive line, but still. If your QB is struggling to make it through 4 quarters every week, you are going to lose a lot of close games

    3. Tackling. Nobody, from the LBs to the CBs to the safeties, seems to know how to wrap a guy up and throw him to the ground. That 70 yard TD by Victor Cruz was disgusting. So many missed tackles…

    The Eagles are not a dream team. They may stumble into 1st place of the NFC East, but they’ll get destroyed in the playoffs. LeSean McCoy, however, is a bonafide Pro Bowler.

  28. melikefootball says:
    Sep 25, 2011 5:24 PM
    Vic’s post game interview was pathetic. When things go bad just cry about poor me. Wanting the refs to notice him, I don’t know why I don’t get a flag like everyone else DO. He has had nothing but press all week no matter what show you listen to…he gets more than enough notice. If you are an elite QB as all the shows reflect than atleast be a man and put some blame on yourself. Don’t complain looking at all your HIGHLIGHTS you IS on the ground. Worry about winning a game before your highlights and fanatasy points. As you Eagle fans how they feel??
    ———————–

    The problem is that he’s right. He gets slammed after throwing the ball nearly every time, and it’s ignored.

  29. Babin and Coal look tired in week 3 with this weird coming out of the starting blocks on every play wide nine, AHAHHAAHAHAHhHAahAHahaH!
    Yo BABS AND COAL you got 13 more weeks of coming out of the blocks your sleepy now ,hence the dream team ! Hahahahahahahah!

  30. Eagle fans bashed me before the season when I said Vick can’t stay healthy for the whole season and you idiots paid 100 mil for him. Without Vick, they’re done. Everyone had said that they have no Oline and their LBs are weak.

    You played against an injured team at home and you lost?

    Sleep well Eagle fans.

    And no, I am not Giant or Cowboy fan.

  31. pecophilly –

    1) If anyone knows about winning Super Bowls in September, it’s sorry azz Eagles fans.

    2) Faking injuries? I saw Fokou collapse b/c he couldn’t get off the field before the Giants snapped the ball.

    3) The last time you won a “championship”, there were 10 teams in the league. Don’t pretend not having a Lombardi doesn’t sting! HAHA.

    4) Giants’ fans = s-bags? We don’t spit on children or start fights against people in wheelchairs. Your town is a dump and it reflects on the people!

    5) We still have a long way to go but we’re getting healthier and your team is not. You traded your best QB for a nickel CB that can’t cover an undrafted 6-footer from an A-10 school!!! LOL. The Dream-on team blows!

  32. This whole week all I saw were the E-girls crying about how the Giants fake injuries and how embarrassing it is in the NFL….yet Fokou early in the second quarter fakes an injury to avoid a penalty for having 12 men on the field. Lol, I told you every team does it and now the E-girls have, but they still lost the game. Vick is not and never will be a great pocket passer. Wah! Wah! Wah!

  33. You have to excuse drunken eagles fans if they post on here concerning the second half they know not what they speak for they are passed out drunk for the last two quarters !

  34. mancave:

    The problem is that he’s right. He gets slammed after throwing the ball nearly every time, and it’s ignored.
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    You’re right…him getting slammed has been ignored by the Eagles front office who should have spent some money protecting him instead of buying players they didn’t need.

  35. Love how Vick cries in the post-game that the refs aren’t doing enough to protect him. Heck, I didn’t see the refs helping pick any other player up off the field like the ref lent Vick a hand.

    And how about that no-call on the face mask on Eli? Hell, the ump was looking right at it, and no call.

    Happens in every game, Mike. Quit crying about it.

  36. This is what happens when you cut loose a young, promising QB (Kolb) and instead throw $100 mil at a 5′ 11″ 200lb QB who will be lucky to last 8 games, let alone the entire season.

  37. So Romo can play with broken ribs, and Vick can’t play with a broken non throwing hand??? I hope VY plays next week!

  38. Hahahahaha. As a Cowboys fan, this entire comment thread is amusing. And no, I don’t like the Giants. But I HATE the Iggles. So, well done Giants. Well deserved victory. And Iggles fans….yall are the worst fans in ALL OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. No arguments there. I can’t stand Philly. And I love watchin them lose.

  39. If you supposedly have the greatest group of offensive weapons ever assembled and the greatest o-line whisperer in Mr. Mudd you should just have to sit in the pocket and distribute the ball like Montana did, instead of getting hit you fool !

  40. seems to be a lot more Giant posters on here that had nothing to say before the game easy to be winners. YO JAKE2 didn’t see a single Giant fan get abused, have beer thrown on them or spit on. want to bet that wont happen in east rutherford. and for you Vick haters i sure hope Eli starts getting some of those ILLEGAL HITS AFTER HE RELEASES THE BALL. hate the Eagles all you want but be fair to the game.

  41. pecophilly says: “We get it, they renamed the NFL Championship to Superbowl and all of a sudden we haven’t ever won a “championship”

    Peco – I hate to repeat a post, but since you brought it up…

    I’ll sum it up for you. No Super Bowl wins ever. Last NFL Championship – 1960. Major events in 1960 – The Pill is introduced. The first weather satellite is launched. Black students stage a sit-in at a lunch counter in Greensboro, NC to protest segregated seating at the establishment; the event inspires a wave of such sit-ins across the South. JFK elected President.

