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This play is known by most as the original "Miracle at the Meadowlands," but for Giants fans it's the "The Fumble." The Eagles had no timeouts and were trailing 17-12 with 31 seconds left when Giants QB Joe Pisarcik dropped back and fumbled the ball. Eagles CB Herm Edwards scooped the fumble and ran
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While Pisarcik has been fortunate enough to play in front of a future first-round draft pick, he has plenty of experience with quarterbacks. The Medford native's father, Joe Pisarcik, was an NFL QB, playing eight years professionally with the Giants and Eagles.
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It's too bad Steve Sabol isn't with us to provide context on where it would rank among the goofiest gaffes in NFL history, but it should be noted that the most infamous blunders in league history -- Joe Pisarcik's fumble ...
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"Oh, there's no doubt that Tom Coughlin owes Greg Schiano an apology for the way he reacted after the game," Jaworski said. "I will give you a real life example of why. Remember the Miracle in the Meadowlands with (Giants quarterback) Joe Pisarcik?"
In that game, the Eagles trailed 17-12 with no timeouts. "Our situation in '78 was this: The Giants actually ran a play and then they turned around the next play and kneeled on it," Edwards said. "A skirmish occurred. We kind of knocked the center over, knocked Joe Pisarcik over.
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Franco Harris catching the Immaculate Reception against Oakland. Joe Pisarcik's fumble and Herman Edwards' recovery at the Miracle in the Meadowlands. Dwight Clark making The Catch. John Riggins' pulling away at the end of his Super Bowl run. John Elway completing The Drive. Wilber Marshall running
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MEADOWLANDS MIRACLE: In the final seconds of a 1978 NFL game, all the New York Giants had to do was take a knee and they had the Philadelphia Eagles beaten. But they inexplicably called a running play and quarterback Joe Pisarcik botched the handoff. Defensive back Herman Edwards scooped up the loos
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I can relate. Ive been a Giants fan since before birth, and well just mentioning quarterback Joe Pisarcik, long snapper Trey Junkin and punter Matt Dodge puts a knot in my stomach and makes my Italian temper flare.
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The irony, of course, is that the whole idea of the victory formation to close out a win started because of the 1978 "Miracle in the Meadowlands,'' when Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik's late-game fumble against the Eagles became the finest moment of Herman Edwards' NFL career and changed how offen
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The bad blood between these adversaries has been flowing up and down the Turnpike from Bednarik vs. Gifford; to Joe Pisarcik vs. Herman Edwards in the infamous Miracle of the Meadowlands; to Buddy Ryan vs. Bill Parcells; to Phil Simms vs. Jerome Brown and Reggie White; to Randall Cunningham vs. Lawr
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You remember it the way, if you're old enough, you remember Joe Pisarcik trying to hand the ball to Csonka about a hundred years ago. The Giants punted the ball to DeSean Jackson with 14 seconds to go, and before long Jackson was running away from everybody, on the day that some people called
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That doesn't include old CFL converts Joe Kapp, Dieter Brock, Jeff Garcia and Warren Moon, who were 28 or older during their "rookie seasons." But it does include Joe Pisarcik, who spent three years in the CFL before starting his NFL career at the reasonable age of 25.
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Three weeks earlier, Eagles cornerback Herman Edwards, who would one day become the Jets' coach, had scooped up the ball after a botched handoff exchange between quarterback Joe Pisarcik and Larry Csonka and returned it for a touchdown with 30 seconds left to turn what should have been a 17-12 Gian
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This is already the Giants' worst start in a non-strike-shortened season since 1979 when Joe Pisarcik kicked off that campaign at quarterback for Ray Perkins until the coach pulled the plug and went to rookie Phil Simms, a move that eventually jump-started the franchise and returned it to relevancy.
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And yet, those transgressions are not forgotten. Nor are any of the litany that have passed between the two NFC East rivals, a long back-and-forth that goes back as far as Herm Edwards and Joe Pisarcik all the way up to Jackson and Matt Dodge.
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While playing against the Eagles, Giants' quarterback Joe Pisarcik fumbled a snap in which Edwards recovered and returned for the game-winning touchdown. Of course, Pisarcik was likely going to hand the ball off but this was before victory formations became vogue. Edwards was playing to win the game
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But, strangely, quarterback Joe Pisarcik called for a run. And when he handed the ball off to Larry Csonka, the ball hit his hip and popped loose. Eagles cornerback Herm Edwards was there to recover it for the game-winning touchdown.
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You can still talk about Joe Pisarcik and Herm Edwards and The Fumble all you want. It wasnt even close to what happened last Dec. 19 and if you were there, you know what kind of shot to the gut you took that day.It is why the Giants shouldnt let the Eagles up tonight, give them hope, give them