Sunday, November 1, 2009
It's already 13-0, Eagles on top
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
PHILADELPHIA -- I'm desperately trying to join my pals on NFL Nation Live, but we're having some Internet issues at the Linc. In the meantime, let's catch you up on why the Eagles have jumped out to such a great start.
We're not even five minutes into the first half and the Eagles already have two touchdowns. The first came on a 41-yard run by fullback Leonard Weaver. Cornerback Asante Samuel picked off an awful throw by Eli Manning on the next possession, setting up a 17-yard touchdown pass from Donovan McNabb to Brent Celek. We talked about how the Giants' safeties have struggled the past two games. Well, it looked like Michael Johnson allowed Celek to cross his space on the touchdown.
Gorgeous throw, nice catch. Eagles had the extra point blocked. We'll see if that gives the Giants a little momentum. Right now, Manning is really struggling. Should've been picked off again on the Giants' second possession by Quintin Mikell. Might want to run the ball a little bit, Kevin Gilbride. Brandon Jacobs has looked pretty strong early in the game.