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     === Foles' 4th-quarter magic helps Eagles take down winless Giants ===
 
 East  Rutherford, NJ  (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Foles threw a pair of fourth-
 quarter  touchdown passes  in  relief  of an  injured  Michael  Vick, and  the
 Philadelphia  Eagles capitalized  on more turnover woes from the mistake-prone
 New York Giants to come through with a 36-21 victory at MetLife Stadium.
 
 Foles  finished with 197 yards on 16-of-25 passing after taking over for Vick,
 who  pulled  his left  hamstring  late  in the  second  quarter  on a  13-yard
 scramble. DeSean Jackson hauled in one of the fill-in's scoring tosses as part
 of  a 7-catch,  132-yard effort, while Alex Henery went 5-for-5 on field goals
 to help Philadelphia (2-3) halt a three-game losing streak.
 
 "He's  a student of the game," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said of Foles. "He
 prepares  himself  like he is  a starter, because  he is literally a chinstrap
 away from being a starter. I think that's a credit to him."
 
 New  York, on the  other hand, fell to 0-5 for the first time since 1987 after
 committing  four turnovers  that were  converted into  17 Eagles'  points. The
 Giants  now  have a league-high 20  giveaways through five games, including 12
 Eli  Manning interceptions  after the  struggling quarterback  was picked  off
 three times in the fourth quarter.
 
 "Offensively,  we just have to take care of the ball better. It's as simple as
 that," said wide receiver Victor Cruz. "We make plays when we have the ball in
 our hands and we are pitching and catching, moving the ball up the field. When
 we turn the ball over, that's when things go awry."
 
 The  injury-riddled  Giants also saw another  key player go down, with running
 back David Wilson exiting in the first quarter with a neck injury.
 
 Manning did accumulate 334 yards despite completing just 24-of-52 attempts and
 hit  Rueben Randle  for a pair of  touchdowns in the second half. Hakeem Nicks
 racked  up  142 yards on nine  catches in the  setback, while Randle put up 96
 yards on six grabs.
 
 Prior  to  departing, Vick rushed for  a team-best 79 yards on seven scrambles
 and went 6-for-14 for 105 yards through the air.
 
 Randle's second touchdown, in which he outleaped safety Earl Wolff on a 6-yard
 corner  route with  under four minutes to  go in the third quarter, staked the
 Giants to a 22-21 lead, but Foles responded by leading a go-ahead drive before
 Philadelphia's  maligned defense  came up with several big plays to enable the
 Eagles to pull away down the stretch.
 
 A  defensive  pass interference call on  New York's Prince Amukamara and a 22-
 yard  reception by  Jason Avant quickly moved the Eagles into enemy territory,
 and  Jackson later  came up with a clutch 7-yard catch-and-run on 3rd-and-6 to
 position  Henery  for a  41-yard field  goal with 1:04  remaining in the third
 quarter.
 
 The  Eagles'  pass rush then ramped  up the pressure on Manning, whose floater
 while  being  hit landed  right to  linebacker Mychal  Kendricks with under 11
 minutes left. An 18-yard return by the second-year pro put Philadelphia on the
 Giants'  25,  and Brent Celek  made a  pretty over-the-shoulder diving grab on
 Foles'  heave into the  end zone on the following play to extend the margin to
 29-21.
 
 Manning  was  picked off on  New York's next two  series as well, with Brandon
 Boykin  outmuscling  Cruz  on  the  first  to  change  possession  inside  the
 Giants' 40-yard line.
 
 The  Eagles needed  just four plays to  reach the end zone again, with Jackson
 coming  down  with a  5-yard fade from  Foles for a  36-21 advantage with 8:24
 left. Jackson had a 28-yard catch to the Giants' 10 to begin the short drive.
 
 New  York never  crossed the 50-yard line  the rest of the way, as Manning was
 intercepted  by Cary Williams after Jackson's score and the Giants were forced
 to punt on their final sequence.
 
 "I  honestly believe that he's trying so hard to get us a win, he's almost put
 too  much on  himself," said Giants head  coach Tom Coughlin of Manning. " I'm
 not  making  excuses. There were  a couple of  those plays that were terrible.
 Sometimes in trying to make a play without both feet underneath you, you throw
 a ball that you regret you even threw.  That's what happened a couple of times
 today."
 
