The Giants lost in sloppy fashion to Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon in a game in which they held the lead twice, once in each half, but miscues and penalties allowed the Eagles to walk out of MetLife Stadium 36-21 winners.
They are now 0-5 and have perhaps crossed the Rubicon on this dismal 2013 season.
Eli Manning, who now is being compared more to Archie than Peyton these days (which is not an insult btw), looked downfield often and threw the ball with mixed results (24/52, 334 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT). He was sacked only once, but felt pressure most of the game. He was forced into three grounding penalties but two of his interceptions were not really on him.
Hakeem Nicks broke out with a 9 catch, 142-yd effort. Rueben Randle had 6 grabs for 96 yards and 2 TD. But the Giants only had 53 yards on the ground and lost the turnover battle 4-0.
Philly QB Michael Vick ran all over the Giants (7 rushes, 79 yards) before giving way to Nick Foles right before the half after injuring a hamstring. Foles had an easy time the rest of the way (16/25 197 yds and 2 TD), capitalizing on Giant turnovers and ineptitude.
The Giants dropped to 0-5 for the first time in a non-strike year since 1979.
It was the fifth consecutive game in which they allowed 31 points or more, tying an NFL record set by the 1954 Chicago Cardinals.