Giants vs. Eagles: Who gets credit for the win?

Josh Brown - Al Bello

Who was most responsible for the Giants' victory over the Eagles? Here is my take on that.

You know, we aren't all perfect. Even editors of successful websites that cover the New York Giants goof sometimes, doing things like leaving placekickers who score all of a team's points in a 15-7 victory out of the 'Kudos & Wet Willies' game review. Geez, I wonder who we're talking about here.

Well, the folks at SB Nation have given me an opportunity to fix that with this sponsored post. We will call this 'Teammates of the Week,' and give that honor to placekicker Josh Brown for his 5-for-5 effort in field goals and to the defensive unit that has not given up a touchdown in 10 quarters.

Brown made field goals of 40, 44, 33, 46 and 27 yards. That's the most field goals Brown, an 11-year veteran, has ever made an in a game and marked the first time the Giants won a game in which the placekicker scored all of their points since Sept. 22, 2002, when three Matt Bryant field goals enabled them to beat Seattle, 9-6. Brown is the first Giant to kick three field goals of 40 yards or longer in a game since Oct. 14, 1991, when Matt Bahr booted field goals of 45, 40 and 44 yards in a 23-20 Monday night victory in Pittsburgh.

Of course, Brown's field goals would not have been enough for the Giants without the stellar work from the defense. After a historically bad start, giving up more than 30 points in each of the Giants' first five games, the defense has allowed only a field goal in its last 10 quarters.

There are a myriad of reasons. The arrival of Jon Beason, the emergence of Will Hill, the resurgence of Justin Tuck, the overall excellent run defense, and Perry Fewell's simplified scheme are among them.

So, those are my 'Teammates of the Week.' Who are yours?

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