Andy Reid Calls Eagles Win "One Of the All-Time Great Games in NFL History"

Bryn Swartz@eaglescentralSenior Writer IIIDecember 20, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19:  DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his game winning touchdown with teammates Jeremy Maclin #18 and Brodrick Bunkley #97 against 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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Head coach Andy Reid has never been one for dramatics or bold statements.

But on Monday morning, Reid called the Eagles' 38-31 victory over the New York Giants "one of the all-time great games in NFL history."

Yesterday the Eagles trailed the Giants 31-10 with under eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Then Brent Celek scored on a 65-yard touchdown.

Reid gambled with an onside kick, which Akers executed perfectly. Vick drove the Eagles right down the field and scored on a 4-yard touchdown.

The Eagles' defense made a stop and Vick took over again, driving the Eagles 88 yards in seven plays.

When Jeremy Maclin broke a tackle and scored on a 13-yard reception, the Eagles were tied 31-31 with 1:16 left.

The defense then turned in arguably their best series of the season, forcing two in-completions by Eli Manning.  One was almost intercepted by Quintin Mikell. On third down, defensive tackle Trevor Laws sacked Manning.

And we all know what happened next.

DeSean Jackson returned Matt Dodge's punt 65 yards for a walk-off punt return touchdown, completing the greatest comeback in Eagles' history, the greatest game in Eagles' history, and the greatest regular season play in Eagles' history.

Reid could not be more right. This was one of the greatest regular season games in NFL history.