    How pathetic is a team and it’s fans when the last time they won the only game that counts, segregation was still widespread, JFK was the President, not only had we NOT landed on the moon – we were TWO years away from even orbiting the earth, and the Andy Griffith Show was TVs big hit?

    If you were 14 when the Eagles won their Championship, you are now collecting Social Security. If you were 35, you’re probably dead.

    If you were 14 the last time the Giants won the Super Bowl, you’re 17. If you were 35, you’re 38.

  42. hate both teams with a passion! really pathetic hearing vick whine and moan about non calls on late hits,the only thing more pathetic is hearing the iggle fans whine and cry about it! how’s that dream team label feeling now with vince young as your starting qb the next month or so?webster’s just updated the dictionary.choke has an asterick by it that says see philadelphia eagles,pick any year! lol

  43. @mancave001 …

    Thanks! Thought I’d read Asomugha had struggled some in Philly’s system, but the best can give up a close one. So Vince could have played today?

  44. east96st says:
    Sep 25, 2011 6:25 PM
    Peco – I hate to repeat a post, but since you brought it up…

    I’ll sum it up for you. No Super Bowl wins ever. Last NFL Championship – 1960. Major events in 1960 – The Pill is introduced. The first weather satellite is launched. Black students stage a sit-in at a lunch counter in Greensboro, NC to protest segregated seating at the establishment; the event inspires a wave of such sit-ins across the South. JFK elected President.

    How pathetic is a team and it’s fans when the last time they won the only game that counts, segregation was still widespread, JFK was the President, not only had we NOT landed on the moon – we were TWO years away from even orbiting the earth, and the Andy Griffith Show was TVs big hit?

    If you were 14 when the Eagles won their Championship, you are now collecting Social Security. If you were 35, you’re probably dead.

    If you were 14 the last time the Giants won the Super Bowl, you’re 17. If you were 35, you’re 38.
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    So the fans are pathetic because we haven’t won a SB? Seems to me the fans are dedicated and are not frontrunners. We stick with the team even after horrible games like this one. We’ll see you next time. In the interim, enjoy sharing your team with New Jersey and the Foot Sniffers.

  45. I’m going to say what I said a month ago. I don’t care how good he’s been in the past. It’s ignorant to give $12 million/year and $25 million guaranteed to a 30 year old CB.

  46. So how come nobody brings up the fact that Moise Fokou (sp?) flops on the field like a dead fish after he hurt his hand? His hand was hurt, and now he can’t walk?

    Was it the fact that the Giants were at the line, and the Eagles would be called for 12 Men on the Field? Wouldn’t that be “faking an injury” Moise? How pathetic.

  47. mancave001 says: “So the fans are pathetic because we haven’t won a SB? Seems to me the fans are dedicated and are not frontrunners. We stick with the team even after horrible games like this one.”

    Really? Where’s mad5555? Where’s polishrod? Where’s 7to10for6allday? Where are the DOZENS of Philly fans that talk s**t week after week and completely disappear after a beat down? Dedicated fans? No f’ing way. Cowards and blowhards.

  48. gcsuk says: Sep 25, 2011 7:39 PM

    So how come nobody brings up the fact that Moise Fokou (sp?) flops on the field like a dead fish after he hurt his hand? His hand was hurt, and now he can’t walk?

    Was it the fact that the Giants were at the line, and the Eagles would be called for 12 Men on the Field? Wouldn’t that be “faking an injury” Moise? How pathetic.
    ——————

    Not a single announcer even made a passing mention about it.

    Let a Giants player do it and there is a congressional hearing about it (it damn near got to that point this week).

  49. @ gcsuk

    i was saying the same thing to my friends during the game about the refs helping Michael vick off the ground! how many other players around the league get assistance from refs getting off the ground. that was disgraceful. then he has the nerve to complian about not getting calls? not to mention all the holding calls that definitely should’ve been called on the terrible eagles o-line. and were has little shesean Jackson been all season????…..afraid to get hit!!!

  50. Big Giants fan & I am thrilled with this win. The ‘Skins won’t be there in the end & the Cowboys will struggle with their depleted D. It’ll come down to the Giants & Eagles. I’m glad the Giants played them now because come the next game, the Eagles will be a far better, more cohesive unit. I just hope the Giants stay as healthy as they are now & get better along the way as well. The New Giants Stadium will be crazy that game; can’t wait.

  51. go big blue! 2-1 after the eagles game and with 2 games coming up that (should be) easy… you figure after those 2 weeks we’ll have osi and the prince back so it’ll be a nice shot in the arm.

    and yeah, just like hac-a-shaq worked in the NBA, kick-a-vick seems to work in the nfl 🙂

    he IS a great player but if you can’t protect him he’d better not be made of porcelain. and so far…..

  52. No, this definitely IS a revenge game. The Giants just put Vick out for three games. The Eagles could potentially start 1-5 this year as a result considering their options at QB.

  53. If you were 14 when the Eagles won their Championship, you are now collecting Social Security. If you were 35, you’re probably dead.

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    Best line of the day. lol!

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