The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants played in the rain when they last faced off in Week 14. Now the two teams will be playing in the elements once again. The forecast for this Week 17 game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey nearly guarantees precipitation, via Weather.com:
As you can see, the Eagles and Giants could’ve potentially avoided playing in the rain if the league didn’t flex the kickoff time from 1:00 PM to 4:25 PM. Too late now.
It remains to be seen which side stands to benefit the most from the rainy conditions. The Eagles beat the Giants in the rain back in Week 14, so there’s that. It also seems worth mentioning that Daniel Jones threw one interception and fumbled three times during a rainy Giants home loss to the Arizona Cardinals earlier this year.
Then there’s the thought that Eagles fans attending this game are more likely to stick it out than Giants fans. Eagles fans are cheering for their team to clinch the NFC East while Giants fans don’t have much to root for ... unless they’re really hoping the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs.
Rain or not, the pressure is on the Eagles to beat the Giants today. Gotta find a way to make it happen.
Q. If there’s rain or snow in the forecast, is there anything you guys do extra or what can you do extra to prepare for those elements?
DOUG PEDERSON: Not much. We’ve been in the elements already this season, so guys are prepared for that. I try to, again, present that to the team so they can expect weather, same as if it’s going to be 100 degrees outside. So just basic communication with them. But we’ve had success in the weather this year and expect it again.