It's gameday! The Eagles and Giants clash at MetLife Stadium today and we have the entire game covered on PhiladelphiaEagles.com and on our official app. Here is what you need to know – as well as some inside looks at the Eagles as they prepare for the Giants ...
1. BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TODAY
Our coverage on PhiladelphiaEagles.com begins at 11 a.m. as we air our three Eagles Television Network shows. At 12:30, we're live from the NovaCare Complex and from MetLife Stadium with the Kickoff Show as the Eagles get ready to play New York. Bo Wulf and Adam Caplan host the Kickoff Show and the Halftime Report, and then are joined by former Eagles quarterback A.J. Feeley for our Post-Game Show, presented by Ricoh, that begins immediately after the contest.
2. DEFENSIVE MISSION: CONTAIN WR CRUZ
Victor Cruz is having a fantastic season in an otherwise underwhelming opening quarter of the season for the Giants offense. Cruz has 26 receptions for 425 yards and four touchdowns, a pace that projects to 104 catches, 1,700 yards and 16 touchdowns in 16 games.
The Giants are raving about Cruz, who is in his third season as a dominating wide receiver after an inactive rookie campaign.
"He's played well all season," said quarterback Eli Manning. "He's making a lot of plays and winning his one-on-one battles. I think he's done a great job of coming in and continuing to play at a high level. That's great and hopefully everybody else can catch up to that level."
The Giants have indicated during the week that they expect the Eagles to shade some extra coverage in Cruz's direction. It's likely that Brandon Boykin will see a lot of Cruz when the receiver lines up in the slot.
3. GET TOGETHER WITH OTHER FANS AT THE VIRTUAL LINC
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4. NO MATTER WHERE YOU'RE AT, WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED
Fans can follow the #PHIvsNYG action on PhiladelphiaEagles.com/social, which features all of your favorite social media platforms. Twitter has real-time team updates, Instagram has behind-the-scenes photos and Facebook is a great place to interact directly with other fans.
5. A WEEK OF WORK AND AN INACTIVE DAY AHEAD
The routine for players on the practice squad is an interesting one. They practice all week with the team, taking part in individual drills and working with the scout team on the field, attending all of the meetings off the field and then watching from the sidelines on gamedays.
Tough work for players who have been stars throughout their football careers. But it's the way of the world for players on NFL practice squads.
"I never stopped believing in myself," said cornerback Cary Williams, who was drafted by Tennessee in 2008, shuttled between the active roster and the practice squad and was cut three times in a year and a half before being claimed off of waivers by Baltimore. "It's important not to dwell on the tough times. That's what I kept telling myself."
Who will be the first to be promoted from the team's practice squad? We shall see. The practice squad for the Eagles is: defensive end Brandon Bair, offensive tackle Michael Bamiro, safety Keelan Johnson, linebacker Travis Long, wide receiver Will Murphy, safety Trenton Robinson, wide receiver Greg Salas and running back Matthew Tucker.