The Eagles (9-6) were officially eliminated from the 2015 NFL playoffs last week. Still, Philadelphia is set to finish the season against the Giants in an NFC East rivalry matchup. The Meadowlands will host the division contest that will be more about pride than anything else. New York (6-9) has long been eliminated from playoff contention.
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Mark Sanchez will handle quarterback duties following an up-and-down performance against the Washington Redskins. The Eagles have lost three-straight games after starting the season 9-3. The Giants, meanwhile, have won three games in a row. Chip Kelly doesn't plan on resting his veteran starters in order to find playing time for the team's younger players.
Date: December 28, 2014
Time: 1 PM ET
Announcers: Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston
Location: Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Network replay: Tuesday, Dec 30. at 2:00 PM EST
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Sirius 119 (Internet 823)
Local radio: 94 WIP
Per OddsShark, the Giants are the favorites.
New York Giants -2.5
Philadelphia Eagles +2.5
Over/under: 52.5 points
This will be the 165th meeting between the Giants and Eagles. The Giants lead in their series together, 85-78-2. The Eagles have played the Giants more than any other team in the NFL. In the last 14 season, the Eagles (7) and Giants (4) have combined for 11 NFC East titles. The Eagles are 2-1 against the Giants under Chip Kelly.
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NFL Injury Report
OUT: QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Bradley Fletcher (hip)
PROBABLE: OLB Trent Cole (hand), NT Beau Allen (shoulder), DE Brandon Bair (knee), TE Trey Burton (back), S Chris Maragos (hamstring), WR Jordan Matthews (knee), LB Mychal Kendricks (ankle)
OUT: LB Devon Kennard (toe)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Andre Williams (shoulder)
PROBABLE: RB Rashad Jennings (ankle), LB Paul Hazel (hamstring), LB Jameel McClain (knee)
- Mark Sanchez needs to throw for 118 passing yards to combine with Nick Foles for the passing yards in a season set last year by Foles, Michael Vick and Matt Barkley [4,406].
- Cody Parkey is tied for second in the league with scoring [140 points].
- LeSean McCoy needs 80 rushing yards to be the first Eagles running back in team history to have three 1,300-yard rushing seasons.
- Emmanuel Acho spent seven weeks on the Giants practice squad last season.
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Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
C Dallas Reynolds (2009-2013)
DT Cullen Jenkins (2011-2012)
DT Mike Patterson (2005 1st round pick, 2005-2012)
S Quintin Demps (2008 4th round pick, 2008-2009)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2011-2012)
OT Michael Bamiro* (Practice Squad 2013)