Philadelphia Eagles defeat New York Giants, 45-38

The reigning NFC East champions fought to the end in their attempt to defend their division crown Sunday night.

But in the end there was no defense at all.

For the second time this season, the Giants just couldn't stop the Philadelphia Eagles, and this time it cost them their last shot at winning the NFC East. Given an opportunity to force their way into a three-way tie atop the division, the Giants lost, 45-38.

"It was our opportunity," Tom Coughlin said. "We didn't...

Justin Tuck stood in front of his locker late Sunday night and made no attempt to hide his disgust after the Giants wasted an opportunity to take over first place in the NFC East in a season that once again has gone horribly wrong.

"We can recover from anything. We won't stop fighting," he said. "We don't have things right. This ship is rocky right now."

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It should have been a moment to celebrate, but it didn't seem to matter much to Steve Smith.

With a catch on the first play of the third quarter, the Giants' third-year pro broke Amani Toomer's single-season team record for receptions. With Toomer in attendance, it could've been quite a moment.

But it was ruined by the Giants' 45-38 loss to the Eagles.

"I can't be happy about that at all," Smith said. "I'm a team player and we lost tonight."

Smith finished with...