The Miracle at the New Meadowlands

additionally called “New Miracle at the New Meadowlands and “Wonder at the Meadowlands II” was an implausible fought against eminent loss win by the Philadelphia Eagles over adversary group the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 19, 2010. The game was a pivotal one with regards to the season, played between two divisional opponents in Week 15 of the 2010 NFL season. With a little more than eight minutes to play in the final quarter, the Eagles trailed the Giants by 21 points. They proceeded to score four unanswered touchdowns in the last seven minutes and 28 seconds of play, including a punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson as time terminated. Jackson turned into the principal player in NFL history to win a game by scoring on a punt return as time terminated. The success enabled the Eagles to advance to the 2010 NFL playoffs by no holds barred sudden death round over the Giants, where they lost to possible Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. The Giants didn’t meet all requirements for the playoffs in spite of accomplishing a 10–6 record.

The game was positioned No. 1 of the 2010 NFL customary season by the NFL, and on April 9, 2013, NFL.com perusers casted a ballot Jackson’s down winning punt return the best play of all time.

This game is otherwise called “The Punt” by Giants fans, along these lines that the Miracle at the Meadowlands is known as “The Fumble”.

First quarter

The Giants won the hurl and got, however their first belonging brought about a punt in the wake of going three-and-out. The Eagles offense took the field just because, with the ball spotted at their own 29-yard line. After a fragmented pass, QB Michael Vick tossed a pass proposed for WR DeSean Jackson, yet it was picked off by CB Corey Webster who returned it to the Philadelphia 42-yard line. The Giants were not able profit by the turnover, as LB Moise Fokou sacked QB Eli Manning putting them out of field objective range and constraining them to punt. After the Eagles neglected to get anything moving on the resulting drive, the Giants set up together a 71-yard scoring drive that finished with Manning discovering WR Mario Manningham for a 35-yard touchdown go to put the Giants on the board, driving 7–0. Close to the finish of the quarter S Quintin Mikell picked off Manning’s go to WR Derek Hagan and ran it back to the Giants 45-yard line. The last play of the primary quarter brought about a kept running by Vick for 11 yards and an individual foul approached T Jonathan Goff which moved the ball to the Giants’ 19-yard line.

Second quarter

The Eagles’ drive continued from the past quarter. A finished pass and a run moved the Eagles to the 12-yard line. In any case, on third down, Vick was sacked for a 4-yard misfortune by DT Rocky Bernard, constraining Philadelphia to agree to a 34-yard field objective from K David Akers. The Giants got the ball and began at their very own 21-yard line, whereupon they set up together a 8-play, 79-yard drive. RB Ahmad Bradshaw ran multiple times for 24 yards. The drive finished on Manning’s subsequent touchdown go to Manningham, this one for 33 yards placing the Giants in the driver’s seat, 14–3. The Giants by and by halted the Eagles on their next drive and got the ball. Two goes to Hagan for 27 yards and 11-yard kept running by Bradshaw helped the Giants get to the Eagles 7-yard line. The Giants were not able score on third down due to a deficient go to TE Kevin Boss. The Giants made due with a 25-yard field objective from K Lawrence Tynes to make the score 17–3. The Eagles attempted to get something moving on the following drive and it showed up they did when Vick discovered WR Jeremy Maclin, however the ball came free before he hit the ground. S Kenny Phillips recuperated it and ran it to the Philadelphia 8-yard line. The Eagles called a break to attempt to get the replay aide to investigate the play since it was currently under two minutes in the half, however the play was surveyed and it was resolved to be a mishandle. The Giants exploited this and on the following play, Manning discovered WR Hakeem Nicks for a 8-yard touchdown pass placing the Giants in all out control at halftime 24–3.

Third quarter

After the principal drives of the quarter by the two groups fizzled, the Eagles got the ball and attempted to drive downfield. They got to the Giants’ 42 preceding two expensive punishments on TE Brent Celek constrained them to punt. On the following drive, Manning discovered Manningham however the ball came free and DT Mike Patterson recouped it for the Eagles on the Giants 25-yard line. After a run and a pass, Vick tossed a 8-yard touchdown go to Maclin to make the score 24–10 and keep the Eagles in the game.

Fourth quarter

The two groups punted once in the opening minutes of the final quarter, giving the Eagles the ball with 12:48 staying in the game. With first down at the 20-yard line, Vick dropped back and go to Jackson, who best in class to the Eagles’ 49-yard line before losing the football as he hit the ground. The Giants’ Kenny Phillips grabbed the free ball and propelled it to the Eagles’ 47-yard line. Replays demonstrated that LB Jonathan Goff contacted Jackson’s shirt as he was falling, implying that the approach the field of a bobble was mistaken. Be that as it may, Eagles lead trainer Andy Reid fail to challenge the approach the field and the Giants collected. On third down and 4 from the Eagles’ 8-yard line, Manning hit Boss in the back of the end zone to give the Giants a 31–10 lead with 8:17 staying in the game.

