The Giants looked awful at the beginning of the game today and didn’t look so great at the end, but after 60 greuling minutes they were able to grind out a huge win against Philly.
New York moves to 9-4 on the season, achieving a 6-1 record on the road for the first time since 2000, as the Eagles fall to 5-8, just about ending their bid at a playoff berth this season.
Plaxico Burress was amazing making 7 cathches for 136 yards and a touchdown. He single-handedly carried the Giants as they fought to come back against a gutsy Eagle team who was looking to keep their playoff aspirationg alive, while also trying to avenge their 16-3 embarrassment at Giants Stadium earlier in the season.
Brandon Jacobs had an off-day with 22 carries and 70 yards with a pair of fumbles, including a crucial one at the PHI 5. Jacobs had a hefty workload today with Ward being out and Droughns only taking the ball three times.
Eli Manning had a nice game as well going 17 of 31 with 219 yards and a touchdown pass. A no-interception game for Eli as he continues to bounce back nicely after critics destroyed him for his performance agaisnt Minnesota in Week 12. Eli has handled the pressure of late with no problems and continues to put together solid drives leading to Giant scores.
All in all, not the prettiest game of the season for the Giants, but they did beat a team that lost to New England by 3 with their backup QB playing. The Giants have proved they can win close games and now it is time they learn how to finish teams off when they have the opportunity, something the Giants have never been able to figure out. Up next: Washington.