The Eagles won their fifth straight matchup with the Giants last night to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC East. From my perspective, I gotta say that this win feels a whole lot better today than it did yesterday. That game was nerve-wracking... So let us commence with the game balls.
Asante Samuel - Certainly can't excuse his fumble on a needless return, but this guy continues to his big season and continues his ownership of Eli Manning. He picked off Eli twice and grabbed the QBs killer fumble late in the game to seal the Eagles win. Samuel now has four INTs in his last 4 games against Eli Manning.
LeSean McCoy - Like I said in the recap, LeSean McCoy carried the ball 14 times tonight. On 12 of those carries, he got next to nothing. On the other two, he gained about 80 yards for a touchdown and a game winning first down. Just when the Giants thought they had everyone on this Eagles offense taken care of... Shady strikes.
Jeremy Maclin - A quietly big game from Maclin, which seems to happen more often than not. Maybe it's because DeSean Jackson makes such spectacular type plays, we sometimes miss the fact that Maclin is a having a nice year. He had 9 catches for 120 yards last night. He's less than 60 yards shy of eclipsing his yardage total from last season and has already nearly doubled his TD output. With six games left he has 706 yards and 7 TDs. It's very possible, if not likely he could eclipse 1,000 yards and 10 TDs. He has more catches, yards, & TDs than DeSean Jackson this season.