Subsequent to opening up the following drive with a go to Maclin that carried the Eagles to their own 35-yard line, Vick dropped back and finished a pass downfield to Celek, who passed up a missed handle from Phillips and advanced into the end zone for a 65-yard touchdown that carried the score to 31–17 with 7:28 left in the game.

On the following opening shot, after the two groups arranged in standard opening shot developments, Akers put an onside kick on the left half of the field, which was gotten by WR Riley Cooper and progressed to the Eagles’ 43-yard line. Especially significant about the play was the way that the Eagles just had 10 men on the field – four on Akers’ right side and five to one side — and that the Giants’ bleeding edge of blockers on the arrival was arranged 15 yards from the tee, as opposed to the typical 10. It was vague whether the Eagles purposefully had just 10 men on the field, as Giants extraordinary groups commander Chase Blackburn expressed after the game that he trusted it was deliberately. On the second play of the following drive, Vick got away from a New York barrage and surged right down to the Giants’ six-yard line. After two fragmented goes, with an offsides on Tuck in the middle of, Vick ran the ball into the end zone on third and objective from the four-yard line, making the score 31–24 with 5:28 left in the game.

A short opening shot by Akers and a decent runback by return man DJ Ware gave the Giants the ball individually 35-yard line, and a go from Manning to Manningham and three straight keeps running by Bradshaw gave the Giants two first downs, constraining the Eagles to utilize each of the three of their breaks. Be that as it may, on second and six from the Eagles’ 38-yard line, T David Diehl submitted a bogus beginning punishment, backing the Giants up to second and 11. A three-yard kept running by Bradshaw and a deficient go by Manning on third down left the Giants simply outside Tynes’ range for a field objective and constrained the Giants to punt. The following reasonable catch by Maclin gave the Eagles the ball at their very own 12-yard line with 3:01 staying in the game.

After two inadequate goes to start the drive, Vick got away from a barrage by scrambling to one side for 33 yards before venturing outside the field of play at the Eagles’ 45-yard line. A go to Avant and another scramble by Vick set the Eagles up at the 20-yard line at the two-minute admonition. Confronting second and three from the 13-yard line, Vick go to Maclin on the left side, and Maclin shook a handle from CB Terrell Thomas and arrived at the end zone, tying the game at 31–31 with 1:16 remaining.

By and by, Akers’ kick and Ware’s arrival set the Giants in great field position, with Manning starting the drive at the Giants’ 36-yard line with 1:10 left. Be that as it may, the drive started with two inadequate passes, and after a third-down sack by DT Trevor Laws put the Giants at their very own 29-yard line, the Giants called a break as the play clock was going to terminate on fourth down with 12 seconds left. Authorities at that point ruled to reset the game clock to 0:14 as the Giants’ punt group and the Eagles’ punt return group went onto the field. The snap from long snapper Zak DeOssie to punter Matt Dodge was high, and Dodge quickly kicked a line drive punt to Jackson instead of kicking the ball beyond the field of play. Jackson got the ball at the Eagles’ 35-yard line and quickly fumbled the catch before lifting the ball up and retreating to the 30-yard line. (This was later asserted by some to make the Giants’ inclusion breakdown, incidentally helping Jackson.) Jackson went through a gathering of Giants and made it to midfield before getting a tremendous square by WR Jason Avant on DeOssie, leaving nobody before Jackson while in transit to the end zone (Avant really gave himself a blackout on the square, and the two players were left lying on the field for the remainder of the play). Product pursued Jackson yet couldn’t get him. After the clock hit 0:00, Jackson ran parallel to the objective line crosswise over the greater part of the width of the field—as per Jackson after the game, since he needed to be certain the clock had lapsed, however a few spectators trusted it to be because of his showboating nature — before progressing into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Without any banners on the field, Jackson tossed the ball into the New Meadowlands remains in festivity as the group accumulated around him close to the end zone. Mammoths lead trainer Tom Coughlin was so enraged he tossed his play sheet and notes onto the ground and ran onto the field before Jackson even arrived at the end zone, shouting at Dodge for not punting the ball beyond the field of play. Per NFL rules, Akers turned out to kick the additional point and the Eagles won 38–31.

Scoring summary

at New Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 19, 2010
  • Game time: 1:03 p.m. EST (18:03 UTC)
  • Game weather: 33 °F (1 °C), partly cloudy
 
1234 Total
Eagles 03728 38
Giants 71707 31