There’s really not much to say, and yet there’s so, so much to say all at the same time.
The Eagles for the second straight week lost a winnable game, except this time they weren’t the better team.
The Giants snapped their six-game winless streak against the Eagles with an exclamation point, outclassing the Eagles in their home opener, 29-16.
Eli Manning, who had looked shaky at best coming into the game, finished the day completing 16 of 23 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns.
Not bad for a guy facing a team with a supposed “shut down” pass defense without any receivers.
Philadelphia was thoroughly outcoached, outplayed, and showed very little intestinal fortitude in this debacle of a loss.
What’s more, Michael Vick exited the game with a broken right hand, leaving his status for foreseeable future very much in question.
I’m not recapping the game much beyond what is follow–why should I?
The Eagles couldn’t get critical yardage when it mattered most.
Two times they were forced to kick field goals when they had first and goal situations inside the New York five-yard line.
Andy Reid elected to go for it on fourth-and-one at the New York 43 yard-line with his team nursing a 16-14 lead. Despite having no success running the ball in similar situations earlier the game, Reid elected to run it again, probably because his quarterback was playing with one arm. The Eagles didn’t covert–shocker.
Seven plays later, Manning found Cruz for his second touchdown of the game, who went up and took the ball from Nnamdi Asomugha in the end zone. The Eagles, by the way, have now given up eight touchdown passes this season and are on pace to allow more than last season’s horrendous pass defense.
Back later with more.