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Giants Make Too Many Mistakes, Lose To Eagles 27-17

The Giants put in a valiant effort, but mistakes, turnovers and penalties cost them the game as the Eagles won 27-17. The Giants had everything lined up for them to win, but this loss is on them.

The Eagles started off the scoring early, on a 4 yard touchdown run by Mike Vick. After a 24 yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes, the Eagles answered right back with a 38 yard field goal. They added one more, this time a 24 yarder, to make it 13-3 before half.

To start the second half, the Eagles added yet another field goal, this time from 28 yards, to make it 16-3. Giants got right back in the game, late in the third, with a 2 yard Travis Beckum touchdown.

The game was changed in the 4th quarter, when Justin Tuck sacked Mike Vick and forced a fumble. Two plays later, the Giants were on top after Derek Hagan scored from 5 yards out to give the Giants a 17-16 lead. The Eagles did answer back, after LeSean McCoy ran the ball 50 yards to the house. After a two point conversion, it was 24-17 Eagles. David Akers added a field goal at the end to ice the game and make it 27-17.

The offense started slow, but got its act together in the second half, running and passing much better. Still, too many penalties and turnovers. The Eli fumble was awful at the end, and cost them the game. Can’t have those penalties and turnovers.

The defense was sharp throughout. Vick didn’t go crazy and they kept them in the game till the offense could match. The big play, obviously, was the Tuck strip sack and fumble recovery that led to the touchdown. They bent, but they did not break. It was a remarkable performance for this defense. The one blemish, and it was a big one, was the McCoy 50 yard run for a TD, after a Jason Pierre-Paul offsides.

Mistakes, penalties, turnovers. All of them kept them from winning a winnable game. The Eli fumble was just awful. As was the offsides on Jason Pierre-Paul. You cannot be a great team if you turn the ball over, commit penalties, and make mistakes. Can’t do it. They gave this game away. This is a good football team. But they haven’t been showing it lately. This is abou as bad of a loss as you can get. And it was all preventable.

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14 Responses to “Giants Make Too Many Mistakes, Lose To Eagles 27-17”

  1. Russo757 says:

    Eli lost this game. Poor passing and decision making. Someone needs to smack the stupid out of him until he learns to slide feet first. That’s the second time he has coughed up a ball falling forward. And while they r at it, teach the guy to throw the ball out of bounds instead of tossing it to a rb in heavy traffic. Not what I expect from a franchise QB.

    Only good note is this game was winnable and with smith and the O-Line back I think we beat Philly at home

    • Jason C. says:

      We couldn’t beat a pop warner team at home, it was a blessing that we got to play this game on the road, unfortunately the turnovers killed us in the end. We’re on our way to 6-10 (maybe 7-9 if McNabb plays old man again). Again, this isn’t being pessimistic, this is being truthful. It’s a shame too, I’m one of the few that actually like Coughlin and feel a few minor tweaks (like a new special teams coach) would go a lot further in improving this team, than a complete upheaval.
      BTW blaming Eli here is pretty sad, the guy stepped up in the pocket plenty of times when nothing was there and tried to make something happen, you know what, I’d rather my QB do that, then to have a Trent Dilfer who moves the ball 3 yards at a time and keeps throwing the ball away. He does throw it away when need be, but a game like this, needed all he could give and he gave it, it just wasn’t enough in the end. Don’t get me wrong though, these turnovers HAVE TO STOP. Then again, what other quarterback can play a surging division rival on the road with the entire left side of his offensive line out, and relying on Derek Hagan and Duke Calhoun to make plays because his top receiver is out, and find success??

      • PC says:

        your getting a head of yourself bro! We aren’t on a downward spiral. We played the Eagles well and I think with Smith and the O-line back and healthy we are still in the playoffs 6-10, Really! No Faith!

  2. PC says:

    Yes its amazing these burned out coaches don’t preach this too the team. If they are it’s not getting through. They carry the ball out in the open and never with two hands. Eli throws in traffic all the time and just makes dumb plays.
    I agree we have lots of talent and we could be better. I really think we need new energetic coaches with a fresh approach. What I saw was conservative play calling in the begining and aggresive play calling when we should have been a bit more conservative. Our defense looks great but our offense just needs a fresh approach.

