In a must-win game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants lost their second straight contest inside MetLife Stadium, 17-10. The Giants appeared to be mounting a late-game comeback when an Eli Manning fumble handed the ball back to the Eagles with just over a minute remaining in the game.
For the Giants, the loss is a painful one, with the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL and a game forthcoming against the high-powered New Orleans Saints (7-3) in Week 12. With murmurs of another second-half collapse for the Giants under head coach Tom Coughlin already arising among the media, this loss to the Eagles could be an unpleasant foreshadowing of the impending disappointments to come for Big Blue.
The Giants struggled on both sides of the ball and, despite the Eagles being without star players Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin, made the Eagles’ offensive unit look like the “Dream Team” they were projected to be before the season—coincidentally led at quarterback by the man who deemed them as such, Vince Young.
Young had not started an NFL game in a year and had only attempted one pass coming into the Eagles' Week 11 matchup with the Giants.
The loss now puts the Giants in a tie atop the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys at 6-4. With two games remaining between the Giants and Cowboys and the Cowboys having a much easier schedule in front of them, the Giants dropped a game they needed to win and have put themselves in a tough position in the battle for the division title.
Going forward, the Giants have not presented a promising look into the rest of the season with the play they left out on the field in Week 11. Let’s see how each unit performed for Big Blue in their disappointing loss to the Eagles.