NFL sets start time and date for Giants Eagles big match

NFL sets start time and date for Giants-Eagles big match

The Eagles’ crucial game against the Giants is scheduled for Sunday at 4:25 p.m., the NFL said on Monday.

For the first time since 2019, the Eagles head into the regular season finals with the playoff seeding at stake. In 2019, on the final day of the regular season, they beat the Giants 34-17 at MetLife Stadium to capture the NFC East title.

They will win this year’s NFC East title – and a Round 1 bye – with a win over the Giants on Sunday at the Linc.

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The Giants, 9-6-1, are seeded 6th in the NFC playoff bracket and can’t help or hurt themselves. But the Eagles have a lot on the line. This is their third chance to secure the top seed in the Conference Bracket and earn the associated bye.

The Eagles, 13-3, would set a franchise record for wins with a win over the Giants and win their Premier League title since 2019.

If they lose, the only way they can win the division is with the Cowboys losing to the Commanders at FedEx Field and the 49ers losing to the Cards at State Farm Stadium. All three games are scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m

If the Eagles fail to win the NFC East, they would be seeded 5th with the best record among non-division winners. They would then open the wildcard weekend of the playoffs – Jan. 14-16 – on the road against the No. 4, who is the winner of the worst-record division. These are the Buccaneers who ended the Eagles’ season in the wild card round in Tampa last year.

No team has won the NFC East in consecutive years since the Eagles won their fourth straight title in 2004.

The Eagles defeated the Giants 48-22 at MetLife Stadium in December. They’ve won 23 of the last 29 meetings since 2008, and they’ve won eight straight at the Linc, dating back to a 15-7 loss in 2013 when Matt Barkley played most of the game for the Eagles after Michael Vick had won injured.

Giants coach Brian Daboll was noncommittal Monday when asked if he plans to play his starters in what is essentially a meaningless game.