Eagles 19, Giants 17

How it happened

Score at halftime: Eagles 7, Giants 3

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Score after third quarter: Eagles 13, Giants 10

Net rushing yardage: Giants 57, Eagles 191

Gross passing yardage: Giants 309, Eagles 241

Penalties-yards: Giants 7-55, Eagles 5-49

Time of possession: Giants 26:39, Eagles 33:21

Eagles’ best number: 20 (Brian Dawkins’ jersey number, which was retired Sunday

Eagles’ worst number: 217 (total yardage of Giants kickoff returner David Wilson on 5 attempts)

You had to be there

Approximately 1,000 Eagles fans crammed into the Headhouse Plaza at Lincoln Financial Field at 6 p.m. to see the Eagles officially retire Dawkins’ number. The crowd, most of whom were wearing Dawkins jerseys, broke into loud chants of “B-Dawk, B-Dawk” throughout the brief but emotional ceremony.

Three stars

1. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (123 rushing yards on 23 carries)

2. Eagles place-kicker Alex Henery (4 field goals)

3. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (8 catches, 100 yards, touchdown)

Turning point

The game wasn’t decided until Giants place-kicker Lawrence Tynes missed a 54-yard field goal in the last 15 seconds.

Eagles’ best play

The crowd went crazy when the Eagles decided to let Dawkins run out of the tunnel during pregame introductions. He staged one of his trademark entrances, crawling and running through the fog to join the Eagles at midfield, then sprinting toward the opposite end zone to rev up the crowd.

Eagles’ worst play

Eagles rookie wide receiver Damaris Johnson lined up in the backfield during the first quarter and took a handoff from Vick. He lost a yard.

Did you notice?

Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos played after missing a week of practice with a high ankle sprain. ... Punter Mat McBriar’s first kick traveled 56 yards. ... Eagles coach Andy Reid won a challenge in the first quarter that kept an Eagles drive alive. ... Running back LeSean McCoy had three carries in the first quarter. Bryce Brown had two. ... Fullback Stanley Havili had two nice blocks on McCoy’s two long runs in the third quarter. ... Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha sat out the second and most of the third quarters with an eye injury, then gave up two big gains to the Giants in the fourth quarter. ... Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin had his first catch on the final drive.

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