The 25 Most Memorable Moments of the 2010 Philadelphia Eagles Season, #13: LeSean McCoy's 4th Down GW Touchdown vs Giants

By Bryn Swartz

The Eagles had won four in a row against the New York Giants, dating back to December of 2008.

Each time the two teams faced, they both had winning records. Three times the victory gave the winner first place in the division.

When the teams first met in November of 2010, the pattern continued.

The Eagles were 6-3 and fresh off a 59-28 spanking of Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.

The Giants were 6-3 and trying to rebound from an embarrassing 33-20 loss to the 1-7 Dallas Cowboys (although to be fair, this was the first game under Jason Garrett).

The winner of this game would once again seize first place in the NFC East.

After the Eagles took a big 13-3 halftime lead, the Giants responded with two touchdowns to take a 17-16 lead.

The Eagles had the ball and faced a pivotal 4th and 1 from midfield with just 4:34 left in the game.

The next play could easily decide the winner of the game, especially if the Eagles failed to convert.

Michael Vick took the snap but bobbled it. He quickly recovered and tossed a pitch to running back LeSean McCoy.

As he released the ball, he was pummeled by Giants’ defensive end Osi Umenyiora. Umenyiora reached out and was just a few inches away from knocking the ball down with his arm.

McCoy caught the pitch and passed the first-down marker. He received a huge downfield block by left guard Todd Herremans.

McCoy darted untouched into the end zone for the eventual game-winning touchdown.

The Eagles improved to 7-3 with the victory and moved into sole possession of first place for the first time since the last week of the 2009 season.

The victory was the fifth straight classic Eagles-Giants game, all victories by the Eagles.

If you missed the previous moments in the top 25 countdown, click here for
25. Meaningless Regular Season Finale Against Dallas Cowboys.
24. Nate Allen Wins Defensive Rookie of the Month.
23. LeSean McCoy Plays Through Broken Rib.
22. Trevard Lindley Interception Wins SF Game.
21. DeSean Jackson 91 Yard Touchdown vs Dallas.
20. Kenny Britt Disaster.
19. Three Key Starters Lost to Late Season Injuries.
18. Kevin Kolb Torches Atlanta, Temporarily Wins Starting Job.
17. Donovan McNabb Wins Return to Philadelphia.
16. Andy Reid Complains to Officials About Hits on Michael Vick.
15. Three Key Starters Injured in Season Opener.
14. Jason Avant Drops Hail Mary.

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