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Game Discussion: NYG-PHI Wild Card

This thread is for discussion of action on the field before, during, and after the first-round playoff game between the New York Giants and Philadelphia. Each game this year will get its own discussion thread, so please discuss the other games in those specific threads.


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by prunemike (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 9:45am

Earlier this week on the NFL Network's Total Access show Rich Eisen asked Marshall Faulk (one of the most articulate commentators on a show that has a plethora of excellent ex players) his opinion on which of the Manning Brother's would advance the furthest in the playoffs. He selected Eli because the Giants played a day later.

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 8:30pm

Wanker, et al-- good luck.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 9:37pm

E-A-G-L-E-S!
EAGLES!

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by Paulo Sanchotene, RS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:54am

After DAL-SEA, anything can happen. Let's go, GIANTS!

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 10:53am

If Romo was on the Eagles, and that was the way this game ended, what would Eagles fans do to him going forward?

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by BlackThunder (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:08pm

Giants fan here -

Do I root for them to win, or do I root for them to lose so Coughlin gets fired?

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by james (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:29pm

Eagles, 19.9 off dvoa, -6.2 def dvoa, garcia 19.6 dvoa @home

vs.

Giants 8.7 off dvoa, -1.7 def dvoa, eli -1.1 dvoa

analysis- Garcia and Philly dictate to the Gmen all afternoon whilest Eli and the boys struggle for consistent offense. Eli hooks up for a couple of big plays but they come in spurts while Philly plays consistent for 4qtrs

Philly 27
Giants 14

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:37pm

BT, I am rooting for them to win. I would rather for us to win it all and it being shown that we were wrong about Coughlin (or, rather, that we were wrong about the team being able to win with him as coach) than for us to lose just so we can get rid of him.

I mean, why not us in the NFC if we get past the Eagles? The Seahawks are no great shakes this year and should be out already. The Bears have Rex. Yeah, the Saints pwned us, but are they unbeatable? I do not get that impression. And once you are in the big game, anything can happen.

Do I think all this will come to be? No. I think more likely we get stomped today. But it is possible, and today is likely the biggest hurdle until the Super Bowl, so why not pull for it?

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:07pm

I'd have to say, if you're a Saints, Bears, or Seahawks fan, then I'd want the Giants to win. They're a far easier opponent than my Eagles would be.
That said, my guess is that the Eagles will dominate this game, even accounting for homerism on my part.

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by micah (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:23pm

RE #8

why not the Giants in the super bowl? There isnt a team in the NFC bracket that the Giants have a good chance of beating.

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:53pm

Well, Micah, I think there is not a team in the bracket that is not badly flawed and that the Giants should not beat if we play to our capabilities.

Our problem is that we usually play far, far below our capabilities.

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:58pm

I should have said in #10 except the Eagles. They are pretty solid right now, and in my estimation the favorites to emerge in the NFC.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:03pm

Pre-game Giants Will Win comment here.

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by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:11pm

Re #5 - well, probably the same thing that Giants fans would do to him if he were on the Giants, which is to excoriate him in the local media and yell "YOU SUCK, ROMO!" if you ever see him in public.

I never thought I'd say this about anyone playing in a Cowboys uniform, but I feel sorry for the guy. What a terrible way to lose a game. He was so obviously devastated afterwards.

That said, GO EAGLES!!!!!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:06pm

Jet-Pats has been efficient, clinical football, and much better than yesterdays games.

I have now had my fill of efficient football, and would like to see missed XPs, botched kick-offs, blown coverages and other general hilarity. I confidently expect the Giants to deliver.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:20pm

I made a deal with myself that if the Giants win, I'll buy myself a Kiwanuka jersey.

So I'm kind of rooting against the Giants because I don't want that and I don't like Coughlin Go Giants!

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:27pm

So how many games does Garcia have to win for it to be an "open competition" during the off-season?

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:28pm

PhillyCWC, no doubt he would get eaten up in NY after that. However, I contend that Philly is even tougher in that regard.

And I am with you. I actually feel sorry for a Cowboy. Strange sensation, that.

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by Darrel Michaud (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:34pm

This will be a tough game for me. My Saints fandom is hoping for a Giants win, but my contempt of Giant fans want a Philly blowout.

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by young curmudgeon (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:35pm

I like the diet pepsi ad, even though it doesn't inform me as to whose country this is. The Jake Delhomme clip reminds me of Suicidal Tendencies' Institutionalized, and anything that does that is fun.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:35pm

I only have the mildest sympathy for Romo because he lost twice to the Eagles this year, so I don't have to hate him personally. That said, nobody made him wear that stupid star, so screw him.

