When Giants come to play these nights
It could be that the air is light or thin.
Dawkins on all fours through the tunnel lights
Showed new Eagles the time was now to win.
Worries were strong of mistakes we survived;
The debt of turnovers came due last week.
We wondered if our offense was revived,
But for a rivalry our team did peak.
A slugfest fitting of the hardnosed east—
Triumph unto the side that can endure.
On New York’s defensive fatigue we’d feast,
While Michael ran and kept the ball secure.
Though times we felt the game would slip away
Round one of this battle was ours today.