Eagles Oust Giants, 23-11

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 11, 2009 3:46 PM CST
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek catches a touchdown pass on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – Donovan McNabb and his Philadelphia Eagles get another week to keep chasing that elusive Super Bowl crown, and Eli Manning and the New York Giants get a whole off-season to wonder what went wrong, the AP reports. McNabb made all the big plays that Manning did not, and the Eagles eliminated the Super Bowl champions 23-11 today to reach the NFC title game for the fifth time in eight seasons.

McNabb lunged for one touchdown, threw for another, and converted several key third downs to move the sixth-seeded Eagles (11-6-1) into next Sunday's title game at Arizona (11-7). "It feels like it was years ago," McNabb said.