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by Sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:36pm

19: You prefer Giants fans over the people who threw snowballs at Santa?

20: NICE ST reference!

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:40pm

I just said this game needed some Soundgarden before the break, and, lo and behold, Fox gives me some Soundgarden!

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:43pm

On the FIRST PLAY, the FIRST PLAY, Giants False Start.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:43pm

Offsides on the Kickoff, False Start on the first snap. This figures to be outstanding.

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by John (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:44pm

Wow, Plaxico bails Eli out. what a catch.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:45pm

[screaming]A FREAKING HOLD CALLED BACK A FIRST DOWN BY TIKI![/screaming]

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:45pm

The Giants require that their offensive lineman all have Wonderlic scores below 10.

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:46pm

This game is going to take about three days at this rate.

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by Darrel Michaud (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:47pm

20: I also want the Eagles to win to feel vindicated for saying all year that the Eagles were the best team in the NFC East.

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by Watt (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:48pm

The NFL didn't learn and lets Peter Morelli referee in the playoffs again? :x

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:48pm

J-Load sneak again!

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:50pm

Plaxico Burress touchdown.

Hello, Good Eli. Glad to see you back. Where've you been?

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:50pm

Oh my. Does someone want to phone the Eagles and let their defense know the game has started?

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by navin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:50pm

You're complaining about Pete Morrelli? I saw Phil Luckett doing a game earlier, I couldn't believe my eyes!

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:50pm

Well, that couldn't have gone any fucking worse.

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by Eli Manning (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:51pm

#33
Good, bad... I'm the one with the ball.

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by Balaji (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:52pm

#35: Seriously? Every time I so much as hear that guy's name I feel a bout of heartburn. I can't believe he's still around.

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by tim (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:53pm

mahe owns

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:53pm

God I hope that Coughlin is smart enough to do a Lorenzen pass on third and short at some point, now that he has set it up with a few sneaks.

Although watching the pile move the pile is sweeeeet.

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by navin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:54pm

Oops, it was Jeff Triplette not Phil Luckett. That's almost just as bad. I thought he was going to blow the Indy-KC game somehow.

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by tim (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:54pm

on the giants td, i couldn't tell if the eagles were in a cover 3 with dawk in a hook zone for the TE, or if it was off-man 0, anybody know?

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by Ruben (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:54pm

WTF is up with that return? For as much crazygonuts credit that Harbaugh gets, I've seen a bunch of completely boneheaded moves by the Eagles on ST this season...case in point just now...

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:56pm

Hello, Good Giants Defense. Welcome back. Where've you been?

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:56pm

I think the ball was slow enough and the coverage was close enough that he didn't really have a choice. Remember, it is a live ball, so the giants get possession if they land on it. It isn't like a punt that gets downed.

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by John (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:57pm

Re: 42 I don't think the eagles themselves knew. Definitely looked like someone blew their assignment. No less that two eagles actively ran AWAY from Plaxico.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:57pm

As Buck & Aikman laud the Eagles O-line, Garcia is sacked.

Better tell the offense we've started as well.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:58pm

#47: Why?

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:58pm

Who names their kid Dirk?

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:59pm

Re 43:

There's only so much a coach can do when Reno Mahe is predominantly involved in the game plan.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:59pm

Typical first series for Iggles on both sides of the ball. Mahe has been incredibly ineffective this year. Bring back Hood to return kickoffs.

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by Ruben (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:00pm

#45: Fair enough. However, Buck was about to call it out of bounds, and it sure looked like it was on its way. Maybe a bit easy to judge at the commercial break, but it doesn't look great, combined with other ST gaffes...gunners overshooting, the crappy coverage documented on this here site, etc.

Again, just wondering why Harbaugh's considered so "good" when his teams seem relatively limited.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:00pm

Hey Trot, how do you overrun a guy on his knees?

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:01pm

Well, so far it's NYG vs. NYG offensive line. False start #3.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:01pm

False start on first down, false start on second down. Coughlin really needs to go.

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by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:02pm

49: um, Mr and Mrs Diggler?

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:03pm

After a strangely accurate first series, Eli seems to have calmed down and resumed normal service.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:03pm

#52, I agree it was a bonehead move. I just think that from the overhead/coverage cam, the coverage was closer than I initially thought from the original angle. They were on top of him pretty quickly after he got it, and the ball had slowed a bit. I don't think it was as bad as Buck seemed to think it was, considering a slow roll or weird turn gives the giants the ball on the 10.

