Here are Daily News columnist Marcus Hayes' grades for the Eagles' 17-10 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Click here to send in your own report card.
Given the task of running the ball at a mediocre run defense that knew LeSean McCoy would be the favored weapon, the Birds managed 136 rushing yards. McCoy had 113 yards, which included nine runs for a loss or no gain. His 60-yarder at the end kept him from his second-lowest output of the season, and kept the attack from a D-minus.
Somehow, the game was still a game even with three interceptions by backup Vince Young. He made mistakes, but he never flinched. Consider it a grade on a huge curve.
They held the league’s fourth-worst rushing attack to 29 rushing yards. Well, you’ve seen them do worse against worse.
Eli Manning’s turnaround season turned back around, even with the Eagles handicapped by the absence of Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and the absence of 2010 first-round pick Brandon Graham, a pass-rushing defensive end. Or were they?
DeSean Jackson’s 51-yard punt return late in the second quarter almost made up for his game-losing fumble 2 weeks ago.
The Eagles played on the road, in prime time, without quarterback Michael Vick, without top receiver Jeremy Maclin and without third corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. They played ugly, and they won.