Giants hand Vick, Philly painful loss
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2011 7:03 pm
By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With Michael Vick knocked out of another game, Eli Manning and the New York Giants wouldn’t let the Philadelphia Eagles finish off their comeback.
Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz, and the Giants beat the Eagles 29-16 Sunday.
Vick started despite suffering a concussion in last week’s 35-31 loss at Atlanta. He left with a broken right hand in the fourth quarter after helping the Eagles overcome a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to take a 16-14 lead.
It’s uncertain how long Vick will be out.
Without their Pro Bowl quarterback, the Eagles (1-2) hardly look like the “Dream Team” that entered the season with Super Bowl or bust expectations.
Packers 27, Bears 17
CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns to Jermichael Finley, and Green Bay shut down Jay Cutler.
The stakes weren’t as high as the previous meeting, when the Packers left Soldier Field celebrating the NFC title on the way to the championship. Even so, they gave the Bears (1-2) more headaches.
Rodgers led the charge, completing 28-of-38 passes. He threw his first interception of the season, when Brian Urlacher picked him off with the Packers (3-0) leading 27-17 in the fourth quarter.
The Bears took over at their own 45, but two penalties — holding by Chris Spencer and unnecessary roughness on Devin Hester for a confrontation with Sam Shields — ended any shot at a comeback.
Bills 34, Patriots 31
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rian Lindell hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Buffalo snapped a 15-game losing streak against New England and lifted its record to 3-0.
Published in The Messenger 9.26.11