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by Ruben (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:04pm

The Petitgout (sp?) comments were awesome. As an Eagles fan, I wish he were in the lineup...the D could use the yardage.

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:04pm

Man, if the Giants' weren't false starting every other play here, the Eagles could be in a big hole already. And it is already 7-0.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:05pm

#57:

I don't know if it's inaccuracy. Eli seems to be expecting his receivers to make different breaks than they are. Seems like miscommunication or misreading the defense to me.

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:05pm

Could Reno have stepped out of bounds and then stretched back and touched the ball? Would that get the "kickoff out of bounds" penalty since Reno was touching the sideline?

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:06pm

#62: I'm pretty sure I've seen that happen before and be called out of bounds.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:06pm

Seriously, after the 2nd half collapse, I am entirely convinced that the Giants will somehow make it to the NFC championship game. This season has just been that weird. 4th & 2.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:08pm

62/63,
No "out of bounds" penalty, just a return o-o-b. Ball at the 11.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:09pm

#64: As can I, actually. But I'm a Giants fan, so I shouldn't count.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:09pm

Didn't Kearse look like Abdul-Jabbar as he towered over Super 5?

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:10pm

Giants O-Line looked really good that 1st drive, then false started. Eli looks pretty bad.

Eagles dropping balls, Garcia doesn't look that good either.

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by Randy S. (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:12pm

I love how Joe Buck just makes things up. Where's the "shove" at the end of that long pass attempt to Burress?

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:13pm

Yeah, Eli sucks. Giants O-Line beastly minus the false starting.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:13pm

I love everything about Joe Buck. He is so dreamy.

I feel dirty even writing that sarcastically.

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:13pm

The Giants should put in Feagles as QB. He leads the receivers better with his foot than Eli does with his hands.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:13pm

What are the odds that the Iggles don't get a first down this quarter?

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by Spoilt Victorian Child (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:14pm

I also thought Plax shoved Dawkins, but the reverse angle showed he was just bracing himself for the fall.

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:15pm

#65: From a blog entry from a Dolphins game this year:

Wes Welker made a heads up play by stepping out of bounds while fielding a kickoff, giving the Dolphins the ball at the 20, instead of the 4.

I could have sworn it counted as a kickoff OOB penalty, but maybe it goes to the 20?

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:16pm

This looks like IND-KC redux. Hopefully the Eagles don't wait until the 3rd quarter for their first 1st down.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:16pm

Are the Eagles in negative total yardage still?

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by Tighthead (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:17pm

No offense McNabb, but there is nothing more annoying than being coached by a teammate.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:17pm

Hmm. that's just weird. Maybe he had his foot out of bounds in the endzone? Although if the ball is at the 4, that means he would be 12 feet tall...

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by David (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:17pm

The Eagles are playing like they want to get blown out today.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:18pm

Looks like the "Resting the Starters Curse" has bitten the Iggles O

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:18pm

I also love neck-beards.

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by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:18pm

Giants need to put up more points before the Eagles get untracked.

And where are the commercials? I can't even remember whose country this is.

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:18pm

[quote]
This looks like IND-KC redux. Hopefully the Eagles don’t wait until the 3rd quarter for their first 1st down. [/quote]
QFT. Dropped passes, bad QBing (well, Green didn't play that horribly, but Garcia is), O-Line not making holes.

Then again, Eli Manning isn't Peyton Manning.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:18pm

Hey, a Dhani Jones sighting. This is a weird game.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:19pm

Wow! A rare play by that bow tie guy!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:19pm

The Giants have had awsome field position this quarter, and have done nothing with it.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:19pm

#82 & 83:

Apparantly, Donovan McNabb got hosed.

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:21pm

If the Eagles' offense doesn't move the ball a little here it's going to be 14- or 10-0 soon. The Giants can't keep getting great field position and blowing it every time, can they?

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:21pm

1:30 and an Iggles first down.

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:22pm

Troy Aikman always tell me that a team should feel pretty good about losing.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:22pm

#89:

I refer you to Giants vs. Seahawks, 2005 Edition.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:22pm

Aikman--Westbrook is not underappreciated by FF guys.

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:23pm

Joe Buck breaking out the analogies! I feel like I'm back in high school, taking the SAT again. (Just like high school, too: The Eagles are losing.)

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:23pm

Scrambling is not what Garcia does best. Dating Playboy Playmates is what Garcia does best.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:23pm

Is that Chad Pennington's right arm on Jeff Garcia?

