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Eagles-Giants Week 17 showdown flexed to 4:25 p.m.

The NFL announced that it has flexed the Week 17 showdown next Sunday between the Eagles and the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium to a 4:25 p.m. kickoff.

The Dallas Cowboys will host Washington at the same time.

By virtue of Sunday's 17-9 win over the Cowboys, the Eagles are in first place in the NFC East with a one-game lead over Dallas. If the Eagles beat the Giants, they are the NFC East Champions regardless of what the Cowboys do!

An Eagles loss combined with a Dallas loss still gives the Eagles the division. If the two teams finish with identical records, the Cowboys hold the tiebreaker despite the Eagles' win on Sunday.

The Giants are 4-11 after beating Washington 41-35 in overtime on Sunday. The Eagles and the Giants played each other on December 9 with Philadelphia rallying for a 23-17 overtime victory. Tight end Zach Ertz scored the game-tying touchdown on a 2-yard pass from quarterback Carson Wentz with 1:53 left in the game then the two connected again for yet another 2-yard scoring play on the opening drive of overtime to win the game. The victory sparked the current three-game streak that has propelled the Eagles into position to win capture the division title in Week 17.

Eli Manning started at quarterback for the Giants in the Week 14 matchup. Rookie Daniel Jones returned to the lineup after missing two games with a high ankle sprain and threw for 352 yards and five touchdowns, both career highs, against Washington.

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