The original “Miracle at the Meadowlands” (November 18. 1978)—also called “The Fumble”—featured a New York Giants fumble in the closing seconds that led to a Philadelphia Eagles victory. New Meadowlands Stadium (renamed MetLife Stadium in 2011) featured a December 19, 2010 game between the same Giants and Eagles. The Giants had led 31-10 with about eight minutes left in the game, but the Eagles scored four touchdowns to win the game.
The game was called the “Miracle at the New Meadowlands” on the same day (December 19, 2010). The game is also sometimes called the “New Miracle at the New Meadowlands.”
Wikipedia: MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium is a venue located at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It is the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League and is adjacent to the site of the former Giants Stadium, which was home to the Giants from 1976 until December 2009 and the Jets from 1984 until January 2010. Like its predecessor, MetLife Stadium is the only NFL stadium shared by two teams.
The stadium opened as New Meadowlands Stadium on April 10, 2010, featuring the Big City Classic lacrosse event.
Wikipedia: Miracle at the New Meadowlands
The Miracle at the New Meadowlands, also called “New Miracle at the New Meadowlands“ and “Miracle at the Meadowlands IV,” is the term used by sportscasters and Philadelphia Eagles fans to refer to an improbable come-from-behind win by the Philadelphia Eagles over rival team the New York Giants on December 19, 2010 at New Meadowlands Stadium. The game was a crucial one in the context of the season, played between two divisional rivals in Week 15 of the 2010 NFL season. The Eagles had been manhandled by the Giants for the first three quarters and trailed by 21 points with under eight minutes to play in the 4th quarter. They went on to score four unanswered touchdowns in the final seven minutes and 28 seconds of play, including the final score, a dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson as time expired. Jackson became the first player in NFL history to achieve a walk-off punt return touchdown. The win allowed the Eagles to progress to the 2010 NFL playoffs, at the expense of the Giants.
The game ranked at #1 among the top 20 games of the 2010 NFL regular season, and on April 9, 2013, NFL.com readers voted Jackson’s game-winning punt return the greatest play of all time.
Merrill Reese Calls DeSean Jackson’s Walk Off Punt Return Against Giants
By Jason Brewer @BleedingGreen on Dec 19 2010, 7:06p
The only that less than amazing about DeSean Jackson’s game winning punt return to cap of “The Miracle At The New Meadowlands” was that it was Joe Buck who had the call. Eagles fans know that the only real way to enjoy a moment like that is when it’s set to the sweet sounds of Merrill Reese. So enjoy.
Posted on December 19, 2010
DeSean Jackson fielded a punt
to pull off a surreal Eagles stunt.
He took it all the way
to make the Birds’ day.
They had played like a collective runt.
ESPN New York
NEW MEADOWLANDS, NEW NIGHTMARE: Tom Coughlin & the #Giants will be haunted by worst home defeat since #Pisarcik’s fumble http://es.pn/erIdzt
9:37 AM - 20 Dec 10
The New Miracle at the New Meadowlands
By Steve Rauscher in Miscellaneous on December 20, 2010 4:30 PM
The Eagles, throughout their storied history, have been no strangers to certain miraculous plays in certain northern New Jersey stadiums. In 1978, the original Miracle at the Meadowlands was a play that many fans of the boys in green believe gave the team the confidence to make it to their first Super Bowl two years later. All the way back in 2003, there was another miraculous play involving a little-known undersized running back named Brian Westbrook, who probably went on to do nothing else with his career afterward. Then, last night, the game ended with this little bit of Christmas magic.
Miracle In The New Meadowlands Song
Uploaded on Dec 20, 2010
The Eagles epic comeback over the Giants 38-31
Song: Miracle At the Meadowlands
Artist: Joe Conklin
Audio: The Final 7:41 of Eagles-Giants Miracle at the New Meadowlands—http://bit.ly/hdEcJg
12:09 PM - 22 Dec 10
Still wondering how #eagles @DeseanJackson10 did it? See the Anatomy of The New Miracle at The New Meadowlands http://tinyurl.com/2f8vut4
6:11 AM - 23 Dec 10
NBC10 (Philadelphia, PA)
A New Miracle at the New Meadowlands
By Dan Stamm
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 | Updated 9:55 PM EDT
Let’s take a page from Al Michaels here—“Do you believe in miracles?”
Somehow, someway the Eagles scored four TDs in less than 7:30 to comeback for an improbable 38-31 win at the Eagles first game at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
TOP 20 GAMES OF 2010
No. 1: Doesn’t get better than ‘Miracle at New Meadowlands’
By Elliot Harrison NFL.com
Published: June 9, 2011 at 07:15 p.m.
Updated: Aug. 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
“That’s one of the most incredible football plays I think I’ve ever seen.”
One of my colleagues said that to me about the play that decided the outcome of our top game of 2010. The thing is, this comment came five months after the Eagles’ DeSean Jackson essentially ended the playoff hopes of the Giants while invigorating the Packers’ aspirations. Oh, and he put his own team in the driver’s seat.
Miracle at the New Meadowlands voted the greatest NFL play of all time
Justin Klugh, Sports Producer
POSTED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 1:24 PM
With the actual, NCAA men’s college basketball bracket coming complete, it’s time for the rest of the novelty brackets out there to wind down as well.