How it happened

Score at halftime: Eagles 19, Giants 7

Score after third quarter: Eagles 22, Giants 21

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Team net rushing yardage: Eagles 140, Giants 53

Team net passing yardage: Eagles 299, Giants 330

Penalties-yards: Eagles 8-88, Giants 12-136

Time of possession: Eagles 32:07, Giants 27:53

Eagles' best number: 3 (fourth-quarter interceptions by Eagles' defense)

Eagles' worst number: 142 (receiving yards by Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks)

You had to be there

Singer Andrea McClurkin-Mellini delivered a stirring rendition of the national anthem before the game while children of breast-cancer survivors held a pink-ribbon-shaped flag at midfield.

Three stars

1. Eagles place-kicker Alex Henery (five field goals)

2. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (two fourth-quarter touchdown passes)

3. Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (nine receptions, 142 yards)

Turning point

The Eagles were clinging to a 22-21 lead in the fourth quarter when their defense finally came up with a big play. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks snared his first career interception, which led to Foles' 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Brent Celek with 10:26 remaining that gave the Eagles a 29-21 advantage. Eagles linebacker Trent Cole appeared to hit Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the head on the play, but no penalty was called.

Eagles' best play

Quarterback Michael Vick fired an on-the-money pass to wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the second quarter against Giants cornerback Trumaine McBride for a 56-yard gain that led to LeSean McCoy's 1-yard touchdown run.

Eagles' worst play

The Giants scored a touchdown on their first possession. Nicks set up David Wilson's 5-yard TD run by beating Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher and safety Nate Allen for a 52-yard gain on a pass from Manning.

Did you notice?

The officials were using pink penalty flags in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. ... Lane Johnson and Jason Peters lined up side by side for a McCoy run in the first quarter. ... Vick's 34-yard run in the first quarter was the longest against the Giants this season. ... Vick did not complete a pass in the first quarter (0 for 5). ... Eagles defensive tackle Cedric Thornton appeared to tackle Giants running back David Wilson in the end zone for a safety, but officials ruled he was down at the 2-yard line. ... Foles replaced Vick (strained left hamstring) late in the second quarter. ... Vick was leading the cheers for Foles in the third quarter.

Parting shots

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy: "This was a big confidence boost for us. We needed this one."

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara: "Being 0-5 is new to us, but we're not new to adversity."

David Weinberg, 609-272-7186


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