The New York Giants came into Week 8 hoping their first win of 2013 was a sign of good things still to come this season. The Philadelphia Eagles were hoping to shake off the previous game’s abysmal showing like it was only a bad dream.
Only one of these NFC East rivals could walk out of Lincoln Financial Field with the peace of mind they were searching for on Sunday, and it was the G-Men. New York kicked five field goals and kept turnovers to a minimum, a strategy that allowed them to grind out a 15-7 win over a Philly squad with serious woes on offense.
Michael Vick started the game under center for the Birds, yet it was clear from the outset that his hamstring was not 100 percent. Vick gave way to rookie Matt Barkley in the second quarter, but the offense only improved marginally. With his defense getting the job done, quarterback Eli Manning ably managed the game for the Giants, which was enough to secure a victory.
With the win, New York secures a series split with the Eagles this season and moves its record to 2-6. The Eagles fall to 3-5, and their quarterback situation is as unresolved as ever. Scroll down for more lowlights and analysis from the game.