The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) host the surging New York Giants (3-7) in a battle for last place in the NFC East in Week 12.
The Eagles have won the last four games versus the Giants, the latest coming on October 11, 34-13, at MetLife Stadium. Philly has also won eight of the last nine (.889) overall in the series. Dating back to 2008, the Eagles are 16-4 (.800) in their last 20 games against the Giants.
With those terrible numbers in mind, here are some of Sunday’s biggest storylines…
The Giants barreled into the second half of the schedule with two straight victories after a disappointing 1-7 start to the season. To be fair, five of their seven losses have been by seven points or less. They could very well be 5-5 or better. It doesn’t matter that they beat the Jimmy Garoppolo-less 49ers and the messy Buccaneers. Wins are wins in this league.
Philadelphia went into their by week with a 4-4 record and have fallen flat thus far in the second half of the season. They lost, 27-20, to Dallas at home and got blown right out of the Superdome, 48-7, by the Saints last week. Their running game and defensive back seven are reeling due to injuries.