You've almost got to feel bad for NY Giants head coach Brian Daboll. At this point last year, the G-Men were wrapping up an impressive regular season, getting ready to take down the Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Round.
Fast forward to present time and the G-Men are 5-11 on the year and they're about to play a meaningless game against the Eagles at home in the season finale. While the Giants are missing out on the playoffs, people still want to see New York take down Philly to keep their rough stretch going - the Eagles have lost four of five.
When asked about extra pressure in facing the Eagles, Coach Dabes said the rivalry doesn't change how he's preparing ahead of kickoff:
Brian Daboll is treating the Eagles game just like any other showdown for the Giants
This is exactly what you'd expect Daboll to say ahead of a game, as he wants to win every time his guys take the field. However, there's something about losing to the Eagles that is driving Giants Nation absolutely mad.
With Daboll and Joe Schoen in town, the Giants are 0-4 against Philly AND 0-4 against the Cowboys. With the Eagles in particular, the Giants went 0-3 against them in '22, including the embarrassing performance in the NFC Divisional Round last winter.
New York was hoping to post an upset against the Eagles in Week 16 last month, but some questionable calls late in the action prevented Daboll and Co. from potentially forcing overtime. Yeah, we're not over the insane missed call in the end zone when Reed Blankenship tossed Saquon Barkley to the ground while the ball was still in the air.
Regardless of that, no one wants to see the Eagles post yet another season sweep of the Giants in 2024. In order for that not to happen, Big Blue will need to post a victory over the Eagles at MetLife Stadium this weekend. This may be just another game to Coach Dabes, but that's not how thousands of G-Men supporters are feeling. Nope, not at all.