The Eagles faced the Giants for Monday Night Football, sporting their #BackInBlack uniforms. View the full gallery here...
All week, the status of injured Giants wideout Odell Beckham, Jr. loomed large over this Monday night meeting between Philadelphia and New York. There was a thought that after being held out of all three practice days this week because of a hamstring issue, the dynamic sophomore could miss the primetime meeting. But with first place the NFC East on the line, Beckham, Jr. will suit up.
Last time the Eagles played the Giants, in last year's season finale, the star wide receiver went for a career-high 185 yards on 12 catches with a touchdown. But after ranking 20th in the league in yards allowed per passing attempt last year, the Eagles are now ninth in that category. They'll look to keep Beckham, Jr., and New York's offense in check on Monday Night Football.
There was fear that Ryan Mathews, the Eagles' leading rusher at 205 yards on the year, would miss the game due to a groin injury that popped up during the week. But like Beckham Jr., he too will be available.
Philadelphia will be without wide receiver Nelson Agholor (ankle), defensive end Brandon Bair (groin) and linebackers Kiko Alonso (knee) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) due to injury. Rounding out the inactive list will be quarterback Thad Lewis, offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson, and cornerback Denzel Rice.
The inactives for the Giants will be wide receiver Victor Cruz, offensive lineman Bobby Hart, defensive end Robert Ayers, defensive tackle Louis Nix, linebacker Devon Kennard, and cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Trumaine McBride.