Fly, Eagles fly

    In case you missed it, it was magical.

    The Eagles stunned the Giants yesterday 38-31 on a last play punt return.

    With 13 seconds to go, Philadelphia’s return man DeSean Jackson never thought he’d get a chance to win the game: Punter Matt Dodge was ordered by Giants coach Tom Coughlin to punt away from Jackson.

    The rookie punted straight to Jackson, though, who fumbled the ball then took off on one of the greatest plays in NFL history — a breathtaking 65-yard punt return for the winning touchdown on the final play of the game.

    It capped a 28-point Eagles rally in the final 7:18. Check out the NY TImes’ ‘The Fifth Down’ blog for the anatomy of the comeback.

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