If the NFC East plays out as it has over recent seasons, it will all come down to this. Of course, if the Eagles have been good enough, perhaps there will be little to play for in this trip up I-95 than playoff seeding. But the possibility also stands that the Eagles and Giants will be playing for a division title as the seasons winds down on December 28.
In a way, the last time the Eagles and Giants met at the Meadowlands was a bit of a coming out party for
One of the biggest reasons why the Giants were able to get back in the game after facing an early 12-point deficit was because of how well they slowed down
Offensively, the Giants received terrific performances from their wide receiving corps. Entering the game, the Eagles were asked about how they would slow down Victor Cruz, and they were able to do so, limiting him to just 48 receiving yards. However, Hakeem Nicks (nine catches for 142 yards) and Rueben Randle (96 yards, two touchdowns) each had big days. Eli Manning threw for 334 yards, but he was once again bitten by the turnover bug, something that plagued him all season long. He was intercepted three times, including a spectacular one-handed takeaway by
The key for the Eagles in this year's matchup at MetLife Stadium may just be their ability to shut down the Giants' running game. New York added running backs Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams to a group that already includes David Wilson and Peyton Hillis. If all of those backs can stay healthy, New York could feature a strong running game in 2014. Eagles players like
But there is so much unknown that will unfold over the next few months. We can't wait to see how it all turns out.