Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week 15- Eagles-Giants

In honor of the Sports Guy, I will be doing a running diary of this "Game of the Year" for the NFC East. Unfortunately we have Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. But before we start let's get my Week 15 picks out of the way. San Diego, New Orleans, Carolina, Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Tampa Bay, Houston, Atlanta, Oakland, Pittsburgh, New England, Chicago.

Yuengling #1

1st Quarter

1:03 Kickoff- Giants receive the ball first and returned it to their own 30. Eagles will need to contain the rushing attack of the Jacobs and Bradshaw duo. Big game for Chaney to step up as Stewart Bradley is out.

1:05- 1st pass for Manning on 2nd and 18 and overthrew Manningham, who is surprisly playing with a hip point-flexer. And the Giants go 3 and out. Weird seeing Maclin back there returning the punt, Jackson's sprained foot is the reason though. I wouldn't be surprise if the game is tight later that you'll see DJax back there.

1:07- Vick takes the field and takes a hit from Grant and DJax drops the ball.

1:09- Awful play from Vick, the worst I've seen from him all year. Throwing on the run and across his body to throw an INT. Get the mistakes out now Vick. Eagles will need an 3 and out to avoid the FG try.

1:10- Awesome play from Fokou to sack Manning for an 18 yard loss after a Giants 1st down. And because of that Giants are force to punt 2 plays later. Defensive battle to start the game on both ends.

1:15- Eagles begin their 2nd drive. Need to move the ball to avoid the Field Position game.

1:16- My boy Shady McCoy first run of the game for a 20 yd gain. I expect him to have a huge game especially in the receiving end. Odd play there as Vick runs into the fullback but spins and at least gains 3.

1:17- Huge 3rd down play here Vick in the shotgun and pass deflected by the rookie. 1st punt for Rocca. And the returner fumbles and 3 Eagles had a chance to get it, but the Giants ended up with it.

1:21- That's what the Eagles have to do in this game. Stop the run, especially on 1st down. Giants to face another 3rd & long. Let's see if Manning makes a mistake here trying to go to Nicks. 1st down as Nicks does make the completion.

1:24- Wow, Nicks with an easy chance to put New York in scoring position drops the ball. Awesome catch by the Michigan alum for the 1st down. Giants are not getting anywhere with the run.

1:26- TD to Manningham, flag is on the play but I think it is illegal contact on Patterson. Giants 7-0.

1:34- Eagles punting again. The offense seems too tense here in the 1st quarter.

1:38- 1st good run by the Giants as Jacobs run for a 1st down.

1:39- Eagles need to stop them here on 3rd down, whereas last drive New York converted 3 of them.

1:41- Tapp deflects the ball and Mikell gets the INT. Eagles need to score here as they begin on the Giants 45. Vick runs for the 1st down and the same thing that happened last week is called for a penalty.

Yuengling #2

2nd quarter

1:45- Red zone offense has been an issue all season especially last time they played the Giants. Now they face a 3rd & 4. A stop here for the Giants I think the D will ride high in confidence throughout the game and Vick just got sacked. In come Akers. 7-3

1:51- Bradshaw getting a couple of nice runs here for the 1st down. Can't let them have the confidence going here.

1:53- Fox just put up the Time of Possession stat and the Giants have held the ball twice as long. This will keep there D fresh for the 2nd half. And Manning just completes another 3rd down to Nicks.

1:55- Michigan alum does it again, but this time with some nifty moves to make 14-3 Giants. This guy wasn't suppose to play.

2:00- Eagles need a long drive here, kill sometime have the Giants D out there for a bit. And to get a TD.

2:04- Not looking good here for the Birds. Vick gets sack by Tuck on 3rd down and Vick leaves the field limping.

2:08- Need a huge 3rd down stop here. Giants are just killing the Eagles on 3rd down. Can't let New York to score on this drive to end the half.

2:11- The turnover they needed and Patterson couldn't catch the ball for the int. And another 3rd down conversion as Manning throws a screen pass to Bradshaw.

2:21- Seeing Nate Allen go down sucks, holding his knee after it buckled after the play- doesn't look good. Hold them to a FG Birds. Bout time you stop them on 3rd down. 17-3 Giants. Need a nice return here as there is only 48 seconds left for the half with 2 timeouts remaining.

2:24- Huge turnover for the Giants right before half and they will have time for at least a couple of plays for a TD. Replay and I see it as a fumble. Let's hope I'm wrong.

Yuengling #3

2:27- It is counted as a fumble. One or two plays for the TD and as I'm writing that Manning to Nicks. 24-3 Giants.

2:31- Finally this half ends. Eagles need to come out firing next half as they are down 3 TDs. Defense needs to step up on 3rd downs.

2:45- 2nd half begins and the Birds will need to come out and get a TD. Otherwise I'm counting this game as loss. Game is over as Vick is sacked again on 3rd down.

2:51- Giants run game is stuff on 3rd down. Finally a stop for the defense. Let's go birds.

2:59- Shady getting some yardage here on this drive. Eagles need a TD to stay alive in this game.

3:00- I say this is 2 down territory. No need to grab the 15 yards all at once. Take what you can get and let's go for it on 4th down. And we go for it all and now we are punting.

3:05- Was he out of bounds? This is how we come back. It's a fumble to me. Now comes the onslaught for the Birds. Get the TD guys.

3:08- Aikman makes a great remark about this being 4 down territory. TD to Maclin. It's about time. Let's get a 3 and out D. 24-10.

3:17- All day for Manning but everyone is covered and causes a 3rd down and 10. Let get the stop here boys. Good tackle from Asante as the Giants come 1 yd. short. Eagles are still in this if they can get a TD on this drive.

3:19- DJax's first catch of the game.

4th quarter

3:23- And we begin with a false start the quarter to cause a 2nd & 13.

3:25- What a play from Thomas. That was a TD to Maclin. Great play and now the game is officially over for the Eagles.

3:30- I just love how Trent Cole gets held every single play and somehow never gets called. Giants punt here with 13 min. remaining in the game. Need a quick strike to Djax here.

3:34- Wow just wow. Andy what's to lose with a challenge at this point in the game. It's decisions like these that makes me wonder. I just can't believe that. But again Jackson- HOLD ONTO THE BALL.

3:38- Just received the text of the year from my boy Kyle after the TD to Boss- "I'm just glad my child isn't here yet to suffer through this." I am disgusted right now.

3:48- Where was this all game. after a Giants TD to Boss, Eagles came right back to make it 31-17. And a beautiful onside kick by the Birds.

3:50- Vick with just a beautiful escape and runs it inside the 10. Eagles making noise now here in the 4th.

3:54- The Eagles just pulled me back in as Vick runs in to make it 31-24. Doubt an onside kick will happen here. The D will need a 3 and out to avoid using any timeouts.

3:59- Game coming down to a 3rd down and 1 inside Eagles territory. Need the big stop here. Manning in shotgun and then pitches it to Bradshaw to make the 1st down.

4:04- 3 min. left, Eagles get the stop they needed. and will need to 88 yds to score.

I stopped because the excitement was just too crazy and I couldn't handle typing and running around like a jackass when Maclin tied the game. Unbelievable finish for the Birds in their first game in the new stadium. They are calling it "The Miracle at New Meadowlands". Honestly though the Giants D relaxed after the Boss TD that made it 31-10 game with 8 min. left. Because of that Vick just took over. I had no idea what they were thinking on the onside play. Special teams failed this game for the Giants. As the Eagles magic number to clinch the division is 1. Let's hope the Bears falter tonight and then the Eagles will control their own destiny for the #2 seed.

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