The Giants travel down the turnpike to Lincoln Financial Field to face the hated Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon. The last time these two teams faced one another was last December 19th, when the Eagles scored 28 unanswered points in the final 7:28 to shock the New York crowd and leave the Giants on the outside looking in at the NFC Playoffs.
Kickoff: 1:00 pm
TV: FOX (Ch 5 in NYC) Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
Radio: WFAN 660AM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross
Last Game at Site: 11/21/10: Eagles 27, Giants 17. Facing 4th down & trailing 17-16, Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy scores 50-yard rush TD for decisive points as Eagles took over the NFC East lead.
The Line: Eagles -9 (O/U 48)
GIANTS: Out: WR Mario Manningham (concussion), CB Prince Amukamara (foot), WR Domenik Hixon (knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) Probable: C David Baas (lower leg), TE Travis Beckum (hamstring), DT Jimmy Kennedy (knee)
EAGLES: Out: DE Juqua Parker (ankle), DE Darryl Tapp (pectoral) Probable: QB Michael Vick (concussion), S Nate Allen (knee), TE Brent Celek (hip), DE Trent Cole (hand), WR Riley Cooper (hamstring), TE Clay Harbor (ankle), LB Akeem Jordan (shoulder), T Winston Justice (knee), LB Brian Rolle (quadricep), CB Asante Samuel (finger), WR Steve Smith (knee), QB Vince Young (hamstring)
GIANTS NOTESQB ELI MANNING has 100+ rating in 2 of past 3 vs. Phi. In last meeting, completed 23 of 39 (59 pct.) for 289 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 105.6 rating…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has rush TD in 2 of past 4 vs. Phi. In past 3 vs. Phi. with 20+ att.
RB BRANDON JACOBS has rushed for 282 yards (94 per game) & 2 TDs…WR HAKEEM NICKS has 39 catches for 616 yards (88 per game) & 4 TDs in past 7 division games. In last meeting,
WR MARIO MANNINGHAM had 8 catches for 113 yards & 2 TDs (35 & 33 yards). Has 14 career TDs & 12 have been 20+ yards. Averages 36.4 yards per TD catch in career (510 yards)…
DE JUSTIN TUCK has 4.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 2 vs. Phi. Aims for 3rd meeting in row with sack. Had 1.5 sacks last week. LB MICHAEL BOLEY had 65-yard FR-TD in Week 2. DE OSI UMENYIORA has 12.5 sacks in past 10 vs. Phi. (incl. playoffs). DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 4.5 sacks in past 4 division games…
EAGLES NOTESQB MICHAEL VICK won both starts vs. NYG last year, passing for 500 yards with 3 TDs & rushing for 164 yards & 2 TDs. Has won past 4 division starts, completing 81 of 127 (63.8 pct.) for 1,103 yards with 9 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 105.2 rating & rushing for 260 yards & 5 TDs. QB MIKE KAFKA completed 7 of 9 (77.8 pct.) for 72 yards last week…
RB LE SEAN MC COY leads NFL with 3 rush TDs & ties for NFL lead with 4 TDs. Has 638 scrimmage yards (127.6 per game; 431 rush, 207 rec.) in past 5 vs. division …WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON had game-winning 65-yard PR-TD as time expired in last meeting. In career vs. NYG, has 5 TDs (2 rec., 2 PR, 1 rush). Has 27 TDs (20 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) in career & averages 45.7 yards per TD (1,234 yards).
WR JEREMY MACLIN had career-high 13 catches & 171 yards last week (2 TDs). TE BRENT CELEK has TD in 3 of past 4 meetings…In past 3 vs. NYG at home, CB ASANTE SAMUEL has 3 INTs, FF & FR. Has NFL-best 37 INTs since 2006. DE TRENT COLE has 10 sacks in past 11 at home.