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Giants Lose Cruz; Eagles Lead 27-0


There's no brotherly love when the Giants come down the turnpike to face the Eagles on Sunday Night Football ...

The Giants' decision to go for it on fourth-and-goal early in the third quarter proved to be a costly one.

Quarterback Eli Manning's pass intended for wide receiver Victor Cruz fell incomplete. More importantly for the Giants, Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon on the play ending his season.

The Giants were unable to capitalize on Nick Foles' second interception of the game, this one by cornerback Zack Bowman who returned it 18 yards to the Eagles' 21-yard line. A touchdown throw from Manning to tight end Larry Donnell was wiped out by a holding penalty on left tackle Will Beatty prior to the incomplete pass on fourth-and-goal to Cruz.

The Eagles answered by marching down the field 97 yards in eight plays as Darren Sproles scored on a 15-yard sweep down the left sideline to extend the lead to 27-0 with 5:26 remaining in the third quarter. It was Sproles' third rushing and fourth total touchdown of the season.

On the drive, LeSean McCoy surpassed the century mark for the first time this season. It was McCoy's sixth-straight Sunday night game with at least 100 rushing yards. He also took over third place on the franchise's all-time rushing list going ahead of Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren.

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