The revamped Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) stumble into MetLife to face the winless Giants in a matchup that is emblematic of how the once mighty NFC East has fallen.
Kickoff: 1:00pm Eastern
Site: MetLife Stadium
TV: FOX Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross SIRIUS: 112 (Phi), 113 (NYG) XM: 228 (NYG)
Referee: Walt Coleman
Weather: Mostly cloudy, temps in mid-70′s
The Line: Giants by 1 1/2; O/U 53 1/2
Series: Giants lead, 81-73-2; Eagles have won 7 of past 9
Last Meeting: 12/30/12: Eagles 7 at Giants 42. QB Eli Manning throws 5 TDs, including 2 to rookie WR Rueben Randle. Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw tallies 107 rush yards & TD.
Eagles: QUESTIONABLE: S Patrick Chung (shoulder) PROBABLE: CB Brandon Boykin (shoulder), DE Fletcher Cox (quadricep)
Giants: OUT: C David Baas (neck), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (ankle, knee), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), CB Aaron Ross (back), G Chris Snee (hip – IR) DOUBTFUL: CB Corey Webster (groin) QUESTIONABLE: DT Cullen Jenkins (knee, achilles), WR Louis Murphy (ankle) PROBABLE: T David Diehl (thumb), LB Mark Herzlich (toe), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), DT Shaun Rogers (back), S Cooper Taylor (shoulder), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (knee)
QB Michael Vick has won 10 of past 12 division starts (min. 10 att.) & has 99.7 rating in those contests…
RB LeSean McCoy leads NFL with 468 rush yards & 608 scrimmage yards. Averaging 152 scrimmage yards per game. In 4 games this season, has 2 100-yard rush games & 100-yard rec. game. Has 100+ rush game in 3 of past 4 vs. NYG & 4 of past 6 meetings…Last week, RB Chris Polk (4-yard run) & WR Jeff Maehl (6-yard catch) each scored 1st career TD…
WR-PR Desean Jackson had 6 catches for 99 yards & TD in last meeting. Ranks 4th in NFC with 393 rec. yards & averages 18.7 yards per catch, best in NFC (min. 20 rec.). Among active players (min. 200 catches), ranks 2nd in NFL with 17.6 avg. (295 rec., 5,178 yards). TE Brent Celek averaging 18.7 yards per catch, highest by TE with 7+ rec…
8 Eagles have 1+ sack in 2013, tied for most in NFC. DT Fletcher Cox & LB Conor Barwin lead team with 2 sacks each. Cox has 6.5 sacks in past 11. Barwin has 2 sacks in past 3. CB Cary Williams is 1 of 3 DBs in NFL with INT & sack this year…
QB Eli Manning has started 139 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB in NFL. In past 4 at home vs. Phi., has completed 81 of 133 (60.9 pct.) for 1,152 yards with 13 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 115.2 rating. Incl. playoffs, Giants are 24-6 (.800) when Manning starts & has 105+ rating…
RB-KR David Wilson is only player in NFL since 2012 with 2+ rush TD (4), rec. TD & KR-TD. In last meeting, had 75 rush yards & TD catch. RB Brandon Jacobs is franchise leader with 57 rush TDs…
WR Victor Cruz had 10 catches for 164 yards & TD (69 yards) last week. Ranks 4th in NFL & is 3rd in NFC with 425 rec. yards. Has 3 100-yard games this season. Has 22 catches for 399 yards (99.8 per game) & 5 TDs in 4 career meetings. Incl. playoffs, WR Hakeem Nicks has 14 100-yard games. WR Rueben Randle had career-high 2 TDs in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 100+ yards or TD…
DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 3.5 sacks in past 5 vs. Phi. Has 14.5 sacks in past 16 vs. division. DE Justin Tuck has 5.5 sacks in past 6 vs. Phi. S Antrel Rolle had INT last week. Has INT in all 9 NFL seasons.