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Eagles Notebook: Win Over Giants

Posted Oct 1, 2012

The following notes were compiled by the Eagles media relations department.

Reid's Records ... Andy Reid improved his career record against the Giants to 17-13, including wins in eight of their last nine contests ... The Eagles have won 13 of their last 19 primetime games, (eight of their last 12) ... Since 2000, the Eagles are 43-22-1 in games immediately following a loss (.659). Only Pittsburgh (.667) and New England (.711) have better records during that span ... For the fourth straight year, the Eagles have defeated the Giants on NBC's Sunday Night Football ... The last time the Eagles had three wins of two points or less was in 1990. They have done so in three of four games this year. Prior to this season, the most two-point wins the Eagles ever had in a season under Andy Reid was one.

Captain Comeback ... QB Michael Vick improved his record to 9-2 against the NFC East as the Eagles starting quarterback (3-1 vs. NYG). His career regular season record as a starting quarterback is 56-38-1 (.595) ... According to Pro Football Reference, Vick is the fourth quarterback since 1960 to lead his team to a fourth-quarter comeback win in three of the first four games of the season (Terry Bradshaw in 1979, Brett Favre in 1999, Vinny Testaverde in 2000) ... Vick completed 19 of 30 passes for 241 yards and one touchdown, while adding 49 yards on the ground. In doing so, he moved past Norm Van Brocklin and into eighth on the team's all-time passing yards list with 7,553. He also eclipsed Adrian Burk for 10th place in team history with 963 attempts as an Eagle.

Action Jackson ... WR DeSean Jackson led the team with six receptions for 99 yards and his sixth career touchdown against the Giants (three receiving, two punt returns, one rushing). The Eagles are 4-1 in games when he scores against the Giants ... Jackson now has 4,774 scrimmage yards in his career, moving past Tom Woodeshick and Ben Hawkins and into 14th place in franchise history ... Michael Vick's passer rating when throwing to Jackson this season is 91.2 (20-38-333, 1 TD). Tonight his rating when throwing to Jackson was 140.5 (6-9-99, 1 TD).

Giant Killer ... RB LeSean McCoy posted his 11th career 100-yard rushing performance (fourth against the Giants; 3-1 in those games) after compiling 123 yards on 23 carries ... McCoy now has 649 yards and three touchdowns on 115 carries (5.6 average) in his seven career games against the Giants. In the fourth quarter of those games, he has racked up 315 yards on 34 carries (9.3 average) with two touchdowns ... McCoy had just two yards on six carries in the first half and 121 yards the rest of the way, which was his second-highest output ever in a single half (134 on 12/12/10 at Dallas) ... McCoy now has 4,684 career scrimmage yards, moving into 16th on the team's all-time list.  

Offensive Quick Hits ... Over his last 15 games, TE Brent Celek has accumulated 71 receptions for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. His 315 yards this season are the most he has ever had through the first four games ... The Eagles offense has netted 1,672 yards this year which is the fourth-highest total through four games in team history ... The last time the offense committed no turnovers in a game was on 10/30/11 in a 34-7 win vs. the Dallas Cowboys.

Defensive Nuggets ... The Eagles defense has held opponents to 4-12 in the red zone this season, while also limiting them to a 28.6% third-down conversion rate (12 for 42 on the season, two for 10 tonight), which ranks fourth in the NFL. Under Reid (since 1999), the Eagles are second in the NFL behind the Baltimore Ravens, limiting the opposition to a 34.6% clip ... CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie picked up his 16th career interception. He is tied for second in the NFL with three interceptions in 2012.

Rattling Opposing QBs … The Eagles are ranked third in the NFL in opposing QB rating this season with a paltry mark of just 65.6. Only Chicago (62.1) and St. Louis (64.2) rank better in that category. The Eagles defense has allowed just a 52.4% completion percentage, while intercepting six passes … By comparison, the Eagles opposing QB rating in 2011 was 85.7 and 80.8 in 2010. The last time the Eagles finished a season with this low of a number was in 1992 (64.8).

Birdseed ... K Alex Henery set a career high by making all four of his field goal attempts, including a season-long 48 yarder and a game-winning 26 yarder with 1:49 to play ... P Mat McBriar became the fifth Eagle ever to wear the jersey number 1 and the first since Gary Anderson in 1996.

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