On a night where the New York Giants were confident they were about to stamp themselves as legitimate contenders for the NFC East title everything went horribly wrong. The Giants (3-3) saw their three-game winning streak end as they were completely dismantled by the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-0. Worse, the Giants lost wide receiver Victor Cruz to what NBC sideline reporter Michele Tafoya said was a torn patellar tendon.
The Giants are now two games behind the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, both 5-1, in the race for the division title. The Giants face the Cowboys, 30-23 winners over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks Sunday in Seattle, next Sunday in Dallas.
The Giants have a lot of issues to address before they face the Cowboys, and if they hope to have any chance to compete for a playoff berth.
The Eagles exposed the Giants' offensive line, getting eight sacks. Eli Manning was sacked six times and hit or harassed countless other times. Ryan Nassib was sacked twice. Manning finished 13-of-23 for 157 yards.
The Giants could not slow the Philadelphia running game as LeSean McCoy rushed for 149 yards on 22 carries. The Eagles finished with 448 yards of total offense to 253 for the Giants.
The Giants committed 10 penalties. Special teams was also a problem. They gave up a 43-yard punt return to Darren Sproles and had a punt partially blocked.