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:24pm

Joe buck: This is what Garcia does best, using his legs.

Is that a comment about the strength of his running or the weakness of his passing?

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:25pm

Style tips from Buck & Aikman. An unexpected suprise.

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by John (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:26pm

Re 83:
I'm not sure why, but that comment made me laugh so hard I had to visit the bathroom.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:27pm

Joe Buck is making me remember how much I hate Joe Buck.

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:28pm

WOW! What a run by Westbrook!

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:28pm

This is Brian Westbrook's country.

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:28pm

Oh, what a play by Westbrook.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:28pm

OH. MY. GOD. Westbrook is simply not human.

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:28pm

Westbrook Wow Touchdown

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:28pm

WTF BRIAN WESTBROOK... THAT WAS DISGUSTING.

Good job O-Line and blocking, but westbrook was amazing on that play.

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by andrew (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:28pm

Westbrook may be good... but that was some really lousy tackling by the Giants.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:29pm

Another patented Will Demps whiff. Wow, that was a bad acquisition by the Giants.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:29pm

Westbrook... No Pro Bowl selection... Scandalous!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:30pm

UK TV just did a great job with the replay, showing Jamal Jackson pulling right and making a key block.

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:31pm

you know, the eagles receivers really are very good at blocking. course, Westbrook's not bad either...

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:31pm

Pretty nice blocking by the wideouts/LJ Smith downfield, too. But a heap of bad tackling helped a bunch, too.

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:33pm

Eli Manning sucks.

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:33pm

I'm willing to bet we see a lot more bad tackling, before the game is over, too. from both sides...

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:33pm

Elisha being Elisha!!

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by John (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:34pm

Ahhh, the post-season debut of the Manning face!

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by Eli Manning (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:34pm

#113: You suck.

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:35pm

eli picked off! now that's the game I wanted to see!

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by Alan Milnes (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:35pm

So who was that imposter playing QB for the Giants on their first drive?

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:35pm

I tried not to be defeatist, but the last several drives, the Eagles TD, and that pick were all things I fully expected once we had our second penalty on the first drive. Even though we got the touchdown, I knew the dumb Giants had shown up.

As usual.

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:37pm

More Brian Westbrook. Eagles O-Line getting good, but Brian Westbrook is just making tacklers miss.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:37pm

Mornigweg is getting creative! I like it!

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:37pm

And the first drive was not Eli Manning's doing, it was Plax being amazing.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:38pm

This is so par for the course for the Giants offense. 1 good opening drive, then shoot yourself in the foot repeatedly for 2 quarters.

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by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:38pm

Like the change of pace with Buckhalter here. First and goal!

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:38pm

good grief, this game has changed around quick...

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:40pm

Ummm.. Eagles need to give to Brian Westbrook more?

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:40pm

Free Nick Cole!

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by Paul (London,UK) (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:40pm

Re UK TV. Nick Halling is still a buffoon. Sky's answer to John Prescott.

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by Eli Manning (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:41pm

Wait, did I hear correctly? Did the Eagles resign Koy Detmer just so he could hold kicks?

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:41pm

Crap, but an incompletion is better than a pick. If it's any consolation, Gerry, Eagles fans aren't feeling terrible confident either.

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by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:41pm

3 plays to the short side of the field. Good grief!! Strike my #122 comment.

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:42pm

Yeah, terrible playcalling at the end there, I thought. You have buckhalter and westbrook. Pound it.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:42pm

130, yes, that's true.

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:42pm

jasonk, would you say it's just coaches starting to pick them straight away, or is it just the players? it's seemed like the Eagles have been able to adjust to them when they've played before, I just wondered if that's something that's happened against other teams as well?

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by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:42pm

garcia's passing skills are looking shit-tastic so far. he has awful pocket presence, also.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:43pm

Going up against Elisha Manning, that was 4 down territory. Who doesn't think Elisha's gonna do something, well, Eli-like?

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:45pm

Come on, Philly, put eight guys in the box. Make Eli beat you.

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by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:46pm

how many brain cells can shockey spare?

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:46pm

Shockey just wanted an excuse to show off his hair.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:46pm

#139: 4.

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:47pm

fair play, that Jeremy Shockey isn't scared of much, is he?

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by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:47pm

Giants blocking is solid, but the Eagles can shed blocks and tackle Tiki Barber.

And Eli made a good throw to Shockey for once.

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by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:47pm

sheldon brown injured. crap crap.

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by Sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:48pm

Did Joe Buck say, "He is a cutie" about Shockey?

