Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Philadelphia Survives on Missed Field-Goal Try; Eagles 19, Giants 17; Henery's Kick Gives Philly Lead before NY's Tynes Is Short on a 54-Yard Attempt; NFL
PHILADELPHIA - Given a second chance, New York's Lawrence Tynes couldn't make the Philadelphia Eagles pay for a tactical gamble that nearly backfired.
Tynes missed two field-goal tries from 54 yards with 15 seconds left - one that counted and one that didn't - and Philadelphia held on for a 19-17 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
He missed wide left on his first attempt, but the Eagles had called timeout to ice him. He was short on his second try.
Eagles coach Andy Reid said he regretted calling the timeout.
"When you're surrounded by 66,000 people that probably wanna rip your head off, yeah," he said.
With LeSean McCoy leading the way on the ground, Michael Vick guided Philadelphia (3-1) to another comeback.
Alex Henery kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:49 left and the Eagles overcame two pass interference penalties on New York's final drive. The defending Super Bowl champion Giants (2-2) have struggled against Philadelphia, losing eight of the last nine meetings.
McCoy had 121 of his 123 yards rushing in the second half. The All-Pro had six carries for 2 yards at halftime.
"It's just the Giants and Eagles, this is what it comes down to," McCoy said. "Eventually our running game would crack it and that's what we did."
Vick threw TD passes in the final two minutes in consecutive one- point wins over Cleveland and Baltimore the first two weeks before a 26-7 loss at Arizona.
After Eli Manning tossed a go-ahead 6-yard TD pass to Bear Pascoe, Vick drove the Eagles to the Giants' 2 before Osi Umenyiora sacked him for a 6-yard loss on third down. …