The Eagles pulled off one of the most dramatic comebacks in NFL history by rallying from a 31-10 deficit midway through the fourth quarter to beat the Giants on the final play, 38-31. But head coach Andy Reid wasn’t reveling in the victory this week. On the contrary. He spend a good deal of time reminding the Eagles of their performance in the first 52 minutes of that game.
“The thing you know is we didn’t play very well for three quarters, and then I thought the coaches and players reached down deep and won the game,” Reid said. “Nobody gave us anything. We went and won the game. So, it’s important that you build on that part, but you better figure out the problems that happened in the first three quarters and get those taken care of and make sure you see those and work on that.”
Funny, but Giants coach Tom Coughlin harped on the the first 52 minutes of last week's game, too. He used it as a reminder of how well his team was capable of playing to offset the bad feelings of what happened during one of the biggest collapses in franchise history.