The NFL announced that the Eagles' Week 18 game against the New York Giants will take place at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, January 7 at 4:25 PM. The game will be televised on CBS.
The Eagles (11-5) already have stamped their ticket to the playoffs and can still win the NFC East and finish as high as the No. 2 seed in the conference even after Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Of course, the Eagles need to finish with a better record than the Dallas Cowboys (also 11-5) to win the NFC East. For that to happen, the Eagles will need to take care of business against the New York Giants, who are 5-11 and mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.
These two teams just tangled on Christmas Day, with the Eagles winning 33-25 at Lincoln Financial Field. Jalen Hurts threw for 301 yards and accounted for two total touchdowns as the Eagles raced out to a 20-3 halftime lead. D'Andre Swift paced the rushing attack with 92 ground yards and a score and Jake Elliott connected on four field goals to thwart the Giants' comeback efforts in the second half.
The Giants fell to the Rams on Sunday 26-25 after a Mason Crosby 54-yard field goal attempt in the final minute went wide left, securing the win and a playoff berth for Los Angeles. New York went with Tyrod Taylor as the starter against the Rams and the veteran quarterback threw for 319 yards, with wide receiver Darius Slayton amassing 106 of those yards and a touchdown. Taylor replaced Tommy DeVito at halftime on Christmas against the Eagles.
Since 2014, the Eagles are 17-3 against the Giants, including playoffs, and have swept the season series six times in that span. The Eagles enter with a 9-4 all-time record at MetLife Stadium against their division rivals.