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Giants do everything but score a touchdown in the first half

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The Giants spent 28 minutes knocking the Eagles around Lincoln Financial Field in a way that led some of the team’s fans to boo them off the field after another offensive drive that went nowhere.

And then Michael Vick left the game with a recurrence of his hamstring injury and it looked for a brief moment like the moribund Eagles offense might find some life. Matt Barkley completed a few passes, the Giants handed over some more yards with penalties and the Eagles had the ball on the Giants’ two-yard line with a little more than a minute to go in the half.

That’s when Terrell Thomas stripped Barkley on a sack and linebacker Jacquian Williams recovered to end the first good drive of the day for the Eagles. It was the Giants’ second takeaway of the game — Vick was intercepted on the first Eagles possession — and it assured that they’d head into the half with a 12-0 lead.

All the points have come on Josh Brown field goals as the Giants offense has fallen apart every time the end zone has come into sight, providing a reminder that teams that lose their first six games rarely fix everything all at once. There have been drops, bad throws and dumb penalties, although the sum total of all of them hasn’t been enough for the Eagles to capitalize.

With a huge edge in yards (229-72) and time of possession (22 minutes for the Giants), the lead should be bigger. Given the way the Eagles offense has looked on Sunday, any lead may just do the trick.

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6 Responses to “Giants do everything but score a touchdown in the first half”
  1. nflfollower says: Oct 27, 2013 2:30 PM

    I think the NFLs website called this a “crucial NFC East clash”….. Really?

  2. wegonefunkwichamind says: Oct 27, 2013 2:33 PM

    How about that pathetic display by our fans? I think I actually heard a guy sneeze in the stands. I don’t care if the Eagles are 0-15 and the Giants are 15-0. When you play them, you get as loud as you can when they’re on offense. It’s not like we’re not selling seats either, the stadium is nearly full. No wonder why we haven’t won at home in such a long time.

    I’m one of the few Vick supporters left in this city, but good call on pulling him out of the game. The pace of the offense was horrendous. What happened to the 80+ plays per game we were supposed to see? The offense has NO energy. If Kelly says the offense revolves around Vick, then he needs to step it up like he did in week 1 and play with that kind of high energy.

  3. bluebongzilla says: Oct 27, 2013 2:34 PM

    They finally figured out that Barkley’s better than Vick loooool

  4. richardmswartz says: Oct 27, 2013 2:59 PM

    wegonefunkwichamind says:
    Oct 27, 2013 2:33 PM
    How about that pathetic display by our fans? I think I actually heard a guy sneeze in the stands. I don’t care if the Eagles are 0-15 and the Giants are 15-0. When you play them, you get as loud as you can when they’re on offense. It’s not like we’re not selling seats either, the stadium is nearly full. No wonder why we haven’t won at home in such a long time.

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    How about the Eagles make a play? Blaming this on the fans is pathetic.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 27, 2013 6:16 PM

    We have GOT to stop shooting ourselves in the foot in the red zone. But the turnovers are cut down and now the defense finally looks as good as it truly has been to those who don’t simply browse box scores and jump to conclusions.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 27, 2013 6:18 PM

    But as I told Eagles fans, and they were handed a FG by awful officiating last week and an equally awful special teams play by the Giants today, the Eagles are WORSE than the Giants. That should have been two straight GOOSE EGGS by that team.

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