Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – LeSean McCoy got back on track and the
Philadelphia Eagles finally put it all together in a 27-0 rout of the New York
Giants on Sunday night.
It was Philadelphia’s first shutout win since Dec. 1, 1996 against the Giants.
McCoy, who won the NFL rushing title last year with 1,607 yards, had been
limited to 273 yards on the ground entering Week 6. But the Pittsburgh
product exploded for 149 yards on 22 carries on Sunday.
Nick Foles completed 21-of-34 passes for 248 yards, two touchdowns and two
interceptions for the Eagles (5-1), who are tied with Dallas for first place
in the NFC East. The Cowboys came away with an impressive 30-23 win over the
Seahawks in Seattle earlier Sunday.
Philadelphia’s defense sacked Eli Manning six times, with linebacker Connor
Barwin accounting for half of those sacks. The Eagles, who wore all-black
uniforms for the first time, ended with eight sacks overall.
It was a painful loss for the Giants, who watched star wide receiver Victor
Cruz suffer a torn patellar tendon in his right knee in the third quarter.
Additionally, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left the game with back
Manning was limited to 151 yards on 13-of-23 passing for New York (3-3), which
had a three-game winning streak snapped. The Giants had scored 30 or more
points in each of those wins.
Rookie Andre Williams carried the ball 16 times for 58 yards. The Boston
College product made his first NFL start in place on an injured Rashad
Jennings, who is expected to miss a few weeks with a sprained MCL.