Eagles Complete Miracle at the Meadowlands, Part 3

Written By Bob Cunningham On Sunday, December 19, 2010

DeSean Jackson has etched himself into Philly lore.



As an Eagles fan, you're going to be able to tell your grandchildren about this game. Right after you finish telling the little scamps about Herman Edwards and Brian Westbrook, you're going to tell them about DeSean Jackson and Michael Vick.

The first half of that game was atrocious. The mistakes that were made by everyone on the field were completely inexcusable and enough to have anyone watching pull their hair out. But, we'll talk more about that later.

The second half is a much cheerier subject.

After exchanging touchdowns, the Eagles were down 31-10. At that point, it's difficult to even keep watching, but we do because that's just who we are. We're Eagles fans, dammit.

And we were rewarded.

Michael Vick was incredible. He clearly had seen enough and decided he was going to put the team on his back. When he had to run, he ran. When he had to make a big throw, he made it. He did everything that a quarterback must do in that situation and, in my mind, has cemented his place as the MVP of the entire league.

Tom Brady is good and all, but he hasn't done that this season.

Even the defense, which was beyond bad in the first half, got its act together just long enough to force that final punt. Then there was that punt return.

Once Jackson dropped it, I thought the worst. The Giants were closing in and the ball was on the ground. But as he picked the ball up everything opened up. He hit that seam and it was a footrace from there.

He got an incredible -- and I truly mean incredible -- block from Jamar Chaney and he was off to the races. No one was going to catch him. He pulled a Brandon Stokely along the goal-line, ran all the time off the clock, and crossed the endzone.

After a mandated extra point attempt was successful, the Eagles headed into the locker room with a 38-31 win that will always be remembered as the Miracle at the Meadowlands, Part 3.


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