 Vick  misfired on his  first five attempts as the Eagles trailed 7-3 after one
 quarter,  but regained  his passing touch in the second as Philadelphia scored
 on four consecutive possessions to build a 12-point lead entering the break.
 
 The  veteran lefty dropped in a pinpoint 24-yard strike to tight end Zach Ertz
 that  gave the  Eagles a  1st-and-goal  from the  Giants' seven  early in  the
 period,  though Philadelphia ended up settling for Henery's 27-yard field goal
 that cut the deficit to one.
 
 After  the Eagles'  defense induced  a second  straight 3-and-out,  Vick found
 Jackson on a 56-yard bomb down the middle of the field to ignite a 4-play, 71-
 yard  march capped by LeSean McCoy's 1-yard touchdown that put Philadelphia up
 13-7 with 8:11 left in the half.
 
 Wilson's replacement, Brandon Jacobs, then fumbled near midfield on New York's
 ensuing  series and Kendricks recovered. Shortly afterward, Vick scrambled for
 a  13-yard gain  to the New York  18, but pulled up  at the end of the run and
 was seen clutching the back of his left leg.
 
 "I'm just running by myself and running out of bounds," said Vick. "I tried to
 slow down and I think I just took the wrong step."
 
 He  stayed in for  the remainder of the drive, which ended on Henery's 29-yard
 boot  2:38  prior  to  intermission,  but departed  on  the  initial  snap  of
 Philadelphia's  next trip  after  being  hit by  Giants'  defensive end  Jason
 Pierre-Paul.
 
 Foles  took over at  his own seven and promptly moved the Eagles downfield for
 Henery's  fourth field goal  of the day, a 36-yarder as time expired that sent
 Philadelphia  into  the locker room  carrying a  19-7 advantage. The backup QB
 went a sharp 7-of-8 for 68 yards to get his team in scoring range.
 
 "I thought the drive at the end of the first half, where we had an opportunity
 to  get a field goal during the two-minute situation, [Foles] managed the game
 real well and I was happy," said Kelly.
 
 New  York's dormant  offense  came alive  in the  third  quarter, however,  to
 temporarily overcome the 12-point differential.
 
 Manning made good on 6-of-7 throws for 92 yards on the Giants' second drive of
 the  second  half, and got  his team back  in it by  hitting Randle on a short
 slant  that the  wideout shook off a  tackle attempt on and raced into the end
 zone for a 26-yard score.
 
 Philadelphia  failed to  generate anything on the following series, and Boykin
 was flagged for a 32-yard pass interference penalty on 3rd-and-10 to allow the
 Giants  to keep  the ball on a  7-play, 51-yard jaunt that ended with Randle's
 second touchdown grab.
 
 The  Giants  mustered just  seven points  combined in  lopsided road losses to
 Carolina  and Kansas  City over the previous two weeks, but matched that total
 on  their first possession of the game. Manning teamed up with Nicks on a deep
 ball  down the  middle on 3rd-and-9 for  48 yards, and Wilson crossed the goal
 line from five yards out two plays later to give New York a 7-0 edge just 3:23
 in.
 
 New  York  had  McCoy  stopped  short  of the  marker  on  third  down  during
 Philadelphia's  subsequent  trip,  but  Coughlin opted  to  accept  a  holding
 penalty  to  push the Eagles  back. Vick  in turn broke  out of the pocket and
 sprinted  34 yards  for a first down  at the Giants' 29, then added an 11-yard
 run  later on  to  help set  up  Henery's  40-yard field  goal  just past  the
 midway mark of the first quarter.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Including a victory at Giants Stadium in the 2008 NFC Divisional Playoffs, the
 Eagles  have now prevailed in nine of the last 11 meetings with their division
 rivals  and gone 6-1 on the road over that stretch ... The Giants have allowed
 31 points or more in every game this season ... Henery's five field goals were
 one  short  of an  Eagles' single-game  record set by  Tom Dempsey against the
 Houston  Oilers  on Nov. 12,  1972 ...  Randle's only other two-touchdown game
 came  against  the Eagles at  MetLife Stadium in  last year's season finale, a
 42-7 Giants' win in Andy Reid's last as Philadelphia head coach ... Cornerback
 Corey Webster (groin), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle) and center David
 Baas (neck) were all inactive for New York ... Giants veteran David Diehl made
 his  first  start of  the season  at right guard  in place  of Chris Snee, who
 landed on IR Friday with a hip problem.
 
 
 
 10/06 19:09:15 ET

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