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by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:48pm

Insert joke about how big Shockey's head is HERE

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:48pm

Why do I have a terrible feeling that Shockey is going to win the game for them?

Tiki Barber responds to Westbrook.

147
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:48pm

Why do I have a terrible feeling that Shockey is going to win the game for them?

Tiki Barber responds to Westbrook.

149
by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:48pm

Tiki doing a Westbrook impression.

Good job finding the seam Tiki. Good job sealing the hole Giants.

150
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:48pm

Maybe this is Tiki's country too.

151
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:48pm

Brian Dawkins whiff!!

152
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:48pm

rare missed tackle by dawkins. as an eagles fan, i can say you don't see that very often.

153
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:49pm

oh god, not the Joselio Hanson Show...

154
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:50pm

The NFL is a copy cat league with bad tackling becoming an epidemic!

155
by Not saying (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:51pm

seems like it was a bad angle taken by dawkins mostly, not as much a whiff once he got there.

156
by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:51pm

#153:

Yeah, but it's not as if the Giants have the talent at WR to take advantage of it. As long as Plax is doubled, I'm not betting on Tyree, Carter, or Moss to make any plays.

157
by Becephalus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:51pm

136

Yeah Garcia looks really uncomfortable out there, and not very good at all. Should finally put the rest of that non-controversy to rest.

158
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:51pm

I don't know if I should continue to play The Manning Face Drinking Game.

159
by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:52pm

I like Troy Aikman. He is correct here.

160
by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:53pm

Two bad 4th down decisions with goal to go. Need to go for it both times.

161
by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:53pm

Eli could've run that one in. He had a huge hole in front of him, but he decided the throw into double-coverage instead.

162
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:53pm

Thank you Sheldon!!

162
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:53pm

Note to all NFL head coaches,

when it's 3rd and goal from the 3rd yard line, just run the ball. Please.

164
by Becephalus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:53pm

It is too bad Shockey broke that up. Eli's pass to Brown was right on target.

165
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:53pm

#158: Absolutely you should! It's like the "Drink-Every-Time-Brett-Favre-Is-Mentioned" game.

166
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:53pm

eli throws the fade to plaxico. batted down by my boy sheldon. eh niiiiiiice.

167
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:53pm

re: 156. Yeah, I guess that's a significant difference in the Giants' passing game from the last time this scenario happened for them. And to be fair to him, Hanson's been playing a lot better recently...

168
by navin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:54pm

Why didn't the Giants pound it three times with Brandon Jacobs? The Eagles have a pretty bad run defense, especially compared to the advantage the Eagles DBs have versus the Giants WRs.

169
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:54pm

Ah, and Sheldon seems to be ok, too. good good.

170
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:55pm

manning face drinking game? i'm in. our country drinking game? i'm in. "eagles fan in zubazz pants" game. i'm in.

171
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:55pm

165,

but shouldn't I be worried about the state of my liver?

172
by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:55pm

Good Lord, let Bloom be healthy next season. I can't take any of Mahe's "run seven yards and fall down" kick returns.

173
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:56pm

170,

I'm not sure if you should still be sober.

174
by Not saying (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:56pm

Buck: I want to ask you what we've just seen. We've just seen the Giants blah, blah, blah.

So, where's the question?

175
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:57pm

Looks like the Iggles are setting up Reggie Brown to give a double move.

176
by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:57pm

Good job Garcia. Not great, but nice job finding the open receiver, even if it's too late.

177
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:57pm

Eli-Manning-Face-Drinking-Game? What brand are you drinking? Whatever it is, I'm buying stock in it...

177
by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:57pm

Runyan, you dumbass.

179
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:57pm

#173: That's a funny way to spell "alive".

For how tense this game is, it's at least an improvement over last year's Panthers-Giants game...

180
by Randy S. (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:58pm

Runyan went down like a Redwood there.

181
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:58pm

Coefield is soooooooo stupid.

182
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:58pm

Nice 2 for 1 cheapshot deal by Runyan.

183
by dmac (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:58pm

That was a hilarious fight. Jon Runyan was a one-man personal foul machine there and he didn't even cost the Eagles any yardage.

184
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:58pm

Offsetting penalties is a bit harsh. Runyan had two goes, to the Eagles one.

185
by brian c (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:58pm

Philly still looks flat.

186
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:59pm

Haven't seen Runyan do that in about 4 or 5 years. He is into this game even without Strahan for motivation.

187
by sevenyearlion (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:59pm

Jon Runyun. Further proof that anyone who chooses to wear the number 69 is presumptively a douchebage.

