After the Eagles dropped all that scrilla on Michael Vick, it took Vince Young leading the team to get them their first victory in a minute:
The Eagles destroyed the Giants’ season a year ago at the Meadowlands with a 28-point onslaught in the final seven minutes. This time, Andy Reid’s undermanned team used the slow and excruciating method to hurt the Giants once again and tighten the NFC East race. Using a quarterback whose only pass this season had been intercepted to replace Michael Vick and a receiver who did not have a catch all season, Philadelphia marched 80 yards in a roughly 9 minutes and defeated the Giants 17-10 Sunday night on an 8-yard go-ahead touchdown pass from Vince Young to Riley Cooper with 2:45 to play.
“We knew we had to dig deep,” said Cooper who had his first five catches of the season for 75 yards, with the final 8 being the difference in breathing life into the Eagles (4-6). “Everybody contributed,” Cooper said. “It was not just one player, not just one long play. We pieced that last drive together piece by piece.” What was so surprising was that the “Dream Team” did it in the fourth quarter, a period that had seen them lose five games earlier this season.
The Eagles found the solution this time with an 18-play march over 8:51 that sent the Giants (6-4) to their second straight loss.
“It’s definitely a big win,” said Young, who was 23 of 36 for 258 yards, two touchdown and three interceptions. “You see the excitement and the smiles on the guys and that’s what we need, what we have to have.”
It’s about time they got their act together…all that talent on one team and no one was performing up to par (with the exception of LaShawn McCoy)..