Giants End Losing Streak Against Eagles : NFC: Simms makes big plays in second half, leads team to first win in last five games against Philadelphia.

From Associated Press

The New York Giants finally found a way to beat the Philadelphia Eagles.

They played just like the Eagles usually do against them and made the big plays.

Phil Simms threw a 12-yard touchdown pass and Dave Meggett scored on a 68-yard punt return in a 1:56 span early in the third quarter to lead the Giants to a 27-20 victory Sunday at East Rutherford, N.J.

The victory ended the Eagles' four-game, two-season winning streak against the Giants, a span during which the Eagles always found a way to win and the Giants a way to lose.

"It's just nice to beat these guys, nice to win," said Simms, who completed 7 of 10 passes in the second half for 112 yards and two touchdowns. "Now we won't have to listen to all that stuff. It won't be hanging over our heads any more."

Philadelphia had a 10-6 lead at halftime even though the Giants had more scoring chances.

But Simms, who finished 15 for 27 for 149 yards, sandwiched scoring passes of 12 yards to rookie Rodney Hampton and 41 yards to Mark Ingram around Meggett's dazzling punt return in the first 17 minutes of the half, giving the Giants a 27-10 lead.

Eagle quarterback Randall Cunningham, who was sacked four times and harassed throughout the game, completed 25 of 42 passes for 226 yards and was intercepted three times.

Lawrence Taylor sacked Cunningham three times and also forced a fumble.

"I was impressed with what I did, considering I just came into camp on Wednesday," Taylor said. "My stamina wasn't good. If it was, I would have made a couple more tackles."

The Giants were ahead, 13-10, when Hampton put the game away by taking a swing pass from Simms and running the final 10 yards, entering the end zone with a dive from the two-yard line.

Meggett's return began when he fielded Jeff Feagles' punt at the Giants' 32, moved a couple of steps to his right and then cut through a tiny hole and scored after eluding Feagles at the 20.

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