The New York Giants lost a game to the Philadelphia Eagles, 17-10, Sunday night. In the process the Giants 6-4 also lost their lead in the NFC East. The Giants are now tied with the Dallas Cowboys, who rallied past the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon.
The Giants and Cowboys meet twice in the final four weeks of the regular season.
Sunday night was a bit of role reversal for the Giants and the 4-6 Eagles. Philadelphia has blown five fourth-quarter leads this season, while the Giants have four come-from-behind victories in the fourth quarter. This time, though, it was the Eagles who made the plays.
Inept offensively for much of the game the Giants finally tied the game at 10-10 when Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for a 24-yard touchdown with 11:44 remaining.
The Eagles then went on an 18-play, 80-yard drive that took 8:51 and ended with quarterback Vince Young throwing a game-winning eight-yard touchdown pass to Riley Cooper with 2:50 left to play. Young, subbing for the injured Michael Vick, had an uneven game. He was 23-of-36 for 258 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions
After the Eagles touchdown, the Giants drove the ball to Philadelphia’s 21-yard line, but Manning fumbled when sacked by Jason Babin and Derek Landri recovered to seal the game for the Eagles.
Manning completed 18-of-35 passes for 264 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The Giants ran the ball for only 29 yards on 17 carries.