    • Russo757 says:

      Gilbride is trash but it’s more concerning that Eli looks terrible lately. Those tipped ints are bad throws. U saw a few today. The int he threw which was then fumbled shouldnthave happened. There was obviously infusion on the field and Eli rushed the play with a rookie rec when he should have called a time out and managed the situation. The team leader needs to get it together asap. This game falls on elis lap

  3. Ryan says:

    I am tired of Eli throwing games already! $100000. To throw garbage down the feild and to even top that to the wrong team. Also the Giants offense was terrible. The deffense was pretty good but because Eli w/ his stupid mistakes because they were and the rest of the offence w/ their poor blocks dropped passes and Eli throwing where he shouldn’t be and ofcouse the fumbal situation going on, all this adds up to a tired Giants defence, because the offence is just not doing their job all the way around. And why is Victor Cruz not rotating in I just don’t get it.

    • Russo757 says:

      I haven’t been an Eli fan lately but in his defense he was dealing with a depleted line and rookie receivers other than nicks and manningham. I agree he has made poor decisions lately and his accuracy has been off, but give the GMem their weapons back and we r still contenders. I think we take the eagles at home next go around.

      Oh and Victor Cruiz has been on IR most of the season….that’s why he isn’t getting any snaps

  4. Ryan says:

    Oh man! Actually I totally forgot he was on the IR list!

  5. dylanroth says:

    Just would like to say the Giants defense i thought, besides letting up a Mccoy 50 yard run, played phenomenal. Their one and only task coming into this game was stopping vick…they did. They did a good job crashing his left and forcing him to run right. They forced a fumble and even sacked him three times. Their offense needs to pay back the defense, enough with the turnovers, INT’s, fumbles…it is unacceptable they cant win games like that.

  6. Ryan says:

    Does anyone know if our wr rushing yards were better when Plexico was on the team. And our receivers are good but are they feared like Plex was. Maybe that’s why our run game was so good was because they feared Plex. Was wondering what others thoughts were.

    • dylanroth says:

      Ryan, our receivers now are most definitely feared. Nicks is a top receiver in the league and that is recognized by other defenses. Prior to the game, Quentin Mikell stated that “nicks is a weapon”. I dont think the receivers are the problem here, our run game has been phenomenal as ahmad is a top 5 running back, still, depsite his horrendous performance.

  7. Matt Low says:

    Dylan i disagree with you when you state that the giants defense played a great game, this is in fact false. I will say the giants do have the best defense in the league however on fourth and one giving a 50 yard touchdown run is unacceptable. Two, football is a game where whoever has the least turnovers win the game and the giants although they got Vick to fumble could not destroy Vick’s streak of now 5 games with out an INT. Trying to make a come back with 2 minutes left, and have your QB fumble the ball on a great effort by him is not needed. If you were the jets however they would have completed the come back like they did in there last 3 games

  8. Ryan says:

    The defense is not the issue here, the offence is, none of the TE can block, Eli making very costly avoidable mistakes and the fumbling issue, and special teams is a joke, how long can the defense stay on the field and make plays that the offense doesn’t capitalize on infact they blow it.

  9. miked63 says:

    That game wasnt as close as 27-17 says. Eli got lucky when he chucked the ball up that got the pass interference call. He threw that up for grabs and it could have been picked easily (giants scored off that call) Besides that the Eagles dropped 2 TD passes on balls those guys catch 99% of the time. Eagles had twice the penalty yards and didnt play anywhere near theyre A game. I think the Giants got more breaks on calls than the eagles , the turned fumble call for example was a huge break for the giants.
    Look up eagles turnover ratio compared to giants , eagles are plus 8 and giants are minus 8 , eli’s become a turnover machine. I thought the eagles would have a little let down after they demolished the redskins and had to play the giants on a short weak.Problem is they did have an off game and not play at theyre best and still won by 10 points.

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