New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles 10/12/14 NFL Score, Recap, News and Notes
Final Score: Eagles 27
The Week 6 installment of “Sunday Night Football” looked to be a very intriguing matchup on paper. The Giants went into Philadelphia to take on their division rival Eagles, and games between these two teams always seem to be hard-fought. New York came into this one fresh off a 10-point win over the Falcons in Week 5, while Philadelphia held off a late rally by the Rams.
Let’s take a closer look at the key players and statistics in this one so that we can figure out exactly why things played out the way they did. Afterward we’ll look ahead to Week 7 to see what’s in store for both teams.
What Happened: If you’re not a Philly fan, you probably found this game to be boring. It looked like a typical Thursday night blowout, with the Eagles running (and passing) all over the Giants. Philadelphia got things going early with a 31-yard field goal from Cody Parkey, then added a 15-yard TD pass from Nick Foles to Zach Ertz late in the first for a 10-0 lead after one.
In the second, James Casey got in on the action with a 26-yard TD catch, and Parkey would add another field goal for a 20-0 edge at the break.
The only scoring of the second half occurred on a 15-yard Darren Sproles run at the 5:25 mark of the third. That would extend Philly’s lead to 27-0, and things would stay that way until the final horn.
Overall, it was simply a dominating effort by the Eagles over a Giants team that couldn’t get anything going.
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The Stars: Time to hand out accolades. LeSean McCoy was the big man on campus here, rushing for a season-high 149 yards on 22 carries. Foles had a solid day with 248 yards passing and a pair of scores, but also tossed two interceptions.
On the other side, there’s not much to trumped. Andre Williams rushed for a paltry 58 yards on 16 carries, but playing from behind all night we can hardly blame him for a tepid total. The Eagles defense held the Giants to 253 total yards for the game.
The Goats: The finger-pointing usually goes to the QB in this instance, so we’ll bring up Manning here. He passed for just 151 yards, which is odd considering the numbers opposing signal-callers have hung on the Eagles secondary, not to mention the fact that Manning has been playing better as of late. New York was just 2-14 on third downs, and racked up 10 penalties for 74 yards.
Injuries: Obviously, the big loss here is from the Giants’ Victor Cruz. He tore the patellar tendon in his right knee in the third quarter and had to be carted off the field. By all indications, his season is finished.
Outlook: Looking ahead to Week 7, the Giants will head to Dallas to take on another NFC East opponent in the Cowboys (October 19; 4:25 PM ET on FOX).
Meanwhile, the Eagles will rest and take things easy as they try to get their players healthy. They’re on a bye in Week 7.
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