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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Da Bears Fan: Video: NFL Films: NFL 1978-Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants: Miracle at The Meadowlands


This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Press

One of the interesting things about this game is that both the Eagles and Giants were still in the NFC PLayoff race at this point. I believe this was week 11 maybe 12 in the NFL and I don’t think the Giants won another game in 1978 finishing 6-10. The Eagles made the NFC Playoffs in 1978 for the first time since 1960, but they were a 9-7 wildcard team that won some games that they shouldn’t of, like this one being an obvious example of that. And perhaps lost some games they shouldn’t of. And without this victory, the Eagles miss the playoffs again in 1978.

The obvious facts here are the Giants shouldn’t have ran the ball at all. They already had a kneel down play with QB Joe Pisarcik falling down on the ball on first down and then for some reason they ran the ball for an eleven yard gain on second down. But Pisarcik falls down on the ball two more times and the ball game is over, because the Eagles didn’t have any timeouts left. This is a game that makes or breaks a team’s season, especially if they are a borderline playoff team or even a borderline winning team. Like the Eagles and Giants were in 1978.
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