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Eagles Sweep Giants, Control NFC East

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by ThaBayouChef, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. ThaBayouChef

    ThaBayouChef Walk On

    Jul 19, 2012

    Entering the rowdy confines of the big blue the Philadelphia Eagles knew that their season was on the line. Lose this game and you're two games back with two to play. The Eagles knew that a key to getting the W would be stopping TE Rob Gronkowski, especially with leading WR Mike Wallace out for 1 more week. The D completed that task holding Gronk all game long without receiving a single reception. Victor Cruz was the leading receiver with only 3 catches for 40 yards. QB Tim Bell went 6 of 17 on the day for 117 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. On the other side, QB Ryan Tannehill had a little better game thanks to WR Jeremy Maclin. Maclin had 6 catches for 107 yards and a score, which led all Eagle receivers. Desean Jackson, in his first game back from injury, caught 2 passes for 19 yards and 1 TD. Tannehill finished the game 13 for 20, 184 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT.

    The turning point in this game came late in the 3rd quarter when the Giants made a key stop against the Eagles and forced a punt. With the game tied at this point the Giants would have gotten the ball with a chance to take a late lead. However on the punt, return man David Wilson coughed up the football and the Eagles recovered. One play later the Eagles found pay dirt and too the lead 17-10. The Giants would fail to muster any points after that, and after a late field goal by Philly, they would escape New York with the win. Eagles win 20-10.

    Next Up:

    This is a very tight race for the NFC East. The Eagles (9-5) will host the Houston Texans (9-4), who are also fighting for a Wild Card spot over in the AFC. That game will be a huge matchup for both teams who are very unfamiliar with one another. The Giants (9-5) will travel to Fed Ex Field to take on the division rival Washington Redskins (4-9). The Redskins are clearly out of playoff contention, but you never know when it comes to division games. Playing with a chip on their shoulder, could they pull the upset? Stay tuned to see how this tight division race turns out!

    (Jeremy Maclin catches a TD from Tannehill)

    (David Wilson fumbles punt late in game)

    (Eagles celebrate key victory)

    gg Juan Valencia ... Good luck in the race!
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