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Philadelphia's record after quarterback Donovan McNabb suffered a regular season ending injury in 2002
Times the Giants have shut out the Eagles in a series that dates from 1933 The Eagles will be without starting quarterback Donovan McNabb and star wide receiver Terrell Owens. McNabb's backup, Mike McMahon, is 1-6 as a starter. They don't really have a backup for Owens.
New York, meantime, hasn't allowed an offensive touchdown in three-plus games. A 36-0 win over Washington followed by a 24-6 win over the 49ers (with the points coming on two field goals) marked the first time the team had not given up a touchdown in back-to-back games since 1959, when the Giants did the job with plays called "Blitz Wanda," "Storm Sarah" and "Red Dog Meg."
The Giants have a history of shutting out the Eagles. Their 14-0 win in 1942 sent Hall of Fame coach Earle Neale to the hospital with indigestion. Prior to a 24-0 win in Philadelphia in 1941, 10,000 fans sprinted from their seats in the end zone to better seats at midfield (and probably booed Santa Claus on the way). In a 23-0 win in 1983, the Giants had the ball for 46 minutes 53 seconds to Philadelphia's 13:07. And New York sacked Philadelphia quarterbacks eight times in a 21-0 win in 1985.