Vick, Eagles getting smoked by the Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Murphy’s Law would be a nice way to describe what’s happened to the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of their Sunday showdown with the New York Giants.
In a critical matchup between the NFC East’s two 9-4 powerhouses, the Giants imposed their will early and often en route to a 24-3 halftime lead at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
Looking for a place to point the finger? Lets start with cornerback Dimitri Patterson, who has been torched for all three of New York’s touchdowns. The veteran defensive back has already given up six receptions for 89 yards and three scores on ten targets.
But the 27-year old Patterson isn’t the only Eagle at fault for Sunday’s disaster of a performance. The Philadelphia offense has generated just 74 yards and three points through thirty minutes of football. Quarterback Michael Vick threw the fifth interception of his last four games (and has a QB Rating of 26.3) while wideout Jeremy Maclin lost a fumble late in the first half after head coach Andy Reid decided he would rather try to move the ball (with virtually no time on the clock) than kneel it out and go to the locker room.
As if all of that wasn’t already enough, rookie safety Nate Allen was carted off the field late in the second quarter after suffering a knee injury and will likely join first-round pick Brandon Graham (defensive end) on injured reserve.
Graham suffered a torn ACL in last Sunday’s win at Dallas.
I’d say “stay tuned,” but what’s the point?
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