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Cedric Thornton
Eagles defense shuts out Eli, Giants

PHILADELPHIA They said the offense was different, better. They said Eli Manning was no longer a sitting duck in the pocket. They said a new quick-passing offense protected the New York Giants quarterback and offset a questionable offensive line. They were wrong. At least for one night. And at least for one night, the Eagles defense silenced its critics. Bill Davis' scheme had Manning and new Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo flummoxed from the start. And a rejuvenated pass rush that has generated at least four sacks in each of the last three games was the spark as the Eagles shutout New York, 27-0, on Sunday night. It was the Eagles' first shutout since Dec. 1, 1996...