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The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are set to resume their historic rivalry at Lincoln Monetary Discipline on Saturday, the primary time the groups will meet within the playoffs because the 2000 season — when the Giants beat the Eagles within the NFC divisional spherical. Philadelphia and New York have met within the postseason 4 instances, with the Giants successful the primary two matchups (1981, 2000) and the Eagles successful the previous two matchups (2006, 2008). 

Philadelphia earned the No. 1 seed — and home-field benefit all through the playoffs — by ending with the most effective document within the convention (14-3), whereas New York was the No. 6 seed within the playoffs (9-7-1) and superior to the divisional spherical for the primary time since successful Tremendous Bowl XLVI within the 2011 season (due to a 31-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings). 

The Eagles received each matchups, 48-22 in Week 14 and 22-16 in Week 18, though New York rested its starters in Week 18 as a result of it was already locked into the No. 6 seed within the NFC. Within the 48-22 victory, the Eagles rushed for 253 yards and scored probably the most factors ever in opposition to the Giants on the highway. 

Philadelphia leads the all time collection, 92-88-2, together with going 33-13 of their previous 46 conferences in opposition to New York (because the Giants defeated the Eagles within the 2000 NFC divisional playoffs). Can the Giants flip the rivalry round Saturday? Will Philadelphia proceed its dominance of New York?

The best way to watch

Date: Saturday, Jan. 21 | Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Monetary Discipline (Philadelphia)
TV: Fox | Stream: fuboTV (attempt at no cost)  
Comply with: CBS Sports activities App 
Odds: Eagles -7.5, O/U 48

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Giants offensive line vs. Eagles cross rush

The Giants offensive line has improved in 2022, but faces an enormous take a look at in opposition to the Eagles’ cross rush. The Eagles had a 38% stress price this season, which was the second finest within the NFL. Philadelphia completed the season with 70 sacks, tied for the third most by a crew in a season in NFL historical past. The Eagles had 4 gamers end the season with 10-plus sacks, with Haason Reddick main the crew with 16 and Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat, and Javon Hargrave every having 11. 

New York allowed a stress price of 43%, the very best within the league. Philadelphia had seven sacks and 23 pressures within the Week 14 victory over New York (when each groups performed their starters), which tied a season-high in pressures for the Eagles. The 53.5% stress price allowed was the second-highest stress price allowed by New York all season. 

The Eagles can have their full contingent of cross rushers for Saturday’s matchup whereas the Giants even have their beginning offensive line intact. New York’s offensive line cannot be extra inefficient than it was in Week 14. 

Eagles run sport vs. Giants run protection 

The Eagles and Giants each have two of the most effective speeding assaults in soccer, with Philadelphia rating fifth in rush yards per sport (147.6) and first in speeding touchdowns (32). The Giants are fourth in speeding yards per sport (147.8) and fourth in speeding touchdowns (21), but there’s an enormous benefit that performs within the Eagles’ favor.

New York ranks thirty first in yards per try allowed (5.2) and twenty seventh in yards per sport allowed (144.2). The Giants allowed 253 yards to the Eagles of their Week 14 matchup, as Philadelphia averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Miles Sanders had 144 yards and averaged 8.5 yards per carry whereas Jalen Hurts completed with 77 yards and 11.0 yards per carry. The 2 mixed for 3 touchdowns. 

The Giants have allowed simply 113.2 rush yards per sport since that onslaught by the Eagles, regardless that Philadelphia gained 135 off New York within the Week 18 matchup. 


Is Hurts’ shoulder adequate to have the Eagles offense clicking on all cylinders? That reply will not be clear till Saturday evening, however Hurts not being on the damage report and getting that further week of relaxation are glorious indicators. The Eagles even have their contingent of starters prepared for this one, with Avonte Maddox being the lone starter out (toe). 

Philadelphia is extra proficient than New York, however the Giants are nicely coached and Daniel Jones is coming off his finest sport of the yr. The Eagles protection is extra aggressive than the Vikings and will benefit from a inclined Giants offensive line. 

The Eagles should rating early and infrequently to take the Giants out of this one, carrying the momentum of the house crowd with them. 

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Eagles 34, Giants 21

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