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Defense Dominates as New York Giants Defeat Philadelphia Eagles 15-7

October 27th, 2013 at 4:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Special Teams coordinator Tom Quinn said he was "pissed off" with the poor performance of his unit thus far this year, and felt all of his players should be pissed off, too. For almost four full quarters, it appeared as if they were listening. They dominated the game and were the big story. Then, suddenly, everything went wrong.

A Zak DeOssie snap sailed over the head of Steve Weatherford, who previously had a 68-yard punt, and rather than falling on it or kicking it out of bounds, Weatherford appeared to try to pick it up and run. That didn't work and the Eagles were gifted a touchdown and a little bit of life.

Fortunately, despite a delay of game penalty that only made a bad situation worse, Eli Manning was able to connect with tight end Brandon Myers for a late first down that would, essentially, seal it up.

Meanwhile, Perry Fewell's defense knocked Michael Vick out of the game for the second straight time and held Philly scoreless for four quarters. And while they had a few hiccups against Matt Barkley, they didn't break and showed quite a few positive strides — most notably, Antrel Rolle, who played like an all-pro and Justin Tuck, who dominated against the run. And, of course, Will Hill snagged an interception inside of 20 seconds remaining, which would be all she wrote for the Iggles.

Despite the win, very few things were puppy dogs and rainbows for the Giants. Offensively, they were unable to convert in the redzone, struggled with confusion prior to plays (a product of players in a new system), had receivers running poor routes (Larry Donnell ran out of the endzone), falling down and dropping more passes. Luckily for them, they have a little extra time to get all of that in order.

All of that aside, a W is a W and the Giants are now 2-0 in their last two games and head into their much-needed bye week feeling much better than they had over the previous six weeks of the season.

Oh, and let's not forget to address the Eagles fans who not only cheered a Victor Cruz injury, but cheered the dirty play (not called) that caused it.

Stay classless, Philly.

NOTES:

  • Josh Brown's five field goals were a new career high.
  • The victory was the Giants' first road win in 364 days. It was also the first time they've won back-to-back games over the same span.
  • Eli Manning's 246 yards passing moved him into first place on the franchise's all-time list, surpassing Phil Simms.
  • By holding the Eagles offense to a goose egg, the Giants' defense extended their scoreless streak to eight quarters (10 quarters without giving up a TD).

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Tags: Antrel Rolle, Eli Manning, Football, Josh Brown, Larry Donnell, Michael Vick, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Perry Fewell, Steve Weatherford, Tom Quinn, Victor Cruz

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194 Responses to “Defense Dominates as New York Giants Defeat Philadelphia Eagles 15-7”

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  1.  Aziz Mohamed says:

    Calvin..maybe the greatest of our generation.

    •  JBeast says:

      Maybe?? He is, Dez is not even close as he proclaimed

      •  Nosh.0 says:

        Fitz had a pretty unbelievable run with Warner there for a year or 2. He basically single handedly took them to that 2008 SB, which is pretty crazy for a WR to do.

  2.  Valid says:

    Beating those classless b1tches in Philly is as good as it gets. I don’t care how bad they are. At least we can say we did that this year.

  3.  Dirt says:

    20 defensive points allowed since Beason became starting linebacker 3 games ago. That’s less than 7/game brother.

  4.  JBeast says:

    Thats 2! We are on a streak boys!!!! It will continue after the bye week. I had a dream, which i shared sometime last week.

    Good game by the defense didn’t give up a score. Will Hill and Beason are really good. The DL finally had a good game. As much as it hurt my fantasy team i was happy to see Vick benched, McCoy limited and that pompous punk DJax kept in check!

    KG needs to go, why are the plays taking so long to come in esp in the 4th? It was visible that Eli was frustrated by this and on that huge 3 and 7 ( after a delay of game call) decided to just run a play he called him self which resulted in a Meyers 1st down. So what is KG doing not have 3 plays ready???

  5.  JBeast says:

    Damnit the Boys are gonna win

    •  TroyThorne says:

      Pettigrew and his notorious butterfingers choked that game away. Perfect throw by Stafford for a first and he just dropped it.

    •  Krow says:

      As long as Washington doesn’t make the playoffs I’m fine. Dallas is the lesser of evils to me.

    •  JBeast says:

      Well i take it back wow! What a win for the Lions! This might be a heart breaking season breaking loss for the cowboys. The Morale is prob shot in that locker room

  6.  Nosh.0 says:

    This is why I still don’t take Stafford that seriously. How are you at home, against Dallas, down 3, and you can’t move the ball at all with 2 Min left. At some point to become a franchise QB you need to actually, ya know, make some plays.

    •  Krow says:

      Agreed. He’s not clutch.

    •  Aziz Mohamed says:

      It’s not his fault his receivers can’t catch, and his offensive line can’t block. Don’t be mad because our team blows and we have to scoreboard watch in Week f*cking 8.

    •  TroyThorne says:

      Stafford threw a perfect pass through two defenders for a first down and Pettigrew just dropped it. Hit him in the chest and he let it out of his grasp when he hit the ground. Can’t say that’s Stafford’s fault.

  7.  Nosh.0 says:

    Also, and I don’t mean any disrespect, but when did everyone on this site become Jerry Jones. Beason has 3 good games, PAY HIM! Hillis has played well, PAY HIM!

    Why the rush to pay all these guys? Especially guys with an inconsistent track record. Can’t we just enjoy getting good play from people, without feeling the urge to lock a player up every time they make a play.

    •  Aziz Mohamed says:

      We said the same thing about Bennett. Look at where that got us.

      •  Nosh.0 says:

        Still don’t think Bennet is a difference maker. He’s better than Myers no doubt. But he wasn’t better than Ballard or Boss. Both guys we got for dirt cheap.

  8.  Levito says:

    I don’t care that I’m going against Megatron in 2 leagues. Loving his performance!

  9.  Aziz Mohamed says:

    F*CK YES!!!!!!!!!!

  10.  Mike Force says:

    Weeeeeeeeeoooooooooooo!!!!!

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