The Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants didn’t bring their offenses to Lincoln Financial Field, so the Giants relied on kicker Josh Brown to lead them over Chip Kelly’s squad, 15-7.
Brown banged through field goals from 40, 44, 33, 46 and 27 to give the G-Men the 15 points that they would need to take this one in the end.
New York held the Philadelphia Eagles offense to zero points in this one for the majority of the way, right up until late in the fourth quarter, although it was no fault of the Giants’ defense.
With the Giants punting from deep within their own territory, the snap sailed over the head of punter Steve Weatherford, and was recovered by the Eagles in the end zone for the score after Weatherford failed to kick the ball out for a safety.
After stopping the Giants, Matt Barkley–filling in for the once again-injured Michael Vick–had one last shot with under a minute left, but was picked off to effectively end the game.
Out of this one, the obvious story was the ineffectiveness of the Eagles’ offense, just a week removed from only scoring three points against Dallas. They failed to reach the end zone again today, and were held to just 201 yards total.
With the win, the Giants move to 2-6 and snap an eight-game road losing streak as they get set to enjoy a bye week before hosting the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 10.
Philadelphia drops to 3-5 and also have the Raiders up next, next week in the Coliseum in Oakland.