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January 12, 2009 | by Paul Domowitch
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.
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November 8, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 12, 2009 | by Daily News Staff
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game: Here is how things panned out yesterday: 1. Defending Giants' ground game: Since getting gashed for 219 rushing yards by the Giants in Week 10, the Eagles' defense has stuffed the run better than anybody in the league. Yesterday, Brandon Jacobs gained 92 yards on 19 carries (4.8 yards-per-carry average) but was stopped on a critical fourth-and-2 in the fourth quarter.
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January 8, 2009 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The scoreboard will tell the story before the scores change. Second and 5. This season, Giants tailbacks were the best in the NFL at getting there. "Second and 5, [Eagles defensive coordinator] Jim Johnson, he's not quite so anxious to dial up the pressure," said Fox football analyst Brian Baldinger, the former Eagles lineman. If you see those numbers enough, you'll see less blitzing by the Eagles on second down. The Giants are the only NFL team that averaged more than 5 yards a carry, giving them the apparent rushing advantage over the Eagles in Sunday's NFC division playoff matchup.
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September 28, 2007 | Staff and Wire Report
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress got some good news about his badly sprained right ankle and then proclaimed that he would be in the lineup Sunday night against the Eagles. "There's no question, I will play," Burress said yesterday. The second opinion on the ankle showed it was nothing more than a bad sprain, and that Burress can continue his current course of treatment. Burress will continue practicing on a limited basis, about 1 day a week. "When I feel good enough to go and practice, I'll practice," Burress said.
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September 10, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Wade Phillips threw a soft uppercut and smiled widely. He did it early, when his first gamble as coach of the Dallas Cowboys worked out - then again in the closing minutes, following a touchdown that also made him let out a big sigh of relief. Marion Barber got things rolling with an 18-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-1, Terrell Owens added two highlight-reel touchdown catches and Tony Romo made up for an interception with a 51-yard touchdown pass to Sam Hurd for a 45-35 victory over the injury-depleted New York Giants last night.
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January 12, 2009 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Standing in front of his locker, Giants tailback Brandon Jacobs fully credited the Eagles after the NFC's top seed failed to score a touchdown yesterday in the NFC divisional playoff. He fully blamed the Giants offense, the NFL's top rushing unit. "We couldn't come out and match their intensity," Jacobs said. Jacobs offered no explanation for his team's failure at key times. Jacobs did say that the Eagles reminded him of his own football team, last year's version.
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October 15, 2007 | By BOB COONEY and PAUL VIGNA
BREAKING DOWN THE PLAYS The Eagles hung right around their run-pass average in the win over the Jets. As an aside, Brian Westbrook has accounted for almost 53 percent of the team's carries (71-of-134) and more than 24 percent of its receptions (25-of-101) despite missing one game. Yesterday Runs: 28 42.4% Passes: 35 53% Sacks: 3 This season Runs: 134 40.8% Passes: 172 52.4% Sacks: 22 -- -- 5 MORE NUMBERS 8 Wins for the Eagles in 8 games vs. Jets 14 Wins in 18 games for the Birds when Brian Westbrook rushes for 100 or more yards 11.9 Points allowed on average in the 9 games the Eagles have won after the bye under Andy Reid.
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September 30, 2007 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tonight at 8:15 8 Giants Stadium TV: NBC10 Radio WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Eagles by 3 How They Match Up Eagles defense vs. Giants offense For the first time this decade, the Eagles didn't have to put together a game plan to stop Tiki Barber. The Giants, however, still have some weapons on offense, including running back Derrick Ward, who is seventh in the NFL in yards from scrimmage. The Eagles' more critical defensive mission will be stopping the Giants' passing game.
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January 9, 2009 | By Paul Domowitch
Recent history: Each team won on the other's home field this season. The Giants lead the series, 81-69-2, and have won two of three playoff games. OFFENSE Eagles: 350.5 yards per game (9th) Giants: 355.9 yards per game (7th) Quarterback Eagles: In the six games since his Baltimore benching, Donovan McNabb has completed 64.9 percent of his passes and thrown 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions. The Vikings got a lot of pressure on him, but he still managed to complete 23 of 34 passes.
