PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 11, 2005) -- Jay Feely kept his head down and maintained his focus while replays of his recent missed field goals were shown on the video screen during a timeout.
He'll watch this kick again -- and again.
"It was tough," Feely said. "When the game is on the line and you don't come through, you feel you let your team down."
Feely never looked up to see his failures against the Seahawks on the giant video screen behind the end zone.
"The music was eerie so I figured they were playing something like that," Feely said. "I tried to visualize what I needed to do."
"I had all the confidence in Jay," Manning said. "I knew he was going to hit a big one for us."
Rookie Ryan Moats, filling in for the injured Brian Westbrook, had 114 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Eagles (5-8).
New York (9-4) is one game ahead of Dallas in the NFC East.
"The first (interception) was a bad decision. The second one was a bad throw," Manning said.
Decimated by injuries and discord, Philadelphia became the fifth consecutive team to miss the playoffs after losing the Super Bowl the previous season. Six of the 10 players that went to the Pro Bowl last year were lost to injuries, free agency or suspension, including Donovan McNabb, Westbrook and the banished Terrell Owens.
Coming off a 42-0 home loss to Seattle on Monday night, the Eagles played their best all-around game in weeks. But they fell to 0-5 against the East.
"From the coaches to the players, everyone was embarrassed about Monday night. They weren't going to let that happen again," coach Andy Reid said.
Feely's 27-yarder made it 23-17, and the Eagles closed to 23-20 on Akers' 36-yarder. Akers hit the crossbar on a 49-yard attempt in the third quarter.
McMahon, starting his fourth game for McNabb, had 190 yards passing and the one turnover, one week after he threw two interceptions that were returned for scores.
Akers kicked a 42-yard field goal to tie it at 17 at halftime.
A third-round pick this year, Moats was inactive for nine of the first 10 games and came in with 50 yards rushing.
"It felt great, but obviously the win is more important than anything else," Moats said.
Owens was deactivated as planned for the second straight game. He served a four-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team and was told not to return.
The Eagles won the NFC East the previous four years.
The Giants swept the season series for the first time since 2000. One team has swept in 19 of the last 21 years.
With one more loss, the Eagles will clinch their first losing season since 1999.
Giants RT Kareem McKenzie (hamstring), LT Luke Petitgout (ankle), DT William Joseph (leg) and MLB Antonio Pierce (back) left with injuries in the first half.