Giants Come Up Short in Philly, Lose 19-17
John Fennelly , Lead Writer
Giants Suffer Another Last Minute Loss to Philadelphia
In the NFL, there are no moral victories in a loss. Especially when you lose another ugly game to your most hated rival.
That’s what happened to the Giants tonight vs the Eagles in Philadelphia. After taking a 17-16 lead with 6:45 remaining, the Giants surrendered a 26-yard FG to the Eagles with 1:49 left which proved to be the difference as they continued their losing ways against Philly.
But the Giants didn’t let this one get away easily, though. On their final drive inside the final minute, they went to Ramses Barden three times and three times penalties were called. Two pass interference calls went against the Eagles to move the Giants into FG range. The third one went against Barden, moving the ball back to just outside Lawrence Tynes’ range.
He missed 54-yard FG attempts twice with 0:15 left. A time out was called on the first miss, which was wide left. Tynes’ second attempt was down the middle, but fell short.
The final: Eagles 19, Giants 17.
Eli Manning was 24/42 for 309 yards and 2 TDs. His one INT was a drive killer: a loft into the end zone that was easily intercepted.
Victor Cruz had 109 yards on 9 catches and a TD. Domenik Hixon, filling in for Hakeem Nicks, had six catches for 114 yards.
The running game struggled this week. Only 57 yards on the ground. The Eagles gained 191 yards rushing, 123 of them coming from LeSean McCoy, who was held to 2 yards rushing in the first half.
Chase Blackburn and Osi Umenyiora each had a sack in the game. After four games, they are tied for the team lead in that category with two.
TE Bear Pascoe scored his first regular season TD on a 6-yard pass from Eli in the 4th quarter.
Rookie RB David Wilson averaged 36 yards per attempt on kickoffs with a long of 53.
Safety Kenny Phillips left the game in the first half with a knee injury. He walked off the field under his own power, but did not return. Stevie Phillips took over at SS.