By Benjamin Standig
NFC East Roundup - Turnovers doom Eagles, Giants; Redskins alone in first
*Just when you thought the Philadelphia dream team known as the Eagles could not fall any deeper into a nightmarish season, Andy Reid and crew went to Buffalo.
Nearly 500 yards of offense led to only 24 points as five turnovers - the final one coming as they moved toward a late tying touchdown - plagued the Eagles and spurred the opportunistic Bills to a 31-24 victory. The team from the City of Brotherly Love, one projected to be a NFC Favorite and a leading Super Bowl contender, fell to a stunning 1-4.
Michael Vick generated 405 yards of offense with his arm and legs, but four interceptions were also part of his statistical day and his poor clock management let potential points slip away. (CSNphilly)
*Let's name just blame the offense for the loss; by one count the Eagles had 13 missed tackles. (Philly.com)
*At least the Eagles were on the road facing a Bills squad that was playing inspired, winning football. The then 3-1 Giants were back home,a 10-point favorite against the one-win Seahawks, a team out of the mid-major, one-bid NFC West division. A west coast team that struggled mightily over the years to win early games in the Eastern time zone. A team with the brutal Tavaris Jackson at quarterback only because he was deemed better than the often over-matched Charlie Whitehurst.
Leave it to the Giants to stumble again as the favorite. (Giants Football Blog)
*There was the juggling 68-yard catch-and-run for a fourth quarter touchdown that put the Giants ahead. After the Seahawks surged in front, he continued hauling in clutch catches - 8 for 161 yards overall - as the Giants drove for the winning score. Receiver Victor Cruz was on the verge of taking over the Big Apple. Then he wasn't.