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Eagles 17, Giants 10: NFC East Lead Vanishes

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D.J. Ware of the New York Giants hits the turf after being tackled by Cullen Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
D.J. Ware of the New York Giants hits the turf after being tackled by Cullen Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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For the second consecutive week there was no fourth-quarter magic for the New York Giants. Instead, the Giants suffered a second straight disappointing loss Sunday night, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles, 17-10. The loss drops the Giants (6-4) into a first-place tie in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys.

Most of the game was about offensive ineptitude for the Giants, who couldn't run the ball, couldn't catch it and couldn't seem to block anyone.

The defense kept the Giants in the game for three quarters, holding Philadelphia to 10 points and intercepting Vince Young three times. In the fourth quarter, though, Young led the Eagles on an 18-play, 80-yard drive that ended with aan eight-yard touchdown pass to Riley Cooper with 2:50 remaining.

The Giants drove the ball to the Philadelphia 21-yard line, but quarterback Eli Manning fumbled when hit by Jason Babin and the Eagles recovered, virtually ending the game.

The Eagles had lost five fourth-quarter leads coming into the game, and the Giants had four come-from-behind fourth-quarter victories. This time, though, the roles were reversed.

This will be a long week for the Giants filled with second-half collapse questions as New York has now frittered away its NFC East lead.