The Philadelphia Eagles have returned to the East Coast for the third and final tilt of a three-game road stretch. Sunday’s matchup features a battle against the New York Giants.
Despite being a division game, this matchup lacks juice.
The Eagles already wrapped up the NFC East by defeating the Los Angeles Rams last weekend. Now the Birds are looking to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture.
Philadelphia will obviously be moving forward without Carson Wentz as their starting quarterback. The second-year signal caller suffered an unfortunate season-ending ACL injury in L.A. Now it’s up to Nick Foles and the rest of the team to step up in Wentz’s absence.
The Giants should be a relatively easy test for the Wentz-less Eagles. New York is really bad and banged up. The Giants fired their head coach (Ben McAdoo) and general manager (Jerry Reese) last week so they’re clearly about to undergo some major changes this offseason.
In the meantime, Eli Manning is still the Giants’ starting quarterback. He was able to have some success when he came to Philadelphia earlier this season. Of course, he won’t have Odell Beckham Jr. to throw to this time around.
And that’s all the more reason we should see a dominant performance from the Eagles defense on Sunday. With Wentz going down, there’s a lot of pressure on Jim Schwartz’s unit to really step up. Foles and the offense should be able to score enough to put the Eagles in a position to win as long as the defense does their job. We’ll see if that’s the case.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman
Location: MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Network replay: TBA
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Per Bovada, the Eagles are heavy favorites.
Philadelphia Eagles -7.5 (-110)
New York Giants +7.5 (-110)
The Eagles are 81-84-2 in 167 all-time regular season appearances against the Giants. These two teams last played in Week 3 earlier this season when Jake Elliott hit a 61-yard walk-off field goal to give Philadelphia a 27-24 win.
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Eagles 2017 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - at Washington Redskins (Sept. 10, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - at Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. New York Giants (Sept. 24, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Los Angeles Chargers (Oct. 1, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 8, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at Carolina Panthers (Oct. 12, 8:25 PM ET, CBS/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Washington Redskins (Oct. 23, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 29, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Denver Broncos (Nov. 5, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 10 - BYE
Week 11 - at Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 19, 8:30 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 12 - vs. Chicago Bears (Nov. 26, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - at Seattle Seahawks (Dec. 3, 8:30 PM ET, NCB) Sunday Night Football
Week 14 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 10, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at New York Giants (Dec. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 - vs. Oakland Raiders (Dec. 25, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football on Christmas
Week 17 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)