Brown kicks Giants past Eagles
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Brown kicked a career-high five goals and the New York Giants shut down a punchless Philadelphia Eagles offense en route to a 15-7 victory at Lincoln Financial Field.
With rookie Matt Barkley pressed into quarterback duty for much of the game, the Eagles (3-5) mustered just 201 total yards and failed to produce a touchdown on offense for a second consecutive week against an NFC East foe. Philadelphia was coming off a 17-3 setback to Dallas last Sunday.
The Eagles' lone score came on a 2-yard fumble return by reserve linebacker Najee Goode in the fourth quarter, the result of a bad snap that soared over the head of New York punter Steve Weatherford.
Michael Vick briefly returned to action for the Eagles after missing two games with a hamstring pull, but aggravated the injury late in the first half after completing 6-of-9 attempts for only 31 yards with an interception. Barkley, elevated to the backup role with Nick Foles sidelined by a concussion, went 17-of-26 for 158 yards and was also picked off once in relief.
Eli Manning threw for 246 yards on 25-of-39 passing to help the Giants (2-6) halt an eight-game road losing streak and post a second win in a row following a dreadful 0-6 beginning to the season. Victor Cruz contributed 86 yards on seven catches, while New York's defense generated four sacks after amassing an NFL-low six over the team's first seven outings.
Philadelphia, on the other hand, was dealt a 10th straight defeat at home since a 19-17 decision over the Giants in Week 4 of last season.
10/27 16:02:46 ET