PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants have gotten started at Lincoln Financial Field as the crowd rocks for the fifth-ever postseason meeting between the Eagles and the Giants. New York goes into this matchup as underdogs but has defied the odds all season en route to the divisional round.
Arguably his career-best performance, Daniel Jones completed 24 of 35 passes for 301 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions (115.7 rating) as New York posted a road-season high 31 points in their wildcard win at Vikings. Jones set the franchise playoff record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (78) and became only the third quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 75 yards in a playoff game. Jones also became the first player in league history to have 300+ passing yards, 70+ rushing yards, and 2+ passing touchdowns in a playoff game.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has been resting on that sprained shoulder for two weeks but has not been on injury reports all week. He is expected to be ready as the healthy Eagles only have one starter (slot cornerback Avonte Maddox). The Eagles won both matchups, 48-22 in Week 14 and 22-16 in Week 18, although New York rested its starters in Week 18 because it was already seeded at No. 6 in the NFC. In the 48-22 win, the Eagles rushed for 253 yards and scored the most points ever against the Giants on the road.
Philadelphia has dominated this rivalry since New York ended the Eagles’ season in the divisional round of the playoffs. Can the Giants turn their fortunes against their NFC East rivals in front of a hostile crowd?
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Date: Saturday 21 January | Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)
TV: Fox | Electricity: fuboTV (try for free)
Consequences: CBS Sports App
opportunities: Adler -7.5, O/U 48