Did Michael Vick really break his hand? Well the Giants did beat the Eagles, but the answer to the second question is no. Michael Vick left a close divisional game and put the hopes of a late scoring drive to regain the lead into the hands of Kafka because of a bruise. That’s right, Michael Vick stood at the podium after the game complaining, sat on the bench in disgust, blamed everyone but himself, because the Giants bruised his non-throwing hand. Now that I got that out of the way, let’s focus on the New York Giants victory over the Eagles in the latest FansTurn.com Network Giants blog entry.
The Giants capitalized early by exploiting the Eagles weakness, their linebackers. A team which has fans who consistently give the Giants guff over only having Eli because of the Manning name, well they saw what happens when you start a player because of a name and a similar haircut to another player. Casey Matthews, Clay Matthews brother, was the starting WLB and the Giants took advantage with a play-fake to Jacobs, who then turned the corner to streak down leaving Matthews in a cloud of dust and catching a pass to walk into the endzone. The next score came from the man replacing Manningham, and the player who turned out to be the x-factor in Sundays win, Victor Cruz. Cruz had 3 catches, 2 touchdowns, and 110 receiving yards.
The Giants quickly built up a 14-0 1st quarter lead, but gave up 16 unanswered points in the 2nd and 3rd quarter. Trailing by 2 in the 4th quarter, the defense came up big with a stop on a 4th and 1 play near mid-field, leaving the Giants offense in excellent field position. The Giants capitalized on their good field position with a 28-yard pass from Eli to Cruz, but the highlight of that play was Cruz taking the ball out of the air at its high point while being mugged by the Eagles prized off-season acquisition, Asomugha.
The Giants finally beat the Eagles after losing 6 straight in previous years, and are now 2-1. The Giants travel to Arizona to play the Cardinals next week. Keep up to date with Giants 360 for all the Giants blog and Giants news information you need to stay informed regarding the next Giants game.