Talking Points

Posted: January 12, 2009

*Staying with the run: The Eagles only averaged 2.1 yards per carry against the Giants, but Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg stayed with the run. The Eagles ran the ball 28 times.

*Can the Eagles stop the Cardinals' red-hot passing game?: The Eagles haven't given up a passing touchdown in the last five games. But Kurt Warner threw three of them in the Eagles' Thanksgiving night win over the Cardinals.

*Those touchdown-saving tackles: Cornerback Sheldon Brown made a touchdown-saving shoestring tackle on Brandon Jacobs at the tail end of a 24-yard run in the second quarter, and wide receiver Kevin Curtis saved a TD when he tripped up Giants defensive tackle Fred Robbins after he intercepted a pass early in the third quarter.

*Westbrook's struggles: Brian Westbrook was held to 46 rushing and receiving yards by the Giants. He averaged just 2.3 yards per touch. Can they manage to keep winning with such poor production from their star?

*How 'bout this defense?: The Eagles didn't exactly shut down Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward (138 combined rushing yards), but they stopped them when they had to, holding the Giants to seven rushing first downs. They also held Eli Manning to 5.8 yards per attempt.

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