LeSean McCoy’s 50-yard run touchdown run around left end on fourth-and-one with 4:34 left to play provided the winning margin as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants, 27-17, Sunday night.
The Eagles are now 7-3 and lead the NFC East. The 6-4 Giants would be out of the playoffs if the season ended today.
Eli Manning was intercepted three times and lost a fumble with 3:13 remaining when running for a first down on fourth-and-six. Manning had gained 16 yards before falling to the turf and losing the ball. The Giants fumbled the ball four times, losing two, and nearly lost a third when Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled in the fourth quarter only to have the call reversed on replay.
The Giants defense played well much of the game. After a record-setting 413-yard, six touchdown (four passing, two rushing) performance a week ago against Washington, the Giants held Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick to 258 yards passing and 34 rushing.
The Giants trailed, 16-3, midway through the third quarter, but fought back to take the lead in the fourth quarter. First, they drove 68 yards in 11 plays, a two-yard Manning to Travis Beckum pass making it 16-10.
A fumble by Vick on a Justin Tuck sack set the Giants up at the Philadelphia 27, and Manning threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Derek Hagan two plays later to to give the Giants a 17-16 lead with 13:41 to play.
The Giants, however, could not hang on. They have now also lost their grip on both the NFC East and the playoffs.