In the grand scheme of things, the 18 play drive to beat the Giants probably won't end being that momentous as far as what it means to the season, but because it happened against the Giants and has now put such a serious dent in their playoff hopes, does it deserve a name? Something convenient we can use (like the Miracle at the New Meadowlands) to taunt our Giants fans friends for years to come? We'll take suggestions the comments.
In the meantime, Andy Reid was asked about the drive today at this Monday press conference. Specifically, did he even realize how long it was and how many third downs were being converted?
"Well, I wasn't counting the first downs, but I do check the clock every play, you've got to do that, I mean, that's all part of it. And then you're always thinking the next play, you're trying to stay a play ahead of things. [Offensive Coordinator] Marty [Mornhinweg] did a nice job with the calls, and Vince and the offense did a nice job of executing them, but we were aware that time was coming off of the clock, yeah."
There's no way they could have planned to have a near 9 minute drive right?
"Am I going to tell you we had that planned? No, I'm not telling you that, but you are aware of it. That part you're aware of because you're always checking both clocks up there."
Whatever that drive ends up meaning for the Eagles or the Giants playoff hopes this season, it will either way go down as another great footnote in this rivalry.