188
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:59pm

runyan totally deserves 2 minutes in the penalty box

189
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 7:59pm

really good play by Garcia there; saw something deep get taken away and just kept it alive long enough to get the ball to a checkdown guy.

Oh, and can I also add that I love John Runyan. I shouldn't, but I do.

190
by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:00pm

All of America is tired of watching Coughlin freak out on the sideline. Glad the officials got the memo.

191
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:00pm

Jeff Garcia, spunks a Time Out 2 seconds before the two-minute warning. Nice.

192
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:01pm

why do you call a timeout there?

193
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:01pm

I was wondering when a squandered time out would be burned by the Iggles.

194
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:01pm

I still think it would be great if the NFL adopted Rugby's sin bin. Make Runyan stand behind the goal-posts for 10-minutes of the clock, eagles playing with only 10 men on the field. I think that would be really interesting, having to scheme football plays with a man down. Bring back the XFL and institute that.

195
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:02pm

183:
isn't football great. in other sports they actually punish the whole TEAM when a player completely loses his head. in the NFL? no power play or yellow card or ejection. shit, the eagles didn't even lose yardage or a down. ;)

196
by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:02pm

I like Garcia taking the TO before the two minute warning there.

197
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:03pm

By the way, since when is cash slower than a credit card? Didn't it used to be the case that people that paid for something under $10 with a credit card where the assholes, not the other way around? Freakin' Starbucks...

198
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:03pm

that'd certainly be interesting. It would give co-ordinators nightmares, too. can you imagine having to plan set 10-on-11 plays for those situations?

199
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:04pm

Funny that Reid was upset with that time out. He is the master of wasted time outs.

200
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:05pm

Reid was upset that Garcia wasted the team out because that is one fewer time-outs he gets to waste himself. Duh!

201
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:05pm

I think that 10 min might be too long, maybe 2 min of game time or something like that.

202
by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:05pm

#197:

True, but I'd still much rather hear the "cartoon factory music" than certain other options during commercial breaks.

203
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:06pm

11 on 10 for brief periods would be off the heezy fo sheezy!

204
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:06pm

What about the mass-ejection games? Imagine the awesomeness of 6-on-5 football.

205
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:06pm

197: Cash has been, and still is, faster than credit cards. Mastercard is trying to get us to use credit cards more so they can get more fees from merchants.

206
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:06pm

Does either team really want to win this game?

This is Colts-KC, part three.

207
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:07pm

Jeff Garcia: a true nancyboy.

208
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:07pm

Nevermind. Stallworth wants to win this game.

209
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:07pm

Touche, Jason K, Touche.

On that note, I think it would be great if VW or Kia came out with a commercial with a theme-song that kept repeating "This is our Municipality..."

210
by lastchance (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:07pm

I hated Garcia's 3rd down completion, that was not a good throw. Great job by the Eagles blitz pickup and Garcia on that TD though.

210
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:07pm

or one guy just standing there on defence after a mass brawl, waiting for the whole o-line to come flatten him...

212
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:07pm

207,

he's not a nancyboy, he's just "docile"

213
by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:07pm

Mc1/4ths sucks.

214
by zzt (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:08pm

Garcia: AAAAH Yu0 teh wins!!!1

Stallworth: Just don't kiss my helmet bro.

215
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:08pm

Those were two great passes on that drive. Even some arm strength on the TD to Stallworth. Did he order arm enhancement pills from MyCanadianPharmacyandSpamMachine.com?

Or did he just bring them back from his CFL days?

216
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:08pm

New York is down 17-10 at the half. This seems vaguely familiar.

217
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:08pm

stallworth catches nice 29-yd pass from garcia. stallworth just torched son of quarters on that one.

218
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:08pm

R.W McQuarters. Perfect with marmalade.

219
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:08pm

Where are the naysayers that said the Iggles drop too many passes? Two great catches this scoring series!! Fly Eagles Fly!!!

220
by Randy S. (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:09pm

What was the crowd singing after the touchdown?

221
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:09pm

209,

but that wouldn't be a shameless sellout of patriotism to sell trucks that are wrapped in the flag.

222
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:10pm

What are the odds an Eli interception here?

223
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:10pm

They're singing Fly Eagles Fly. a rather quaint but very popular fight song from philly...

224
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:10pm

Elisha. Here we come!

225
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:11pm

220,

Well, this is a family site, so I can't repeat it here.

226
by brian c (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:11pm

Hey Joe Buck "highlights from around the league" only 1 other game today.

