The New York Giants go to battle tonight with their longtime foe, the Philadelphia Eagles. Here are some of the key bullet points about the matchup.
The Giants have a record of 83-77-2 against the Eagles in the regular season. The rivals have only met four times in the postseason and have both have won two of those games.
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The Giants lead in points scored in the head to head games 3,125 to 3,022 in regular season play.
The Giants have the 31st ranked pass defense; the Eagles have attempted the 14th most passing plays in the NFL this season. The Eagles rank 15th in passing yards per game with 245.8.
Oct 11, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) throws a pass during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Saints, 39-17. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is coming off a great game in which he threw for 333 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Eagles leading receiver is Jordan Matthews. Matthews has 30 receptions for 325 yards and 1 touchdown. Odell Beckham Jr. leads the Giants with 31 receptions for 428 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Both teams have struggled to get consistent effort from their rushing attacks. The Giants average 91.2 yards per game rushing which ranks 27th in the NFL. The Eagles average 93.2 rushing yards per game which ranks 21st.
Eli Manning and Bradford have had a similar start to the season but Manning has more yards and less picks. Manning has thrown for 1,417 yards, 10 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Bradford has thrown for 1,281 yards, 8 touchdowns and six interceptions.
The Eagles have won three of the last four games against the Giants. The Eagles swept the Giants in the 2014 season.
Both teams use a running back by committee approach and ask a lot of their running backs in the passing game. Darren Sproles and Shane Vereen are possibly the two best pass catching running backs in the NFL.
The Giants are leading the race for the NFC East crown with a record of 3-2. A win would give them a firm grasp on the division, though there would be a lot of football left to play. A loss would give both teams matching records and would make for a much more clumped together division.
The Giants Will Be Without Prince Amukamara in this contest and he could miss 4-6 weeks.