By Michael Donovan
So, the Eagles beat the Giants Sunday at MetLife Stadium, which happens to be the New York home field.
But there were so many Birds fans in the stands that poor Eli Manning had trouble having his barked signals heard.
“They’re loud. They’re crazy. We had a great group out there,” said Eagles’ cornerback Jalen Mills.
With Eagles’ fans roaring, right tackle Bobby Hart committed a false start penalty on fourth-and-goal from the 6-yard line with just :48 seconds remaining. That pushed the Giants back to the 11-yard line.
“There’s not a whole lot of great fourth-and-goal from the 12 plays,” Manning said. “obviously you have more options from the five. From the five, we had a different play called where you get four guys in the end zone, five guys in the end zone with a back, possibly. From the 10, it’s just tough to get everybody in the end zone with routes and things going. So, yeah, it’s unfortunate. I had the false start. It’s a tough situation, I don’t blame Bobby [Hart]. At home, it’s loud. (Center) Brett Jones couldn’t hear me call the cadence. You don’t think having that [at home], but I guess when you’ve only won two games, there’s a lot of Eagles fans and they were loud and we couldn’t hear the cadence, that’s why we jumped offsides.”