227
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:11pm

Dear lord, I'm having flashbacks to college. I hate that damn chant!

228
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:12pm

Fly Eagles Fly is not nearly as lame as the Super Chargers or the Miami Dolphins #1.

229
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:12pm

I love the usual brilliance of Philly clock management. This is almost as much fun as watching Rivers try to run the 2 minute drill against Seattle.

Chargers fan. Eagles fan. Two all great choke franchises.

230
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:13pm

226,

The Joe Buck Robot Autotext is still in the week 17 setting.

231
by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:14pm

That was downright Mahe-esqe.

232
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:14pm

When did Garcia die? How can you be resurrected when you're still alive?

233
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:14pm

I don't actually think they have clocks in Philadelphia.

234
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:15pm

If you're just going to run out the clock, why not just kneel it?

235
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:15pm

NASCAR in space!

236
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:18pm

Philly's 2nd half defensive DVOA is -9.9%

NYG's 2nd half offensive DVOA is 11.7%

It looks like it'll stay close.

237
by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:19pm

So the Giants can't do an inside run down near the goal line, but they can do it twice in midfield with about a minute left in the first half. Seems logical to me.

238
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:20pm

I'm seeing a 'close, but Philly has the edge' game like last time, but then that might just be wishful thinking.

239
by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:22pm

"Why didn’t the Giants pound it three times with Brandon Jacobs?"

I do not know. Probably because one time this year, another team stopped us and therefore it is never to be attempted again.

The only things that get repeated after not working are Tiki runs, and Shockey or Plaxico passes.

That whole Giants goal line routine was so depressing. I told my wife it would go incomplete pass, stuffed run, incomplete pass, followed by a FG, followed by an Eagles score and us going into halftime down. It was one of the easiest predictions I have ever made. It is what we do.

We can still win this game, but I honestly can say at this point I think we would have a better chance if we put in Lorenzen for a series or six.

240
by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:24pm

"I’m seeing a ‘close, but Philly has the edge’ game like last time, but then that might just be wishful thinking. "

Or it might be that 7 point lead you have right now.

241
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:25pm

I say Philly wins 19-12.

242
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:26pm

well, that too, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it stayed close like last time, until the traditional Giants meltdown happens with about 7 minutes left in the 4th.

243
by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:28pm

I am just hoping that this competitive game stays that way and does not go the way the NE/NYJ game went.

244
by brian c (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:31pm

Hey nfl.com "worst commercial ever".

245
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:32pm

I'm just hoping the game doesn't end like last night's. I don't think my heart can take it, no matter who wins.

246
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:32pm

I really hate that Fox robot.

247
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:33pm

It is a good game, isn't it? just the right combination of big offensive and defensive plays to make things interesting...

248
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:34pm

garcia just has awful vision.

249
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:35pm

That Gerbil Wilson is having a good game...

250
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:35pm

Garcia is throwing some ugly looking balls tonight. He'll be lucky if he gets out of this one without a pick.

251
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:36pm

hmm... If Hank Baskett was wide open and Garcia threw it to him, and a defender tipped the ball, maybe Baskett wasn't wide open then, right?

252
by jim (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:36pm

246: Joe Buck?

McQuarters!

253
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:37pm

oh, basket was open. a few seconds before Garcia threw the ball...

254
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:38pm

son of quarters is just a trainwreck.

255
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:39pm

No, the one that hops up and down, jogs in place, points to the crowd when they come back from commercial. I hope he tears his ACL one of these days. Who at Fox was saying, "You know what we don't have enough of it football? Shit-talking robots. What do robots in shoulder pads have to do with football?

256
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:41pm

Hey I just saw a chevy ad. I love the soundtrack. Has anyone else seen it?

257
by tim (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:41pm

251: he was talking about during the crossing pattern, not when he stopped at the sideline

258
by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:42pm

Ah, there it is. Just like herpes or a crazy girlfriend, that commercial always comes back.

259
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:42pm

Elisha. I warned you. Here we come. Signed Jim Johnson

260
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:42pm

i believe the track used in that UPS commercial is by the group "The Postal Service." hmmm...

261
by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:43pm

New NFLN commercial: "This is ouuur 3/5ths of the country"

262
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:44pm

Hey! A basket catch!

Okay, I'm drunk...

263
by Phil (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:44pm

What # did Williams wear for the Broncos?

264
by jim (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:44pm

MCQUARTERS!!

265
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:44pm

Nobody knows that commercial? Damn. I hope they play it again so I can hear that song.

