The Eagles looked to come out Sunday and lay a haymaker on their NFC East rivals, the New York Giants in their big showdown on Sunday. Instead, they laid two big blows in the first four minutes, this enroute to a convincing 40-17 victory. They did it without lead RB Brian Westbrook, out with a concussion, but didn’t need him, as Leonard Weaver and rookie tailback LeSean McCoy did a great job putting up 180 yards rushing vs the big bad G-Men.
Weaver the the Eagles going fast, as he broke loose for a 41-yard score that quickly gave the Eagles a 7-0 lead. Then on the second play of the 4th quarter McCoy finished off the Giants with a 66-yard score that wrapped up any possible thoughts of a Giants comeback. Not that they had done much vs the Eagles D all day anyway.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning was under pressure all day, and was inaccurate with a number of throws, and threw a pair of interceptions that led to Eagles touchdowns. “I think we did send a statement,” defensive end Trent Cole. “Now we want to keep building upon that statement.”
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb played great as well, going 17 of 23 for 240 yards and three touchdowns. He made sure to not make silly mistakes, and was on with all but six of his passes on the day. “Don, he was out there flying around, throwing the ball and all pumped up,” wide receiver DeSean Jackson said. “That was a great situation to see him like that. It felt like he was back in his young days. As long as he keeps playing like that, he’s unstoppable.”
The Eagles made sure not to even allow the Giants to get their heads in the game, as they went up big at 30-7 at the half, and never looked back even through the Giants scored 10 second half points. It was a pretty big whitewashing to say the least. “When you play these NFC East teams, you prepare for a heavyweight fight,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said. Count this one as a pretty big knockout for the Birds.
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