Philadelphia 38, N.Y. Giants 31

Sunday, December 19, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 19, 2010
WHERE: New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TEMPERATURE: 33°
HEAD OFFICIAL: John Parry
ATTENDANCE: 81223

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia 0 3 7 28 38
N.Y. Giants 7 17 0 7 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 10-4 4-2 6-2 W3
N.Y. Giants 9-5 5-3 4-2 L1

Recap

DeSean Jackson returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the game as the visiting Philadelphia Eagles scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to stun the New York Giants 38-31 on Sunday.

Philadelphia (10-4) took a one-game lead over New York (9-5) in the NFC East but has the tiebreaker based on sweeping the season series.

New York has a crucial game at Green Bay next week before concluding the season in Washington. The Eagles finish their season at home against Minnesota and Dallas.

Philadelphia trailed 24-3 at the half after being held to 74 yards and four first downs with two turnovers. 

Trailing 31-10 with eight minutes left, Mike Vick connected on a 65-yard touchdown pass to tight end Brent Celek that cut the deficit to 14 points. The Eagles then recovered an onside kick and pulled within 31-24 with 5:32 remaining on a 4-yard run by Vick.

Vick got the ball back with three minutes to play and moved the club 88 yards on eight plays, connecting with Jeremy Maclin for a 13-yard TD with 1:24 left to tie it.

Philadelphia held and forced a punt. Jackson bobbled a low line drive from rookie Matt Dodge and broke a few tackles to put Philadelphia in the driver’s seat in the NFC East.

Vick was 21 of 35 passing for 242 yards with three touchdowns and one interception and added 130 yards on 10 carries.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw for 289 yards and a career high-tying four touchdowns.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Philadelphia   N.Y. Giants
Michael Vick Player Ahmad Bradshaw
10 Attempts 19
130 Yards 66
13.0 Avg Yards 3.5
1 Touchdowns 0
35 Long 9
Receiving
Philadelphia   N.Y. Giants
Brent Celek Player Mario Manningham
2 Receptions 8
72 Yards 113
36.0 Avg Yards 14.1
1 Touchdowns 2
65 Long 35

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Philadelphia 418 197 221 5 1 1 2.0 1
N.Y. Giants 364 100 264 4 1 1 3.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game on the road against Green Bay. The Giants have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Eagles have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .714 after a loss.
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