When will the Giants and Eagles play and can the Giants beat the Eagles?
The Giants defeated the Vikings to move on to the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, where they’ll face the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend.
Now that the Giants have defeated the Vikings in the Wild Card round, they move on to face NFC East winners and their familiar foe, the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Giants pulled off a road win in one of the most difficult stadiums today. But can they pull it off in Philly? Well, there’s more to consider than just the stadium.
When is the Eagles vs Giants Divisional playoff game?
The Eagles will host the Giants at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Saturday, January 21. The time is TBD.
Can the Giants beat the Eagles?
After today, who can say? But I’ll say this - it’s unlikely. In the regular season this year, the two rivals played each other twice and both games were in the last five weeks. In both games, the Eagles won. On December 11, the Eagles won in New York, 48-22. On January 8, the Eagles beat the Giants at home, 22-16. This will be the first time the Eagles have ever had a chance to beat the same team three times in one football season.
In the first game, the Eagles dominated. Quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns while adding 77 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. Running back Miles Sanders had 144 rushing yards to add to that. And the Giants’ leader in today’s Wild Card win, running back Saquon Barkley, was held to just 28 rushing yards and hero quarterback Daniel Jones was sacked four times by the Eagles defense.
In the second game though, the score was a little closer, but that’s mostly due to the fact that Hurts was a bit injured and though the Eagles still decided to start him, they were careful not to over-exert him.
Next week will be a big opportunity for the Giants, but will they be able to maximize on it? The Giants have little playoff experience since this is their first since 2016 and their first playoff win since 2011. Though head coach Brian Daboll has said that does not matter at all and it didn’t when they beat the Vikings. But the Eagles will be a different ballgame. It may not be an easy win for the Eagles - the Giants are disciplined and have a very good leader under Daboll and Hurts may not be at a hundred percent just yet. But even still, the Eagles are the better team and coming off a bye week to then play at home against a rival they know quite well. I’m taking the Eagles.
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