266
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:44pm

Okay, that was the dumbest special teams play I hae ever seen, even if it is still Giants ball.

267
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:45pm

son of quarters nearly pulls off the stupidest play since... ok, since yesterday. but still, it was very stupid.

268
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:46pm

"illegally touched" What was illegal? They downed the ball, right?

269
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:46pm

This is...

270
by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:46pm

What in God's name was McQuarters trying to accomplish there?

Is there ANYONE still willing to try and tell me any other NFL team is dumber than the Giants?

271
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:46pm

..as if on cue. Thanks Chevy. Got it now.

272
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:46pm

good god! why is McQuarters on an NFL team?

273
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:47pm

rancher fixing fence. john cougar concentration camp song. drink!

274
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:47pm

The Raiders?

275
by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:47pm

It's obviously Giants' ball, but I wonder which would be the bigger back-breaker here: Eagles' ball on the 1 or a sack/fumble for a TD?

I can only hope the Giants receivers channel the spirit of Terry Glenn here.

276
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:47pm

Okay. Here begins the Iggles mandatory offensive lull letting the Jints get momentum and probably score on a jump ball from Elisha to Plax.

277
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:47pm

its not stupid at all, once the kicking team touches the ball, the recieving team should try and pick it up and run with it. Its a smart play because if you fumble it without gaining possession, nothing bad happens.

278
by tim (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:48pm

if the ball is touched by the punting team, the ball is fair game for the receiving team with no possibility of a turnover, so mcquarters is fine on that one

279
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:48pm

Instead of a Special Teams FUBAR , we get an officiating cock-up. It's not a bad consolation prize.

280
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:48pm

Another question: why does a robot need to warm up? Is he afraid he is going to pull a muscle? Come 'on!

281
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:49pm

shockey grabs coughlin's headset like he's someone's confused senile grandfather.

282
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:50pm

"shockey grabs coughlin’s headset like he’s someone’s confused senile grandfather"

That might be the best description of Tom Coughlin I've ever heard.

283
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:51pm

wait. is army of darkness on?

284
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:52pm

OK, for those calling the play dumb, here's why it was the smartest thing to do:

When the kick team touches the ball, it's an illegal touching penalty. The penalty results in the return team being given the ball at the spot.

Which means that, after an illegal touching, the return team can pick up the ball and run with it. Even if they fumble it, they can take the penalty and get the ball at the spot anyway.

McQuarters had absolutely nothing to lose by taking that chance. If he did nothing, they get the ball inside the 2. If he grabs it and fumbles, they get the ball inside the 2. If he gets any yards at all, they get the ball where he goes down.

Not a stupid play at all. Just someone who actually knew the rules, and better than the linesman on the spot, actually.

285
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:52pm

I think I'd rather be reminded of whose country it is than see the Old Spice ad again. By the way, what the heck is he wearing under his white shirt with about 5 too many buttons open? It looks like a tight 1970s style dance shirt.

286
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:52pm

That Old Spice commercial almost makes up for that stupid TD-nullifying ST penalty. Almost.

287
by kleph (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:53pm

now THAT is a great commercial.

287
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:53pm

280: Same reason your car needs to warm up. Otherwise the oil will be to thick, and the engine will seize.

287
by black (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:53pm

I played special teams back in my day, i never understood how you can block somebody in the back on a return. If someone goes by you, just turnaround more people are running at you, hit them instead.

290
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:54pm

Hmm, fair enough. I'd completely forgotten that it wasn't a live ball in that situation. That play by McQuarters wasn't so dumb after all.

291
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:55pm

My name is Reggie Brown. And I catch passes.

292
by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:56pm

Carlos Emmons is D-U-N, Done. I thought the Giants had made a good move playing Blackburn in his place for a good portion of the first half. Now he's back on the field watching Westbrook run right by him.

293
by joel in providence (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:56pm

i fully cop to not knowing the punt rule... damn you son of quarters!

294
by playoffs finally (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:56pm

These refs are terrible.

295
by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:56pm

I should watch 24...everyone I knows loves it...

296
by playoffs finally (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 9:00pm

Runyon should have been thrown out of the game earlier and they can't even figure out an illegal touch during a punt.

297
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 9:01pm

Love that Detmer. Great job placing that high snap.

298
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 9:02pm

If Earl has got your girl's tongue it's because you own the oldest stereo system in the 21st century.

299
by RMoses (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 9:03pm

Look at that! The kicker's wife gettin' some love.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 9:03pm

I have to say, the Gianst uniforms look like the Pats' old pants with practice jerseys for tops. Very strange.