|Published:||Sep 30, 2012 10:59 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 01, 2012 6:31 AM EDT|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Alex Henery kicked a 48-yard field goal to give the Philadelphia Eagles a 13-10 lead over the New York Giants after three quarters.
Eli Manning threw a game-tying 14-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz. Michael Vick connected with DeSean Jackson on a 19-yard TD pass in the first half.
Vick was 14 of 24 for 177 yards and the turnover-prone Eagles (2-1) protected the ball. The Eagles led the NFL with 12 turnovers through three games.
Manning completed 20 of 32 passes for 222 yards. He hit Cruz for a 30-yard gain to the Eagles 10 on fourth-and-1 on the final play of the third quarter.
The defending Super Bowl champion Giants (2-1) have struggled against Philadelphia, losing seven of the last eight meetings.
Shut down the first two quarters, LeSean McCoy finally broke loose by running for 56 yards on consecutive carries in the third. He was stopped at the 1 on a 22-yard gain, and then couldn't get in on three straight carries. The Eagles settled for a 20-yard field goal by Henery that made it 10-3.
The Giants answered after David Wilson ran the kickoff back 45 yards to the 43.
Mixing run and pass effectively, the Giants moved to the 14. On third-and-3, Manning connected with Cruz, who celebrated with his trademark salsa dance in the stadium where it all started. Cruz burst on the scene with a breakout performance in a 29-16 win at Philadelphia last September.
Vick threw a 27-yard pass to Brent Celek and then scrambled 18 yards to set up Henery's go-ahead field goal late in the third.
Hoping to establish the run, the Eagles had no success giving the ball to McCoy in the first half. The All-Pro had six carries for 2 yards.
But Philadelphia used a no-huddle offense to drive 70 yards on 11 plays for the only TD. The Eagles converted three third downs on the series, including Vick's TD pass to Jackson on third-and-9.
Starting from their 13, the Giants moved 81 yards in 1:42 on the ensuing possession. Manning hit Domenik Hixon for 32 yards on the first play. The drive stalled at the 6 and Lawrence Tynes kicked a 25-yard field goal.
A penalty cost the Giants an opportunity inside the red zone in the first quarter. Left tackle Will Beatty, starting because David Diehl is injured, was called for holding to negate a 38-yard catch by Martellus Bennett to the Eagles 11.
The Giants were coming off a convincing 36-7 win at Carolina 10 days ago. The Eagles lost 26-7 at Arizona last week.
Already missing two starters (Diehl and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks), the Giants lost safety Kenny Phillips in the middle of the quarter with a knee sprain.
Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha left in the second quarter with an eye injury and returned to the sideline in the third.
Before the game, the Eagles retired the No. 20 worn by Brian Dawkins for 13 seasons from 1996-2008. The hard-hitting safety went to eight Pro Bowls and was a four-time All-Pro in 16 years with Philadelphia and Denver.
Dawkins, one of the most revered athletes to play in this sports-crazed city, sent the sellout crowd at the Linc into a frenzy when he ran out of the tunnel during pregame introductions. Wearing his green No. 20 Eagles jersey, Dawkins did his unique, crawling, gyrating entrance. He then joined the captains at midfield for the coin toss. Dawkins changed back into his navy blue pinstriped suit and led the crowd in signing "Fly! Eagles! Fly!" at halftime.
Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL