September 2012


(Reuters) - Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles took the honors in a wild NFC East grudge match against New York on Sunday, holding off the visiting Giants for a 19-17 victory that lifted them to first place in the division. With the contest on the line, New York kicker Lawrence Tynes missed his 54-yard game-winning field goal attempt as time expired to prevent the Giants from pulling off a signature triumphant final drive. "It's the Giants and the Eagles, it always comes down to this," Eagles running back LeSean McCoy told reporters after rushing for 123 yards. ...
* Solid Vick avoids turnovers * Final kick attempt miss seals win for Eagles (adds quotes, detail, changes slug) Sept 30 (Reuters) - Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles took the honours in a wild NFC East grudge match against New York on Sunday, holding off the visiting Giants for a 19-17 victory that lifted them to first place in the division. With the contest on the line, New York kicker Lawrence Tynes missed his 54-yard game-winning field goal attempt as time expired to prevent the Giants from pulling off a signature triumphant final drive. ...
What is it about the Philadelphia Eagles? The New York Giants just can't figure out a way to beat their NFC East division rivals. The Giants lost to the Eagles, 19-17, on Sunday, September 30 at Lincoln Financial Field. It was a frustrating loss for the Giants, who lost to the Eagles for the eighth time in nine meetings. Here's a recap of the game in the team's report card for week four.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles have won three games this season and in each one they had to put on a scoring drive in the final minutes, including Sunday night's 19-17 victory over the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Giants and Eagles could have played just the final minute of Sunday night's game, because that minute will give everyone enough to talk about until next week. Where to begin? The ticky-tack pass interference calls, one on each side? How about questionable decisions from both coaches, including the continuation of the inane icing the kicker strategy that almost made Andy Reid the most second-guessed man in America?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lawrence Tynes' kick sailed wide left and a sellout crowd broke into a wild celebration that quickly halted when they realized it didn't count.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker re-injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder when he was hit by blitzing Houston Texans safety Glover Quin in the first quarter of the Texans' 38-14 win on Sunday. Locker suffered a dislocated shoulder in the 2012 regular- season opener against the New England Patriots and has been playing with a harness ever since. The 2011 first-round pick out of the University of Washington will undergo an MRI on Monday, at which point his status for next Sunday's game against Jared Allen and the Minnesota Vikings will be determined. Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha injured his eye while attempting to press New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden at the line of scrimmage with around 12 minutes to play in the second quarter on Sunday night. Barden appeared to inadvertently poked Asomugha in the right eye and reports from the sideline were that he was sent to Wills Eye Hospital, but that turned out to be a false alarm as the cornerback returned to the field in the second half and was flagged for and drew pass interference penalties on the final drive of the Eagles' 19-17 win over the Giants. The Giants lost safety Kenny Phillips to a right knee injury in the first quarter. According to Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger, head coach Tom Coughlin wasn't sure how much time Phillips would miss . As if the New York Jets do not have enough problems, wide receiver Santonio Holmes left Sunday's 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers with a foot injury. Holmes was injured while making a 4-yard reception on the opening play of the fourth quarter. The injury was of the non-contact variety and to add insult to injury, Holmes let go of the football, which was scooped by 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers and returned 51 yards for a touchdown. Holmes was carted to the locker room and will undergo an MRI on Monday. While the playing status of the veteran receiver will not be known until Monday, Holmes' financial future is secure. Holmes is earning $7.75 million in fully guaranteed base salary this season and, because he was on the Jets' roster on Feb. 12, 2012, $7.75 million of his $11 million base salary next season is fully guaranteed.
Carolina's second-year passer is guilty of perhaps nothing more than being young and inexperienced.
PHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Michael Vick led Philadelphia on a fourth-quarter scoring drive and the Eagles held on to beat the New York Giants 19-17 on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field after Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes missed a 54-yard field goal attempt with 10 seconds left to play.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Matt Ryan took an awful beating.

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