PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes, LeSean McCoy had a season-high 149 yards rushing and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants 27-0 on Sunday night for their first shutout in 18 years.
A rough night for the Giants (3-3) became worse when wide receiver Victor Cruz tore the patella tendon his right knee while leaping for a pass on fourth down from the Eagles 3 in the third quarter. Cruz, a 2012 Pro Bowl pick, was crying and holding his hands to his face as he was carted off the field with an injury that’s expected to end his season.
Wearing all-black uniforms for the first time in franchise history, the Eagles (5-1) stayed tied with Dallas (5-1) for the lead in the NFC East. They hadn’t shut out an opponent since a 24-0 win over the Giants on Dec. 1, 1996, at old Veterans Stadium.
The defense harassed and pressured Eli Manning often, sacking him six times and preventing New York’s upstart offense from getting on track.