The Eagles trailed by 31-10 in the fourth quarter and managed an epic comeback for a 38-31 victory over the Giants. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the ninth time in NFL history that a team trailed by 21 points in the fourth quarter and won the game, and the first by the Eagles. Elias also believes it is the only game-winning punt return as time expired in NFL history.
Here is how it happened from the Giants' 31-10 lead:
Time: 8:17 Remaining
Spot: Eagles take over at their own 25.
Plays: Two plays later, Brent Celek catches a 65-yard TD pass from Michael Vick, the longest of Celek's career.
Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 49 seconds
Score: Giants, 31-17
Time: 7:28 remaining
Spot: Eagles get the ball at their own 43 after a perfectly executed onside kick.
Plays: Vick completes a 13-yard pass to DeSean Jackson, then Vick scrambles for 35 yards. Four plays later, Vick runs in from the 4.
Drive: 5 plays, 57 yards, 2 minutes
Score: Giants, 31-24
Time: 3:01 remaining
Spot: The Giants moved 25 yards in 2:27 but were forced to punt. The Eagles took over on the Giants' 12.
Plays: Vick scrambles 33 yards on 3rd-and-10. He later runs for 22 yards before the 2-minute warning. From the 13, Vick finds Jeremy Maclin for a touchdown.
Drive: 8 plays, 88 yards, 1:45
Score: Tied at 31-31
Time: 14 seconds remaining
Spot: The Giants go three-and-out with two incompletions and a sack by Trevor Laws, forcing a punt.
Play: Jackson caps the comeback and wins the game with a miraculous 65-yard punt return.
Score: Eagles win, 38-31