You win some; you lose some. For the Philadelphia Eagles last two games, they could have gone either way, been two wins, or two losses. The additional storyline in these almost identical, close contests is the strong rivalries with New York, their division neighbor and foe, and with Pittsburgh, who retained the gridiron bragging rights for the state of Pennsylvania. Both of these face-offs came down to the final seconds and the skill of their opponents’ kickers, leaving the Eagles fate in someone else's foot.
Philly’s offense took the field with the intent to protect the ball and play a focused game. Eagles’ fans exhaled a little as QB Michael Vick managed to hold onto the ball for entire game. It was great to finally see them play a turnover free game! It was also refreshing to see plenty of play from RB LeSean McCoy – thanks Andy. However, this game belonged to the defense. The defense for both teams meant business in this low scoring thriller that had an outcome about as fluky as the flip of a coin. After a string of penalties on the final drive from both teams, it came down to an expiring clock and the Giants’ kicker to decide the game. Luck was with the Eagles as the Giants got two attempts at the kick, since Reid called a time out and iced their kicker. By some magnificent miracle, the kick was short and the Eagles won it 19-17.