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Getting Wilder

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Getting Wilder

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"Now that was an absolutely enjoyable football game to watch," writes Enrico at the AOL Fan House.

After five lead changes and one tie, the Eagles punched 14 unanswered points onto the scoreboard to beat the N. Y. Giants at the Meadowlands, grabbing both revenge and command of the Wild Card race.

Which was quite the trick, seeing that with just over 9 minutes left to go, a hot-headed Jeff Garcia threw his first interception since given the starter's job, surrendering the game's momentum and starting me to think of a post that began "One Play! One Play!"

But this was not to be.

Garcia cooled, and picked a porous Giants defense apart for 80 yards in eight plays, ending with a 19-yard floater into Reggie Brown's hands and a touchdown. On the next series, Sheldon Brown blitzed Eli Manning, causing him to throw a fly pop to Trent Cole, who cakewalked the interception in for a 36-22 win.

Enrico handed game balls to the Brian Westbrook and Brian Dawkins;

They played phenomenal games and showed why the Linc is littered with 20's and 36's every Sunday. The Eagles are in position to make a run at the playoffs and Eagles fans should simply sit back and enjoy this victory. The Eagles come home from New York with a victory. Let's give Terrell Owens and the Dallas Cowboys their own dose of Cole on Christmas.

Regarding Mr. Dawkins -- on the Wingheads board, Vermeilman wrote:

Good lord!

12 tackles, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles!

Bleeding Green Nation, too, gushed for No. 20:

He took this team on his back and won this game. For a guy that on the plus side of 30 and to have been a pro bowler most of his career already, Dawk may very well be playing the best football of his career. He's a game changing presence that has now been the catalyst for 2 straight, hard fought division road wins. If this man is not a hall of famer, if he is not recognized one of the best safeties to ever play this game a crime has been committed. I simply can't praise him enough.

The Iggles Blog savored the victory over a rival that summons some pure hatred.

I understand that as an Eagles fan, I am contractually obligated to hate the Cowboys over all others, but there's something about the Giants that I absolutely despise.  It's partly because they always use to beat us.  It's partly because they have the most arrogant fans in the NFL.  And it's partly because they're never as good as they think they are.

But mostly, it's because of their players.  Shockey.  Burress.  That pipsqueak Manning.  I can't stand any of them.  And you know what?  I don't think the Eagles can either. 

And that emotion might just be what carried the day today.

In the Schadenfreude Dept., Micc of Micc's Rants & Raves took advantage of his time zone - he's stationed in Japan - to read the New York papers scream about the game. Good recap at his site. A taste:

Following the Giants loss Steve Politi, of the Star-Ledger, suggests the Giants just shut the hell up. "Just stop talking. Has any team yapped so much while accomplishing so little? The Giants seem to make it their weekly mission to remind everyone how good they are, only to come out on Sunday and prove their mediocrity, time and time again.

So, Dallas and T. O. on Christmas Day. The Eagles might want to pack bibs.

Rob
Posted 12/17/2006 08:57:16 PM
In Jeff we trust!
Will Teullive
Posted 12/17/2006 09:49:34 PM
The last time I was this fired up about a Garcia from the Bay Area I actually was firing up.
Yale Bowl
Posted 12/17/2006 10:06:39 PM
I was at the game, it was great to see the Eagles win!

That PI call on Plaxico late in the game was a total sham...he pushed off.  Homer call!

Anyways, Shockey is a flat out F-R-A-U-D.  Dawkins totally popped him at the end, it was awesome.

Let's tighten up the D some and hit TO and make Dallas pay....maybe Christmas will come early for us Philly fans.

Happy Holidays all!
Jason
Posted 12/18/2006 11:25:33 AM
It actually was Mikell who laid out Shockey at the end of the game... but it was a beautiful thing nonetheless!
JP
Posted 12/18/2006 12:08:56 PM
That one was sweet.  If the season ended right now, playoffs or not, taking out TO and Dallas  early in the year and then this win in that extremely hostile bandbox of a stadium the Giants play in makes for a complete season.  And, hopefully, the momentum from this win over the Giants allows the Eagles to walk into Texas stadium a bit taller.  No matter what Jimmy Johnson said on Fox (he gave the Eagles NO CHANCE against Dallas), Jeff Garcia and Brian Dawkins are going to inspire the rest of the team to take it to the Cowboys.  Go EAGLES!
AUSTIN
Posted 12/18/2006 12:12:52 PM
JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU, FELLAS. 'ALL TALK AND NO PLAY MAKES THE GIANTS WHAT THEY ARE, YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, A SUB-PAR FOOTBALL TEAM'. ELI WAS CROWNED SAVIOR JUST A LITTLE TOO EARLY. PLAX HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT HIMSELF AND NOT THE TEAM. AND SHOCKEY.. AS GOOD A PLAYER AS HE IS, AND HE IS A GREAT PLAYER, HE JUST NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND PLAY. AS FOR TIKI, GOD SPEED TO A PLAYER WHO HAS EARNED MY RESPECT OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS. TAKE CARE OL'SOLDIER. YOU GOT PLENTY OF BATTLE TO WIN WIN OFF THE FIELD. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D FEEL BAD TO SEE A GIANT GO. ALL THE BEST TO ONE OF OUR BEST RIVALS, WE LOVED TO HATE YOU BROTHA'.
K.D.KILBY
Posted 12/19/2006 06:45:12 AM
Now that the giants have been laid out, I wonder when it comes time to play the cowgirls (if offended, deal with it!), will T.O. spit on an Eagles player or the ref's. but to make sure everyone in dallas has a good time at the game, instead of rally towels maybe the organization should invest in CRYING TOWELS!!!!
H. Eskin
Posted 12/19/2006 09:46:04 AM
Link to the quoted post on WingHeads
http://wingheads.com/index.php?showtopic=19183&hl=good+lord
Eagle-Elite
Posted 12/19/2006 09:51:52 AM
First and foremost, the Eagles should have been credited with 3 wins, of course the 1st was the game itself, the second being against the officials, who didn't quite see the late hit on Garcia, but was right there to call the taunting call that Garcia inadvertantly didnt intend to do.  The 3rd victory goes against Mr The Eagles secondary should not even consider trying to shut me down, I will have a big day against them regardless.  Well Mr Plaxico Burress all you did was make a few catches, 6 for 120, which is a given in any game, being that its impossible for any defense to intercept  every pass or swat each and every one down your pathetic little throats. But how many touchdowns?  Where were the heroics in this game....ahhhhhh in the poor officiating, but hey, YA STILL LOST.  Perhaps the energy you guys (team and fans) expend on all the lip service would probably be put to better use on game preparation and gameday play.  Maybe, just maybe, at best you can end up being HALF as good as you think you are.
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