1:00 PM ET, November 16, 2003
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donovan McNabb silenced his critics. Jim Fassel gave his detractors more reasons to complain.
I was very surprised to see this team come out for the second week in a row with no fire in its belly. This was a huge game for the Giants against their division rivals and they didn't play like it at all. Their lifeless play may start the seemingly inevitable calls in New York for the firing of the coaching staff.
Question on the Eagles: Could a healthy Eagles squad be the team to beat in the NFC?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
The Eagles wore black jerseys for the first time in team history. ... Dawkins returned to Philadelphia's lineup for the first time since injuring his foot in the season opener. ... The Eagles were without Pro Bowl CB Bobby Taylor (foot) for the fourth straight game. Taylor has played just two games this season. G John Welbourn (knee) also sat out, giving second-year pro Artis Hicks his first career start. ... The Giants didn't have DE Kenny Holmes (knee) and CB Ralph Brown (shoulder) along with Shockey. WR Ike Hilliard (knee, ankle) didn't start, but came in after his replacement, Tim Carter, left the game with a concussion.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||7.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||2:19||MATT BRYANT 30 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, 9 yds, 2:13
|TD||10:33||CORRELL BUCKHALTER 1 YD RUN (DAVID AKERS KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 61 yds, 5:05
|TD||11:24||BRIAN WESTBROOK 29 YD PASS FROM DONOVAN MCNABB (DAVID AKERS KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 73 yds, 1:36
|TD||11:39||BRIAN WESTBROOK 4 YD RUN (DAVID AKERS KICK) |
Drive: 8 plays, 95 yds, 4:31
|TD||2:06||TIKI BARBER 10 YD PASS FROM KERRY COLLINS (MATT BRYANT KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 79 yds, 5:27
|TD||9:34||BRIAN WESTBROOK 5 YD PASS FROM DONOVAN MCNABB (DAVID AKERS KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 55 yds, 3:02