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Season Preview: Week 16 Vs. Giants


Last season had its fair share of ups and downs for the Eagles, but the team's games against the Giants were two positive takeaways from the year. In the first meeting of 2015, the Eagles were Back in Black at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday Night Football and held quarterback Eli Manning and his offense to seven total points. Manning threw two interceptions, one of which was returned for a pick-six by cornerback Nolan Carroll.

The 27-7 victory was very fitting as Maxie Baughan and Brian Westbrook were inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame at halftime and the win brought the team back to the .500 mark on the season.

The tone of the second 2015 meeting between the two teams was vastly different. In the regular season finale, the Eagles took the field under then-interim head coach Pat Shurmur while the Giants took the field knowing very well it could be the last game they played for then-head coach Tom Coughlin. Looking to end their season on a positive, the Eagles went out and downed the Giants, 35-30.

Quarterback Sam Bradford threw for 320 yards against the Giants' defense and posted a 108.3 rating, while tight end Zach Ertz turned in 152 receiving yards. The team will look to play its second-to-last game of the 2016 season in a similar fashion, as it hosts its NFC East rival in Week 16 on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 8:25 PM and in addition to coverage on NBC and NFL Network, the game will be featured on Twitter, marking the Eagles' first game on the social media side.

New York Giants
Key Additions Key Losses
CB Eli Apple CB Prince Amukamara
NT Damon Harrison DE Robert Ayers
CB Janoris Jenkins LB Jon Beason
LB Keenan Robinson T Will Beatty
WR Sterling Shepard SS Craig Dahl
DE Olivier Vernon TE Daniel Fells
  CB Jayron Hosley
  DT Cullen Jenkins
  DT Markus Kuhn
  CB Trumaine McBride
  G Brandon Mosley
  WR Hakeem Nicks
  WR Rueben Randle
  C Dallas Reynolds
  G Geoff Schwartz
  DE George Selvie

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