Sunday, July 5, 2015

Win that is hard to explain

Well, who would have expected this?

Win that is hard to explain

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Well, who would have expected this?

Two weeks after losing to the lowly Oakland Raiders, the Eagles blew out the New York Giants, 40-17, at the Linc. This is the sixth time the Eagles have scored 40 or more against the Giants in 155 meetings and the first time snce a 47-34 win on Nov. 2, 1992. The 23-point margin of victory is the most lopsided Eagles win over New York since a 24-0 victory on Oct. 1, 1996 at the Vet.

“If I could explain it, I would be undefeated,” Reid said of the turnaround. “Sometimes it is just unexplainable.”

The Eagles won without Brian Westbrook in the lineup, but got a strong performance from LeSean McCoy and a long run from Leonard Weaver.

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“We really weren’t sure about Brian as the week went on,” Reid said. “One day he was feeling pretty good, then he would wake up and not feel pretty good. We had Weaver there ready just in case. We thought we could mix it up there if Brian wasn’t able to go.”

Reid said Westbrook feels pretty good and did some cardio Friday to test himself following a concussion suffered Monday.

“I took the cautious route there,” Reid said. “I thought that was important too and that I didn’t force the issue.”

The Eagles improved to 5-2 and are tied with Dallas atop the NFC East. The Giants fell to 5-3 after a 5-0 start.

“When you play these NFC East teams, you are prepared for a heavyweight fight,” Reid said. “That’s the way our guys went about business.”

On the injury front, Chris Clemons has an AC sprain. “We’ll see how he does here,” Reid said. Chris Gocong suffered a quad contusion and hamstring strain on the same leg. Brodrick Bunkley missed some time with a strained knee but returned to the game.
 

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