Giants: Week 8 Recap


Oct 27, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (right) and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly (left) shake hands after the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants won the game 15-7. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Giants defense allows zero points, Giants win 15-7.

“A lot to be said for the way we are playing right now on D.” – Tom Coughlin

Two weeks, zero turnovers by Eli Manning. Two weeks, zero TDs given up by the Giants defense. It is no coincidence that the Giants are now 2-6.

Matter of fact, this Giants defense hasn’t given up a TD since the 2nd quarter of the Bears game.

Giants Offense:

  • Eli finished 25 for 39 with 246 yards.
  • Hillis ran for 70 yards on 20 carries. Also caught 3 for 15.
  • Cruz had 7 for 86.
  • Nicks had 7 for 51.
  • Myers had 3 for 42, including a clutch first down.
  • Jernigan got the reps that Randle didn’t, he had 3 for 29

Eagles Offense:

  • Vick was only in the game until there was 2:24 left in the first half, had 31 yards and an interception. 1 rushing yard.
  • Barkley came in and led impressive drives, but finished 17 for 26, 158 yards and an interception
  • Shady McCoy was held to just 48 yards on 15 carries. 18 yards on 4 receptions.
  • Desean Jackson had 8 receptions for 63 yards. A lot of them being quick WR screens.

The Giants defense had 4 sacks, bringing the season total to 10.

Antrel Rolle was flying all over the field. Had an interception and a sack.

Terrell Thomas had 11 total tackles, a sack and a huge forced fumble.

Quick Blow By Blow:

Giants got the ball first. Went no where. Weatherford had his only bad punt of the game, shanking it out at the Eagles 40.

Eagles first drive ended with a Rolle interception. Group demonstration was called. 15 yard penalty.

Eli passed Phil Simms as the Giants leader in career passing yards on a drive that featured a no call on P.I. vs Nicks in the endzone. Ended with a 40 yard FG. 3-0

Rolle got the 12 yard sack on the ensuing Eagles possession.

The punt almost hit McBride on the hand, however it did not. Cruz slipped on a wide open slant, another drive ending in a field goal. 6-0.

When the first quarter ended, the Giants were out gaining the Eagles 116-16 in yards.

Eli over shot Nicks on a fade in the endzone, and after penalties, a drop, and a TE running out of the back of the endzone, another field goal was kicked. 9-0.

To make it 12-o, the Giants drove down the field with the help of a P.I. penalty versus Cruz. Obviously the drive stalled however.

Rookie Matt Barkley came into the game with 2:24 left in the half and drove the Eagles all the way down to the Giants 2 yard line. Terrell Thomas however came on a blitz and sacked Barkley, stripping the ball which was recovered by Jacquian Williams.

The next score did’t come until the 4th quarter. After Cruz came back from neck x-rays. Giants drove down inside the 10. 2nd and 2 from the 9, there was a delay of game. On 2nd and 7, Nicks missed a fade in the endzone. Myers got 5 yards on 3rd and the Giants had to kick another field goal.

The Eagles only score came on a botched punt snap that landed at the NYG 2 yard line and was scooped up for 7. On the drive, the Giants started at their own 41 but could not move it, Eli actually got sacked on 3rd and 5 for a 10 yard loss.

Rolle recovered the onsides kick.

Myers got a big first with 2:40 left after a delay of game pushed the giants back to 3rd and 7.

Giants had to punt, but Barkley threw a pick to Will Hill with :13 left.