By Andrew Porter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There was a lot of trash talk leading up to the big NFC East divisional clash between the Birds and the G-Men last Sunday, but the old cliche rings true—talk is cheap. On the field, the Eagles embarrassed the Giants 27-0, their first shutout win since 1996.
After the game, the Giants seemed humbled by the loss.
”Huge loss. It wasn’t a good situation, a grim scene.”
”It’s a good reminder that you just can’t show up on the field and have things go well for you automatically. We got outplayed, outperformed.”
“I think this was a humbling experience for all of us. He’s [Coughlin] always preached talk is cheap and let your pads do the talking and all that. We’ve had a lot of meetings [Monday] and he [Coughlin] reiterated to us that it didn’t get us a win. It wasn’t anything that helped.”
“It just sucks, just with everything going on earlier in the week, with the back and forth between both teams. Then with the way they came out and the way we came out, it does not sit too well with us.”
“Extremely surprised. We were playing with momentum. We had a big game here against a division rival with a chance to put ourselves in a lot better position in the division and we just didn’t show up.”
“They came out, thought they were playing faster than us. We just weren’t in sync. I think they dominated all three phases of the game. It’s a horrible game on our part, there’s no other way around it. You give all the credit to that team. They came out hungry and we didn’t it. And it showed. It showed on the field.
In this league, you can’t take days off and we took today off. Everyone, we took today off.”
“This starts with me. I played poorly. I don’t have a word good enough to describe how bad I played. So I’m gonna learn from this and I’m gonna work my ass off. I can guarantee you that.”
“I don’t think we got anything going offensively. They just out battled us for everything.”
“To be honest, I think Philly was the most physical team tonight. They beat us up front, they beat us in all areas.”
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