Eagles offense leads way to first place in NFC East, DeSean Jackson is the man

Monday, December 14, 2009

Birds come up huge to outlast Giants - Bob Brookover, Philly.com
In a topsy-turvy battles, Eagles outlast Giants - Bob Ford, Philly.com
Back in First: Eagles take down Giants, 45-38 - Andy Schwartz, CSNPhilly.com
Eagles Notes: Celek demonstrates toughness - Andy Schwartz, CSNPhilly.com
Eagles defenders couldn't bring the Giants down - Jeff MacLane, Philly.com
DeSean Jackson following in Westbrook's foot steps - Marcus Hayes, Philly.com

What a game, what a game, what a game! I did not watch much football yesterday but made sure to watch every second of the Eagles-giants Sunday night football game, and was it ever worth it!

After jumping out to a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter it looked like the Eagles would romp in their final game in Giants Stadium. But the Eagles defense stunk.

Thankfully the Eagles have a guy by the name of DeSean Jackson, who was already the most entertaining athlete in Philadelphia by my count. Last night Jackson took the prime time national stage and put on a show with an incredible punt return that made Brian Westbrook's Giants Stadium punt return years ago look like nothing. Later Jackson backpedaled his way into the end-zone, just second after the Giants had fought back to take their first lead of the game.

Jackson now is tied for the NFL record of most 50+ yard touchdowns in a single season with eight. with three games left on the schedule I am just guessing that Jackson will own the record by the time the playoffs roll around.

If Jackson doesn't make the Pro Bowl there is something wrong with the system. The guy can flat out play and make defenses look absolutely silly.

As for the Eagles, the win against the Giants marks their first season sweep of the NFC East rivals to the north since 2004. With the Dallas Cowboys losing earlier in the day to the San Diego Chargers, the Eagles moved into first place all by themselves.

The defense leaves a lot to be desired though so don't book your trip to Miami just yet.

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