Giants vs. Eagles: New York Gets Vick-Timized Again by Philadelphia

Kate ConroySenior Analyst IIDecember 20, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19:  Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants celebrates sacking Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 19, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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With just eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, New York Giants fans were having a grand old time at the Meadowlands yesterday.

The Giants defense had been relentless against their division rival Philadelphia Eagles and Eli Manning had yet to let things get of hand.

Holding up the Eagles dynamic duo of Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson is no easy task, but the score remained 31-10 and Big Blue looked to prevail.

Well, the Giants learned the hard way that it’s not over till the game clock reads zero, being ahead three touchdowns or not.

It’s a timeless sports rule that both athletes and fans struggle to control. Blame it on just pure anticipation or being overly confidant, experiencing a catastrophic collapse stings.

The Giants did just that today, right in their own house, surrounded by 60,000 of their biggest allies.

Call it heartbreak, disgust, pathetic all wrapped into a ball of disappointment.

The Eagles kept believing nothing was over, a motto that has now beaten the G-men six times in a row.

You can only hope that "hitting rock bottom" is exactly what happened this past Sunday afternoon.

Scoring four touchdowns, in fewer than seven minutes, to get the win seems perfectly suitable to presume the only way to proceed is up.

As for the collapsing, let’s leave that for the Jets and Mets to conquer.

The Giants road to the Super Bowl remains within reach, as they head to Green Bay where losing is not an option.

Just remember, the Giants always play brilliantly as the underdogs. So, maybe this is actually a blessing in disguise.

As for Vick and his Eagles, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said it a few weeks back about how Vick was playing:

“You put the pencil down and become a fan."