How to Watch Eagles vs. Giants: Time, TV Channel, Streaming, Key Matchups, Picks for 2023 NFL Playoffs

The Philadelphia Eagles And New York Giants are set up Relive their historic rivalry On Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, the teams will meet in the playoffs for the first time since the 2000 season — when the Giants beat the Eagles in the NFC divisional round. Philadelphia and New York have met four times in the postseason, with the Giants winning the first two (1981, 2000) and the Eagles winning the last two matchups (2006, 2008).

Philadelphia secured the No. 1 seed — and home-field advantage — by finishing with the best record (14-3) throughout the playoffs, while New York was the No. 6 seed in the playoffs (9-7 (-1)) and won Super Bowl XLVI for the first time in the 2011 season. advanced to the divisional round (thanks to a 31-24 win Minnesota Vikings)

The Eagles won both contests, 48-22 in Week 14 and 22-16 in Week 18, although New York rested its starters in Week 18 because it was already ranked No. 6 in the NFC. In the 48-22 victory, the Eagles rushed for 253 yards and scored the most points ever against the Giants on the road.

Philadelphia is 92-88-2 in the all-time series, 33-13 in the last 46 meetings against New York (since the Giants defeated the Eagles in the 2000 NFC Divisional Playoffs). Can the Giants turn the matchup on Saturday? Will Philadelphia continue its dominance in New York?

How to see

Date: Saturday, January 21 | Time: 8:15 pm ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Department (Philadelphia)
TV: Fox | Stream: fuboTV (try it for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Contradictions: Eagles -7.5, O/U 48

Giants offensive line vs. Eagles pass rush

The Giants’ offensive line improved in 2022, but faces a big test against the Eagles’ pass rush. The Eagles had a 38% pass rush rate this season, second best in the NFL. Philadelphia finished the season with 70 sacks, tied for the third most by a team in a single season in NFL history. Four Eagles players finished the season with 10-plus sacks, with Hassan Reddick 16 and Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat and Javon Hargrave leading the team with 11 each.

New York allowed a 43% pressure rate, the highest in the league. Philadelphia had seven sacks and 23 pressures in Week 14 against New York (when both teams played their starters), giving the Eagles a season-high. The 53.5% pressure rate allowed is New York’s second-highest pressure rate allowed all season.

The Eagles will have a full complement of pass rushers for Saturday’s contest, while the Giants will keep their starting offensive line intact. New York’s offensive line couldn’t be more inefficient than it was in Week 14.

Eagles Run Game Vs. Giants run defense

Both the Eagles and Giants have two of the best rushing attacks in football, with Philadelphia ranking fifth in rushing yards per game (147.6) and first in rushing touchdowns (32). The Giants are fourth in rushing yards per game (147.8) and fourth in rushing touchdowns (21), but there is a huge advantage that plays in the Eagles’ favor.

New York ranks 31st in yards per attempt allowed (5.2) and 27th in games allowed per game (144.2). The Giants allowed 253 yards to the Eagles in their Week 14 matchup, as Philadelphia averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Miles Sanders averaged 144 yards and 8.5 yards per carry, while Jalen Hurts finished with 77 yards and 11.0 yards per carry. The two combined for three touchdowns.

See also  Supreme Court upholds high school football coach who lost his job for praying after a game

The Giants have allowed just 113.2 rush yards per game since the Eagles’ offense, despite Philadelphia scoring 135 against New York in Week 18.

Prediction

Will Hurts’ shoulder be enough to get the Eagles offense clicking on all cylinders? That answer won’t be clear until Saturday night, but the absence of an injury report and an extra week of rest is a good sign. The Eagles have their starting lineup ready for this as well, with Avonte Maddox out as the lone starter (toe).

Philadelphia is more talented than New York, but the Giants are well-coached and Daniel Jones is coming off his best game of the year. The Eagles defense is more aggressive than the Vikings and should take advantage of a vulnerable Giants offensive line.

The Eagles will need to score early

Special game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

Eagles 34, Giants 21

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.