With Michael Vick breaking two ribs last week, Vince Young will start as the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback against the New York Giants tonight.
The New York Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles tonight, in a continuance of prime time divisional contests. The NFC East has the spotlight, with the so-called "Dream Team" looking to climb to just 2 games under .500 - with Vince Young and not Michael Vick under center - while the Giants are trying to claim first place in the division by themselves - a game ahead of the Dallas Cowboys.
Notes about the game:
EAGLES: QB MICHAEL VICK is 2-0 at NYG. In those 2, has completed 33 of 55 (60 pct.) for 357 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 101.9 rating & rushed for 234 yards (117 per game) & TD. Aims for 3rd in row at NYG with 2+ pass TDs & 100+ rush yards...RB LE SEAN MC COY is 4th RB since 1960 to score TD in each of team's 1st 9 games. Leads NFL with 12 TDs (10 rush, 2 rec.). Leads NFL with 69 1st downs & 57 rush 1st downs. Has 358 scrimmage yards (119.3 per game) in past 3 vs. NYG... In past 2 at NYG, WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has 2 PR-TDs (72 & 65 yards) & 49.3 PR avg. & has 9 catches for 230 yards (115 per game) & TD. Incl. playoffs, has 28 TDs (21 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) in career & averages 45.2 yards per TD (1,265 yards). WR JEREMY MACLIN had 2 TDs in last game at NYG...CB ASANTE SAMUEL has NFL-best 38 INTs since 2006. Had INT-TD last week. DE TRENT COLE has sack in 5 of 7...
GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING aims for 3rd in row vs. Phi. with 4+ TDs & 100+ rating. Had 145.7 rating in last meeting. Is 2nd in NFL with 116.5 rating in 4th Q...RB AHMAD BRADSHAW had 139 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 53 rec.) & TD in last meeting. Incl. playoffs, when RB BRANDON JACOBS starts & has 21+ att., Giants are 11-1...WR VICTOR CRUZ had 3 catches for 110 yards (36.7 avg.) & 2 TDs (74 & 28 yards) in last meeting. Has 80+ yards in 6 of past 7. WR HAKEEM NICKS aims for 3rd at home in row vs. Phi. with TD. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM aims for 4th in row with TD. Had 8 catches for 113 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Phi...DE JUSTIN TUCK has 4.5 sacks in past 3 meetings. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 14 sacks in past 15. Had 2 sacks in last game vs. Phi. LB MATHIAS KIWANUKA has sack or INT in 4 of past 5. DE OSI UMENYIORA has 11.5 sacks in past 9 meetings. CB COREY WEBSTER has 4 INTs in past 4. Has tied career-high with 4 INTs.
Enjoy the action!