The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 2-3 on the season by beating the New York Giants to the tune of 36-21 on Sunday. The much-maligned Philadelphia defense rose to the occasion, intercepting Eli Manning three times and forcing a fumble. The reeling Giants are now 0-5 on the year, and things are looking pretty grim.
While the win is certainly something to celebrate for Philly fans — you guys can take your fingers off the panic buttons now — the victory came at a price. Starting quarterback Michael Vick was injured late in the first half and didn’t return to the game. However, backup Nick Foles looked good in replacement duty, completing 16 of his 25 passes for 197 yards and a pair of touchdowns. (Vick had thrown for 105 yards and rushed for a team-high 79 yards before his injury.)
As for the New York Giants, the team lost David Wilson to a neck injury at the end of the first quarter. We’ll be bringing you more information about his condition when it’s made available.
How are you feeling about the win, Philadelphia fans? Were you impressed with how Nick Foles looked running the offense today? And Giants fans, what does your team need to do to turn this disastrous season around? Sound off in the comments below.