PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (6-5)
The oft-injured and freshly returning Michael Vick entered the game at less than 100%. It’s wasn’t a shocker when he had to be relieved in the middle of the 2nd QTR by rookie Matt Barkley.
Vick only threw 9 passes to that point. In comes Barkley and the rest is history. I will save you the suspense, Barkley has the second to worst QBR (47 of 48) in the league (players with 50+ attempts).
The Giants led 12-0 when Barkley entered, 2 ½ quarters remained for a comeback. New York could only muster 3 more points and won 15-7.
With an erratic Barkley in the game, the Eagles still outscored New York 7-3 in the final 37+ minutes of game play. Imagine if Vick would have closed it out.
Let’s not forget the Eagles already faced them 21 days prior to this game. With the QB combination of Michael Vick and Nick Foles, they defeated the Giants handily by 15 points (36-21). Along the way, Philly threw for 302 yards, 2 TD’s, 0 INT’s.