Giants vs. Eagles: Philly shows substance against top competition

On Sunday night, the Philadelphia Eagles won a thrilling 19-17 affair against the defending-champion New York Giants to move into first place in the NFC East.

It was a defensive battle early on, with both teams punting the first four times they had the ball. However, Michael Vick and company got rolling, scoring when it had to down the stretch.

As Jason Brewer of Bleeding Green Nation points out, there were some other keys to take out of the offense's performance as well:

There was a lot to celebrate about this win but nothing more than this. ... The Eagles did not turn the ball over once. After a league-leading 12 turnovers over the first three weeks, the Eagles finally played a clean game where they actually came out positive in the turnover battle. The driving force behind that was the same guy who was causing most of the turnovers, Michael Vick.

Philadelphia finally put together a good clean game and needed to against such a quality opponent. With the victory, the Eagles vault themselves to the top of a tough division.

As Brewer states, Andy Reid's team is getting the job done when the chips are on the table.

This is the third time this season that the Eagles have won a game with a fourth-quarter drive. And it's the second time they've done it against a team considered a Super Bowl contender.

The Eagles next game is Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.

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