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Giants won’t get better chance for revenge against hated rival

Sterling Shepard remembers the moment when he understood “eggsactly” what the Giants’ rivalry with the Eagles means, especially in Philadelphia.

“It’s just a rowdy place to play in,” Shepard said. “We got an egg thrown at us on the bus ride in. That’s the type of game it is.”

Shepard wasn’t sure whether it happened last season or as a rookie.

“It hit right smack dab on my window,” he said.

Evan Engram, who had missed his third straight game with an MCL injury, recalls the helplessness of the Thursday night last month when he and fellow tight end Rhett Ellison were sidelined and forced to watch the humiliation of Eagles 34, Giants 13 at MetLife Stadium.

“It sucked,” Engram said. “It wasn’t a good night, wasn’t a good feeling.”

Payback Sunday.

This six-game Impossible Dream season is just that without Payback Sunday at the Linc.

Payback for Jake Elliott’s 61-yard field goal in front of euphoric Eagles fans as time expired in 2017. Payback for getting swept last season. Payback for 34-13.

“We want to come out and we want to show that that team they played the first time isn’t the same team they’re playing this time,” Will Hernandez told The Post.

Eli Manning was rattled by the Eagles. He resembled a shot fighter. The offensive line was dominated. Odell Beckham Jr. was head-butting a cooling fan on the sidelines and heading to the locker room before the first half ended for an IV.

It marked the first time the Eagles marched into MetLife Stadium as defending Super Bowl champs and too many Eagles fans were in the stands yelping with delight.

“It’s just always been that type of blood with the Eagles,” Shepard said. “You can go back in history and look at the game. We always give each other a fight, and that’s what was so surprising about the last game. We let it get away from us. We usually don’t do that with the Eagles. It usually comes down to the wire.”

The Eagles, just routed by the Saints, are vulnerable, especially in an injury-ravaged secondary. The run defense has been gashed lately. Doug Pederson has lost his Midas touch.

“I think every single one of our guys has this attitude that we’re gonna give it our all and we’re gonna come out 10 times harder than we did last time,” Hernandez said.

Saquon Barkley played one game at the Linc as a Penn State freshman. Many of his friends are Eagles fans.

“Growing up in [Coplay] Pennsylvania, knowing about Eagles fans, I know that they’re different. That’s the best word I can kinda use for them,” Barkley said smiling. “They do have a great fan base, and it’s gonna be a fun game.”

34-13 was not a fun game.

“They got us one time, they got us early in the season, and now they’re the next team on our schedule, so we gotta get ’em back,” Barkley said.

The Giants fell to 1-5 that night. Their season felt shattered. It stung their pride. Barkley had a 130-yard rushing night with a 50-yard TD romp and caught nine passes for 99 yards and it made no difference.

“Anytime you lose a game, you kinda let down Giants fans and you kinda let down yourself for this franchise,” Barkley said. “We didn’t play to our standards that game, and that’s something we hope we could change.”

This will be Zak DeOssie’s 12th visit to the Linc.

“It’s hostile-slash-fun at the same time,” he said. “It’s heated and passionate and … it’s personal. They have a solid fan base, and they let us know that we are indeed the visiting team and rivals.”

The 34-13 game was an embarrassment.

“It was a tough pill to swallow,” DeOssie said. “Any time we’re playing in the division, it’s very personal, and you never want to throw up a game like that, so we’re looking to rebound and do the best we can on Sunday and give our fan base something to cheer about even more so.”

Nate Solder belonged to Bill Belichick when he lost Super Bowl LII to the Eagles.

“This game means a lot,” Solder said. “It’s a conference game, it’s a rival game, we gotta keep winning just to keep things going. … Yeah, it means a lot, absolutely, for a lot of reasons.”

Giants Against the World.

“We’re hoping to bring a party bus back,” Engram said.

The Payback bus.

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