The last game of the Philadelphia Eagles 2014 season is finally here.
Unfortunately for Eagles fans, it's a game that doesn't mean very much. The Birds are 9-6 after losing three straight games and they were eliminated from playoff contention last week. The Giants, meanwhile, were eliminated after starting 3-9 but have since won three straight games to move to 6-9.
Much has changed since the first time these two teams met in October. The Giants were riding a hot streak into that game but the Eagles shut them out by a final score of 27-0. Philadelphia made New York silly for talking trash before the game. That Giants loss was also the first of their seven-game losing streak.
There was a lot of hype heading into the first Eagles-Giants game. As for this matchup, not so much. Some Eagles fans don't even want their team to win. This poll shows that the majority of fans (42%) just want to see the team lose in order to get a better draft pick. 36% of voters still want to see the team win, but another 22% are completely indifferent.
This game may or may not the final time some players suit up in an Eagles uniform. The futures of Trent Cole and Brandon Graham are unclear. The former may be a salary cap casualty while the latter is expected to test free agency. Injured players like Todd Herremans and DeMeco Ryans may have already played their last games as well, but we'll see.
It's not impossible that this game also marks the end of the Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin era. New York fans are expecting both to stay, but it's not a guarantee. While those fixtures might be leaving, it's clear rookie Odell Beckham Jr. isn't going anywhere. Whoever lines up at cornerback -- it might not actually be Bradley Fletcher -- against Beckham will have a huge challenge.
Eagles-Giants Preview: Meaningless game?
Mike Kaye and Dan Klausner preview Sunday's season finale against the Giants.
The Eagles are three point underdogs in this game. I know they haven't looked hot lately, and the Giants have, but New York has beat up on some pretty bad teams while the Birds have faced some good ones (outside of Washington). I think the Birds win this one to finish the season strong. But for the sake of this post, I'm predicting a tie. Because who cares?
So what do you think? Will the Eagles come out on top?
Bold prediction: Josh Huff scores his first offensive touchdown