Despite the Philadelphia Eagles desperately needing a victory to stay in the playoff picture, they fell at home to the New York Giants in an offensively anemic game that only produced one touchdown, which the Eagles scored when high snap on an intended punt sailed into their end zone.
Final Score: NY Giants 15, Philadelphia 7
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Game Analysis for the Philadelphia Eagles
Pass Offense: Mike Vick and Matt Barkley combined to average a paltry 4.4 yards per pass attempt. Barkley threw a late interception to clinch the loss. He also fumbled three times.
Run Offense: LeSean McCoy had another disappointing game, carrying 15 times for 48 yards. His longest run was just nine yards. He has not carried for more than 20 yards since the Kansas City game in Week 3.
Pass Defense: The Eagles contained Eli Manning, keeping the Giants out of the end zone. They allowed 249 passing yards and just 6.3 yards per pass attempt.
Run Defense: The Eagles held the Giants' backup running backs to 29 carries for 89 yards. Neither Peyton Hillis nor Michael Cox had a run longer than nine yards.
Special Teams: Josh Brown connected on five field goals and DeSean Jackson made an embarrassing (lack of effort?) fumble on a punt near the goal line. But the Eagles scored their only points of the game on a botched punt by the Giants.
Coaching: Chip Kelly had his worst game as a pro. He started an injured Mike Vick and had to relieve him for rookie Matt Barkley. His play-calling was suspect and his onside-kick decision with more than four minutes to go was baffling. He was extremely overmatched in this game.
First-Half Analysis for Philadelphia Eagles
Pass Offense: Mike Vick was a disaster before he was mercifully removed for rookie Matt Barkley, who moved the ball well but failed to produce any points either.
Run Offense: LeSean McCoy has carried the ball six times for seven yards. His big plays are a thing of the past right now. The Eagles can't do anything in the running game.
Pass Defense: Eli Manning has moved the ball well, throwing for 184 yards, but the Eagles have kept the G-Men out of the end zone. Four field goals is acceptable for a half.
Run Defense: Down a couple of running backs, the Giants have carried 15 times for 53 yards with Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox. The Eagles have played well, but that's to be expected against these guys.
Special Teams: Donnie Jones has punted well, but Josh Brown's four field goals have been all the scoring in this one.
Coaching: Chip Kelly has been a disaster. His decision to start an injured Mike Vick backfired, and his play call on 1st-and-goal from the two resulted in the team's second turnover. He appears completely overmatched.