EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Vince Young #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass against the New York Giants in the first half at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Vince Young, Eagles Hang On For 17-10 Win Over Giants

The Eagles defense sealed the win, forcing an Eli Manning fumble as the Giants were driving. More Week 11 NFL Coverage.

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Eagles Vs Giants Final Score: Vince Young Keeps Philadelphia's Playoff Hopes Alive

The Philadelphia Eagles desperately needed a win on Sunday night against the New York Giants, a tall task considering how great the Giants defense has looked this season and the fact that starting quarterback Michael Vick was out with an injury. Backup Vince Young was impressive in relief, however, keeping Philadelphia's playoff hopes alive as they defeated the Giants 17-10 at MetLife Stadium.

Young led an 18-play touchdown drive that covered 80 yards and took 8:51 off of the clock to give the self-proclaimed dream team the lead with just a couple of minutes left in the game. The Giants had a chance at a rebuttal, but free agent signee Jason Babin sacked Eli Manning to force a fumble and allow the Eagles to run out the clock.


The Eagles didn't start the game out looking great as Young threw a couple of easily-intercepted footballs, but the former starting quarterback calmed down when it mattered. Young finished the game 258 passing yards and two touchdowns after completing 23 of his 36 passing attempts.

Young's favorite target on Sunday night was wide receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper hadn't recorded a reception all season, but he was targeted 12 times on Sunday night as he hauled in five passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. Fellow wideout DeSean Jackson was impressive as well as he hauled in six passes for 88 yards and had a huge punt return, but the story people will be talking about at the water cooler will be Jackson's taunting penalties that nearly cost the Eagles the game.

As far as the Giants are concerned, who are now tied with the Dallas Cowboys atop the NFC East at 6-4 following Sunday night's loss, Eli Manning simply wasn't good enough to lead his team to victory. Manning finished the game with 18 passing completions on 35 attempts, most of which went to wide receiver Victor Cruz.

The Eagles weren't able to get much out of their running game as Brandon Jacobs rushed 12 times for just 21 yards in Ahmad Bradshaw's absence, but it didn't help that backup D.J. Ware was forced out of the game with a concussion after being blindsided by Cullen Jenkins.

The Giants will play the New Orleans Saints next week on Monday Night Football as they try to forget this loss. The Eagles will play another difficult game next week, too, as they host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon.

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VIDEO: Vince Young Caps Off Excellent Drive With Touchdown Pass To Riley Cooper

The Philadelphia Eagles are without starting quarterback Michael Vick, who sat out the game against the New York Giants due to injury, but backup Vince Young is still doing what he can to keep his team's slim playoff hopes alive. Young led the Eagles on an 18-play drive in the fourth quarter before finally hitting receiver Riley Cooper to move Philadelphia ahead, 17-10, on the scoreboard at MetLife Stadium.

Cooper is Young's top target as he's been thrown to 12 times during the Sunday night game after not hauling in a reception at all during the first 10 weeks of the NFL season. Cooper has five receptions against the Giants, though, totaling 75 yards and the touchdown from the video below.


Vick finished the drive by completed seven of his nine passing attempts for 67 yards and the aforementioned pass to Cooper. He took reps with the first team this week, but not many could have guessed Young will lead the Eagles on a potential game-winning drive after he began the game with a pair of interceptions.

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Giants Vs. Eagles Score: Victor Cruz Pass From Eli Manning Ties Game At 10 Apiece

The New York Giants offense looked pretty terrible through the first three quarters of play, but Eli Manning was finally able to find the end zone early in the fourth quarter of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Manning connected with wide receiver Victor Cruz to tie the game at 10 points apiece.

Cruz ran a pattern that didn't look terribly difficult to defend, but as the video below will show, cornerback Nnamdi Asmougha ended the play on the ground as the man he was supposed to be covering celebrated in the end zone.

Cruz has five receptions for 81 yards and the Giants only score of the game. He's been one of the few targets Manning has been able to find, too, as the quarterback has completed just 14 of his 30 passing attempts for 184 and an interception earlier in the first half.

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ANIMATED: Cullen Jenkins' Hit On D.J. Ware Causes Concussion

D.J. Ware isn't a premier part of the New York Giants offense but, after a vicious tackle from Cullen Jenkins on Sunday Night Football, the veteran running back will have to watch the rest of the game from the bench. Ware was tackled by Jenkins downfield, causing him to stay on the field for quite awhile late in the second half as the Giants were driving.

Ware suffered a concussion and will be out for the rest of the game, according to NBC's Michele Tafoya. The hit that caused the concussion doesn't look legal as it seems Jenkins' helmet clashed with Ware's on the blindside tackle, but not flag was thrown regardless.

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Ware carried the ball three times on Sunday night, losing three yards in the process, while catching two passes for 17 yards from Eli Manning -- the longest being the 10-yard reception that ultimately ended his evening.

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Eagles Vs. Giants Halftime Score: Steve Smith Touchdown Ensures Philadelphia Lead

The New York Giants are hosting the Philadelphia Eagles for this week's installment of Sunday Night Football, but things didn't exactly go in their favor during the game's first half. The Giants trail the Eagles 10-3 at halftime, a surprise considering Philadelphia is without Michael Vick due to injury.

The Eagles have been anything but impressive, but DeSean Jackson has been the story of the game thus far. The speedy wide receiver injured himself while catching an underthrown pass from Vince Young, got flagged for taunting and returned a 51-yard punt late in the second quarter to put the Eagles in scoring position.

Young has completed just eight of his 18 passing attempts for 89 yards, but his two interceptions were counteracted when he found former Giants wide receiver Steve Smith with 1:30 left in the half to extend the Eagles' lead to 10 points.


The Giants looked awful in the first half as their first seven possessions ended either via interception or punt. Eli Manning's offense took the field under the two-minute warning, but he was only able to lead the Giants to a field goal.

Manning completed the first half by completing seven of his 18 passing attempts for 77 yards and an interception while running back Brandon Jacobs picked up just 14 yards on six carries.

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DeSean Jackson Injury: Eagles Wide Receiver Heads To The Locker Room

DeSean Jackson is dealing with Vince Young, not Michael Vick, as his Philadelphia Eagles play the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football. The change in quarterbacks may or may not have led to the wide receiver having to be examined in the locker room for further evaluation on his right knee.

Jackson made a pretty impressive play on an underthrown pass from Young. As he landed, Jackson bounced awkwardly and apparently injured his knee as he immediately removed his helmet.


Sideline reporter Michele Tafoya reported that the trainers had a lengthy conversation with Eagles head coach Andy Reid before sending him to the locker room. His status is listed as questionable, meaning there is a 50-50 chance of the wide receiver returning to Sunday night's game.

Jackson caught two passes for 39 yards as he was targeted three times by Vick. He also returned both punts, though he wasn't all that impressive in that position during this game.

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