Wow. It’s hard to say a whole lot more than that after watching the Eagles take down the Giants in an epic Sunday night football game. This was the 150th meeting between the two teams but never had the two teams come together to score more points than they did in their final regular season meeting at the Meadowlands.
Coming into the game, the Eagles knew they got a little help from the Chargers and could take soul advantage of first place in the NFC East with a win against the Giants. The Eagles came out swinging and jumped out to a very early and impressive 14-0 lead but it all got much closer from there. It went to a 14-10 game from there and then the roller coaster ride started for the Eagles. There were many situations where it seemed liked the Eagles could bury the Giants, but they always bounced back and kept it close. This trend continued to the very end of the game where the Eagles ended up on top in a 45-38 game.
Our Eagles showed many bright sides as well as many negative sides in this game. DeSean Jackson who had 178 yards receiving on six receptions with a touchdown and 83 yards on two punt returns with a touchdown has got to get my game ball here. This is a spectacular performance for anyone, but for a guy making a short recovery from a concussion, this is amazing. After seeing another star on offensive make a not so successful return from a concussion you definitely had to had doubt. DeSean made all these doubts disappear quickly when he caught a 32 yard dart from Michael Vick on the first offensive series. This set up a first and goal where the Eagles were able to convert and take an early 7-0 lead.
Comparing the two halves, it was definitely much more frustrating as an Eagles fan to watch the second half. When the Eagles called a timeout after the first play of a first and goal the Giants had with under two minutes left on the clock you began to wonder what was going on. However, the Giants scored on the next play and left a minute and 30 second on the clock. With this time the Eagles were able to march down and score a touchdown taking a 30-17 lead to halftime. In the second half, the Eagles were outscored three touchdowns to two and there was never a feeling that the game was over until the clock struck zero.
The outcome of this game was great for the Eagles, but it was hard to feel that way until the game was actually over.
What feelings do you have after the Eagles narrow win over the Giants?
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