The Giants (8-7) will attempt to keep their faint playoff hopes alive when they host their biggest nemesis – the 4-11 Philadelphia Eagles – today at MetLife Stadium.
What’s at stake for the Giants…..they need to win and have Chicago, Minnesota and Dallas all lose in order to continue playing this season. A win would also give the Giants a winning season at 9-7 and recapture some of the pride they lost the second half of the season.
What’s at stake for the Eagles…..not much. Andy Reid is almost certainly gone as is Michael Vick. They would like nothing more than to ride into the sunset with another knockout of the Giants under their belts.
Kickoff: 1:00pm Eastern
Site: MetLife Stadium
TV: FOX Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross (field reporter) SIRIUS: 132 (Phi), 92 (NYG) XM: 225 (NYG)
Weather: Low 30’s, cloudy with winds around 20mph
The Line: Giants by 7 1/2; OU 46
Referee: Tony Corrente
Last Game: 9/30/12: Giants 17 at Eagles 19. Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy rushes for 123 yards & WR DeSean Jackson adds 99 receiving yards & TD. Eagles K Alex Henery converts 4 FGs.
Last game at site: 11/20/11: Eagles 17, Giants 10. Philadelphia QB Vince Young throws 2 TDs, including game-winning 4th-quarter TD pass to WR Riley Cooper as Eagles defense allows only 29 rush yds.
Streaks: Eagles have won seven of past eight meetings. Giant hold series edge, 80-73-2. Andy Reid is 17-13 vs Giants in his career. Tom Coughlin’s lifetime record vs Philly is 9-12.
QB Michael Vick has won 3 of past 4 starts vs. NYG. In last start at NYG (12/19/10), had 3 TD passes & rushed for 130 yards & TD…
RB LeSean McCoy aims for 4th in row vs. NYG with 100+ rush yards. In past 3 meetings, has 364 rushing yards (121.3 per game). RB Dion Lewis had 17-yard TD run last week…
WR Jeremy Maclin has 21 catches for 293 yards (97.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3. Has 254 rec., most by Eagle in 1st 4 seasons. Had 2 TDs in last game at NYG.
TE Brent Celek has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4 meetings. Had 65-yard TD in 12/19/10 meeting. Rookie WR-PR Damaris Johnson has 287 PR yards, 2nd most by Phi. rookie (DeSean Jackson, 440, 2008)…
DT Fletcher Cox leads rookie DTs with 5.5 sacks. S Colt Anderson had 1st career INT last week. DE Trent Cole has 3 2-sack games vs. NYG. LB DeMeco Ryans leads team with 111 tackles…
QB Eli Manning has 3,740 pass yards & needs 260 to reach 4,000 for 4th consecutive season. In past 4 meetings, has 11 TDs, 3 INTs & 101.5 rating…
RB Ahamd Bradshaw has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 7 division games. Has 908 rush yards & needs 92 for 2nd 1,000-yard season. Rookie RB-KR David Wilson is 2nd in NFC with 26.9 KR avg. Had rush TD last week…
WR Victor Cruz aims for 4th in row vs. Phi. with 100+ rec. yards & TD. In 3 meetings, has 18 catches for 347 yards (115.7 per game) & 4 TDs. Has 82 rec. for 1,040 yards & 9 TDs, his 2nd consecutive season with 80+ rec., 1,000+ yards & 9+ TDs. No other Giant has had 1 such season.
WR Hakeem Nicks has 13 catches for 242 yards (80.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home vs. Phi. WR Domenik Hixon had 6 catches for 114 yards in last meeting. Had TD last week…
DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 3 sacks in past 3 vs. Phi. Has 27.5 career sacks & needs 2.5 to reach 30. DE Osi Umenyiora had franchise-record 6 sacks in 9/30/07 meeting.
S Stevie Brown leads NFL with 259 INT yards, most by Giant in single season all-time. Ties for 2nd in NFL with career-high 7 INTs.