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.
December 5, 2008
I'D GIVE the Eagles a puncher's chance at making the rest of their season relevant by pulling off a huge upset. That's what it would be, with the Giants rolling along so well. Maybe you get a little more from Brian Westbrook, they get a little less from Brandon Jacobs, and Eagles fans can rejoice. I sure wouldn't bet on that happening. Not much bothers the Giants these days. The Eagles are a team that last week showed signs of finally starting to put it all together. The Giants are a team that has it all together.
January 7, 2009
The majority of the world believes that Brian Westbrook is the most dangerous player involved in the game Sunday, but he isn't. The first time these teams met, back in Week 10, the Giants beat the Eagles 36-31, and it wasn't even that close. The G-Men racked up 370 yards on offense to the Eagles' 255, and if it wasn't for settling for three John Carney field goals, the game could have been over a lot earlier than when the Eagles failed to convert on a 4th and 1. In that game Brandon Jacobs rushed for 126 yards and simply punished the Eagles' defense in route to two rushing touchdowns.
November 10, 2008
The Eagles thought they had forced the Giants to attempt a field goal when Eli Manning was called for an illegal forward pass on a third-and-10 play from the Eagles' 20 late in the third quarter. Manning had scrambled and his right foot appeared to be in the air when he threw a 17-yard pass to Kevin Boss. Coach Tom Coughlin challenged the call and it was reversed, giving the Giants a first-and-goal at the 3-yard line. Two plays later, Brandon Jacobs scored a touchdown to give New York a 27-24 lead.
November 8, 2008 |
The formidable three-headed monster known as the running game of the New York Giants consists of a guy with power, a guy with speed, and a guy with a little of both. Tomorrow night at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles will come face to face with the NFL's No. 2 rushing attack. "The bottom line is only one of them can run the ball at a time, so whichever one is back there, that's the one we're prepared for," linebacker Omar Gaither said yesterday. The roster of Giants running backs is led by Brandon Jacobs, a 6-foot-4, 264-pound load and the league's fifth-leading rusher with 680 yards.
December 12, 2011 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Jason Pierre-Paul blocked a 47-yard field-goal attempt by rookie Dan Bailey to let the New York Giants survive, 37-34, against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Dallas had appeared to tie the game with a successful 47-yarder as time expired, but New York had called a timeout. The move worked, preserving a lead Eli Manning had created in the final minute, ending New York's four-game losing streak. The Giants scored two touchdowns in the final 3 minutes, 14 seconds in a showdown for first place in the NFC East.
June 7, 2011 |
Even before his release from prison yesterday, the questions about Plaxico Burress' football future had been emerging for weeks. Various reports had the Eagles being interested in Burress, although nothing can happen until the labor imapasse is resolved. Burress' former New York Giants teammate, Brandon Jacobs, said Burress wanted to play for the Eagles. There was the connection between Burress and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, both in their backgrounds and their attempts to resurrect their NFL careers after prison.
September 26, 2011 |
WHAT IT WAS: The pair of Aaron Ross interceptions WHERE AND WHEN: On third-and-6 for the Eagles from the Giants' 19 at 8 minutes, 59 seconds in the first quarter, and first-and-10 from the Eagles' 20 at 8:07 in the fourth. THE BREAKDOWN: Ross' first interception arrived after a nice play by Michael Vick to elude a linebacker blitz. However, Vick's sidearm pass intended for former Giants wideout Steve Smith got snagged by Ross at his own 8-yard line and returned 19 yards to the 27. His second came courtesy of a deep ball intended for DeSean Jackson from backup Mike Kafka.
October 27, 2013 |
THE EAGLES listed quarterback Michael Vick as "probable" for tomorrow's game against the Giants, which presumably means he is starting, as the Birds try to end a nine-game home losing streak. Vick had said Thursday he wanted to run hard yesterday to make sure his left hamstring could stand the strain. Reporters are not allowed at NovaCare on Fridays, but the run presumably went well. He suffered the injury in the previous game against the Giants, Oct. 7. As expected, the team listed quarterback Nick Foles as "out.
January 9, 2009 |
Les Bowen In my mind, this game is more about the Giants than about the Eagles. I think I have a decent idea of what the Eagles can do. Good defense, OK offense that could use a healthier Brian Westbrook, an offense that could do a better job of blocking for him most games. Capable, on the right day, of beating anybody, in an NFL that lacks a truly scary, dynasty-level team. But if the NFL has anything close to a truly scary, dynasty-level team, that team would be the Giants.