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September 10, 2009 | By Marcus Hayes
NFC EAST Team: New York Giants 2008 record: 12-4 What's the story? For a change, it's not Plaxico Burress, who shot his odd career in the leg. The Giants spent more time last season insisting Burress wasn't a distraction than they did preparing for the stretch run. Now, this team can embrace its identity: A gutty, devastating running game, still three-headed despite the loss of Derrick Ward; a pass rush that devours QBs; and a QB who occasionally...
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January 12, 2009 | by Daily News Staff
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game: Here is how things panned out yesterday: 1. Defending Giants' ground game: Since getting gashed for 219 rushing yards by the Giants in Week 10, the Eagles' defense has stuffed the run better than anybody in the league. Yesterday, Brandon Jacobs gained 92 yards on 19 carries (4.8 yards-per-carry average) but was stopped on a critical fourth-and-2 in the fourth quarter.
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January 12, 2009 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Standing in front of his locker, Giants tailback Brandon Jacobs fully credited the Eagles after the NFC's top seed failed to score a touchdown yesterday in the NFC divisional playoff. He fully blamed the Giants offense, the NFL's top rushing unit. "We couldn't come out and match their intensity," Jacobs said. Jacobs offered no explanation for his team's failure at key times. Jacobs did say that the Eagles reminded him of his own football team, last year's version.
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January 12, 2009 | by Paul Domowitch
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.
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January 9, 2009 | By Paul Domowitch
Recent history: Each team won on the other's home field this season. The Giants lead the series, 81-69-2, and have won two of three playoff games. OFFENSE Eagles: 350.5 yards per game (9th) Giants: 355.9 yards per game (7th) Quarterback Eagles: In the six games since his Baltimore benching, Donovan McNabb has completed 64.9 percent of his passes and thrown 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions. The Vikings got a lot of pressure on him, but he still managed to complete 23 of 34 passes.
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January 8, 2009 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The scoreboard will tell the story before the scores change. Second and 5. This season, Giants tailbacks were the best in the NFL at getting there. "Second and 5, [Eagles defensive coordinator] Jim Johnson, he's not quite so anxious to dial up the pressure," said Fox football analyst Brian Baldinger, the former Eagles lineman. If you see those numbers enough, you'll see less blitzing by the Eagles on second down. The Giants are the only NFL team that averaged more than 5 yards a carry, giving them the apparent rushing advantage over the Eagles in Sunday's NFC division playoff matchup.
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January 5, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
The Eagles and Giants will square off Sunday for the third time this season, having split the regular-season meetings. The Giants won the first game, 36-31, on Nov. 9 at the Linc. The Eagles countered with a 20-14 victory on Dec. 7 at Giants Stadium. These two teams - and their fans - know plenty about each other, but here are 10 things to know about the Giants as we head toward the NFC Divisional Playoffs: 1 The defending Super Bowl champion Giants started 11-1 and then lost three of their final four games to finish 12-4.
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December 8, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was time to eat, and no one on the Eagles' defense seemed as hungry as Trent Cole. There was only one selection on the menu - Eli Manning - when the New York Giants, facing a wind stiffer than Andy Reid's upper lip, had a crucial fourth-and-1 situation with 9 1/2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Eagles in front, 17-7. "You know, that's when it's time to eat," Cole said yesterday in the buoyant visitors' locker room at Giants Stadium after the Eagles kept their season meaningful with a 20-14 win over the NFC East leaders.
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December 3, 2008 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Stop the run and beat the New York Giants. That's the theory. If you can take down mighty Brandon Jacobs and slow down the speedy Derrick Ward, then you've discovered the formula to beat the best team in football. "It starts up front," defensive end Trent Cole said Monday as the Eagles began preparing for Sunday's meeting with New York at Giants Stadium. "We want to stop that run. " The Eagles have good reason to think that way. When they played the Giants last month at Lincoln Financial Field, Jacobs and company ran over the Eagles' defense with the same speed, force and resistance of an 18-wheeler alone on an interstate highway at 3 a.m. Jacobs carried 22 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
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November 8, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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