Behind Late Heroics, Eagles Beat the Giants 38-31

Mike BurkeCorrespondent IDecember 19, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19:  DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles eludes the tackle of Terrell Thomas #24 of the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 19, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Oh my god. I can’t believe what I just saw. The Philadelphia Eagles trailed the New York Giants 24-3 at halftime and performed a miracle in the second half to come back and win.

With under eight minutes remaining in the game, the Eagles were trailing 31-10. However, Michael Vick got the offense back on track. He made some great throws and also made a ton of plays with his feet. The offense was able to score three quick touchdowns late in the fourth quarter, and the defense stepped up late in the game to get the Eagles the ball back.

There were only 14 seconds left in the game when the Giants lined up to punt. DeSean Jackson stood in return position and you could tell he was ready to make a play. That’s exactly what he did. On a line drive punt, Jackson fumbled the ball, picked it up, found a seam in the middle of the field and took it to the house.

It was absolutely insane. The comeback was great, but the return for a touchdown as time ran out was almost too much to handle. Eagles head coach Andy Reid said the play reminded him of the Brian Westbrook punt return for a touchdown that happened in the Meadowlands.

At the end of the day, it was a horrible start for the Eagles, but they stepped up at the end. They are now 10-4 and the leaders in the NFC East. With only two games remaining, the Eagles have put themselves in the driver's seat on the road to the playoffs.