Eagles Claw Atop the NFC East, Beat Giants

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by ThaBayouChef, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. ThaBayouChef

    ThaBayouChef Walk On

    Jul 19, 2012
    It's been a rocky road for the Philadelphia Eagles this season. Issues at home and abroad had weighed this team down in beginning of the year. The past three weeks however they've been able to string together some solid wins and all of a sudden find themselves at .500 and with a record of 5-5 they're now sitting in 1st place in the NFC East. This past week looked like the Eagles of old. Their defense pressured Eli Manning all game which ended with Coach Valencia benching Manning in the 3rd for backup Tavaris Jackson. Before his benching, Manning was a woeful 5-18 for 44 yards and 4 picks. Staggering numbers for a player of his stature. Could there be a QB controversy in the Big Apple? Possible so. Jackson came in the game when the score was already 24-0 Eagles. He led his team to 14 points in the 4th quarter and put up some nice numbers. He went 13-21 for for 143 yards and 1 TD. He failed to turn the ball over a single time. Much improvement from the periods Manning was in control. On the other side, Ryan Tannehill had another solid game throwing for 11-17 and 2 TD's behind a meager 132 yards. The key, he continues to protect the football and not turn it over. On the year he has 21 touchdowns to only 8 interceptions, which is one of the best ratios league wide. If he keeps that trend up it will definitely bode well for the Eagles down the stretch. The Eagles would go on to win this key divisional matchup 24-14.

    Next up for the Eagles is another huge divisional match-up when they travel to Washington to take on the Redskins. All eyes from Philly are on the Panthers/Redskins match-up coming up later this week. With a Panther win the Eagles would be sole leaders of the East. Either way, next week's game with the Redskins will be huge as the Eagles have already dropped one this year to their division foe. The Giants will head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in what will now be a big game for them to keep pace in the division. Will they go with Jackson over Manning? Will Manning rebound? We'll have to wait and see!

    GG Juan Valencia . Good luck next week. See you in game 2!
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    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

    Jun 13, 2010
    Nice work Loren. And you thought your season was already in the shitter... ;)
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