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Dec 11, 4:05 pm (FOX) - Giants at Eagles
Game 13
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Giants 7 10 3 3 3 26
Eagles 7 10 0 6 0 23
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Giants win in overtime against the Eagles 26-23.
Eli Manning went 28-of-44 for 312 yards with 1 TD and 3 INTs.
Tiki Barber rushed for 124 yards on 32 attempts.
Jeremy Shockey caught 10 passes for 107 yards.
Amani Toomer caught 6 passes for 54 yards.
Tiki Barber caught 5 passes for 71 yards and 1 TD.
Michael Strahan had 2 sacks.
Osi Umenyiora and Fred Robbins each had 1.5 sacks.
Gibril Wilson had 1 sack.
Jay Feeley hit on field goals of 24, 21, 27, and in overtime, 36 yards to win the game.

Game Notes:
"Somebody please remind me why I put myself through this every season. Do the Giants always have to make things so hard? Anyway, the Giants scored on their opening drive and that made you feel a little comfortable until the Eagles got the ball, and scored right away on just four plays. The Giants always try to throw in a little extra NFL history in the things they do bad, and in this case they gave up the longest run by an Eagle this year, for 40 yards. OK, so you figured this was going to be one of those games where the Giants offense has to come through and bail out the defense.
Well, not so fast, because on the very next series, a sack on Eli Manning cost the Giants a shot at a go ahead field goal or at least a very anxious moment for Jay Feeley. Then the Eagles passed the injury curse onto the Giants. Before the first quarter was over, Luke Petitgout was hurt. Antonio Pierce was down on the ground holding his ankle. William Joseph was out getting x-rays. Then Kareem McKenzie pulled a hamstring.
Even with all this going on, they decided to have Eli Manning lunge into the endzone when Brandon Jacobs couldn't do it, or couldn't get credit from the refs for doing it. Overall the Eagles played us tough and I give them credit for that. The Giants were lucky to come away with a win today, and that was the final stroke for the Eagles. Thanks to the Giants, they can no longer finish with a winning season."

Game Notes:
"Eli Manning led the offense to an opening drive touchdown, but his game play showed only slight improvement over last week, and he threw three interceptions. If the Giants are thinking playoffs, Manning has only three more games to grow into the role. He's playing too sloppy and may be a year or so off target to take the Giants all the way.
Tiki Barber, Jeremy Shockey and Amani Toomer were the main offensive weapons in this game. They accounted for 21 of Manning's 28 completions and 356 yards of offense, and Jay Feeley made three short range field goals of 24, 21, and 27 yards to get himself back on track. Then he kicked one more longer one of 36 yards in overtime to win the game for the Giants. Tiki Barber is amazing getting yardage after a catch, but somebody has to stop letting Tiki Barber handle the overtime coin toss call. It's one of the few things he's just not too good at."

First Quarter

Play: Tiki Barber, 4 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 9:22.
Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards in 5:38.

Play: Ryan Moats, 40 Yd run (David Akers kick is good), 7:52.
Drive: 4 plays, 67 yards in 1:30.

Second Quarter

Play: Eli Manning, 1 Yd run (Jay Feely kick is good), 12:31.
Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards in 5:17.

Play: Jay Feely 24 Yd, 4:59.
Drive: 12 plays, 60 yards in 6:00.

Play: Ryan Moats, 18 Yd run (David Akers kick is good), 1:53.
Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards in 3:06.
GIANTS 17-14

Play: David Akers 42 Yd, 0:21.
Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards in 0:45.
GIANTS 17-17

Third Quarter
Play: Jay Feely 21 Yd, 3:17.
Drive: 14 plays, 57 yards in 7:37.
GIANTS 20-17
Fourth Quarter

Play: Jay Feely 27 Yd, 10:39.
Drive: 7 plays, 46 yards in 4:47.
GIANTS 23-17

Play: David Akers 36 Yd, 6:28.
Drive: 10 plays, 50 yards in 4:11.
GIANTS 23-20

Play: David Akers 50 Yd, 1:52.
Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards in 1:36.
GIANTS 23-23
Play: Jay Feely 36 Yd, 3:55.
Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards in 1:43.
GIANTS 26-23

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    28 17
   By Rushing 6 5
   By Passing 19 10
   By Penalty 3 2
Third Down Efficiency 11-19-58% 6-16-38%
Fourth Down Efficiency 1-2-50% 0-1-0%
Total Net Yards 437 337
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 85 63
   Average gain per offensive play 5.1 5.3
Net Yards Rushing 138 175
   Total Rushing Plays 40 25
   Average gain per rushing play 3.5 7.0
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 4-7 0-0
Net Yards Passing 299 162
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 1-13 6-28
   Gross yards passing 312 190
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 44-28-3 32-14-0
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 6.6 4.3
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 7-3-2 6-2-1
Punts Number and Average 2-35.0 4-37.3
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 21.0 32.5
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 19 41
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 2-19 1-28
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 5-95 5-122
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 0-0 3-13
Penalties Number and Yards 10-71 9-101
Fumbles Number and Lost 0-0 1-1
Touchdowns 2 2
   Rushing 1 2
   Passing 1 0
Extra Points Made-Attempts 2-2 2-2
   Kicking Made-Attempts 2-2 2-2
Field Goals Made-Attempts 4-4 3-4
Red Zone Efficiency 2-6-33% 1-2-50%
Goal To Go Efficiency 2-4-50% 0-0-0%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 26 23
Time Of Possession 43:30 27:35


Giants swept their season series with the Eagles for the first time since 2000.

Giants had a touchdown on an opening possession for the first time since Week 4 against the Rams.

Giants were a season-best 58 percent (11-for-19) on third-down conversions.

Giants time of possession was 43:30 to 27:35.

Osi Umenyiora is the NFC's sack leader with 12-1/2.

Michael Strahan has 11-1/2 sacks, and an overall career total of 129-1/2.
He needs just three more sacks to tie Lawrence Taylor (132-1/2) for the all-time Giants record.

Tiki Barber took over first in the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 1,749, six more than the Colts' Edgerrin James.

Six of Jeremy Shockey's 10 catches went for first downs.

During the timeout before Jay Feeley kicked the winning field goal, the Eagles ran replays of Feely's three misses in Seattle.

Injuries in the first quarter:
Right tackle Luke Petitgout to a back injury after the first drive of the game. Defensive tackle William Joseph (leg) on the Eagles' first drive. Middle linebacker Antonio Pierce (ankle) on the first play of the Eagles' second drive. Right tackle Kareem McKenzie (hamstring) on Feely's second extra point.

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