The lights come on Saturday night to illuminate an all-encompassing NFC East rivalry until the division round of the current mail season.
Less than a week after pulling off one of the biggest upsets in Super Wild Card Weekend history, New York Giants enter Lincoln Financial to face off for the third time this year Philadelphia Eagles.
No organization has won more games this season than the NL-leading Eagles trying to reach their first Super Bowl since 2017 when they defeated the New England Patriots in Minnesota.
The Eagles are the favorites in the Las Vegas casinos to reach the NFC Championship game and that’s for nothing. Philadelphia swept the Giants in the annual series, including a 48-22 victory in Week 14.
But some things have changed since then.
As the Eagles clinched the NFC East title down to the final game of the season, the Giants became one of the most formidable underdogs in recent memory.
This much Giants like Philadelphia have quarterbacks under 25 years old that game after game they are experiencing the best of football life when hundreds of fans chant his name.
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Until the right shoulder injury, Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia) he was viewed as the best quarterback of the season and a legitimate MVP contender. However, Hurts lost the race for the National Football League’s top individual award by missing two games.
Fortunately for him and his team, he was able to get the rest he needed to compete for the trophy. Vince Lombardi, the one everyone wants to take home at the end of every year.
While Daniel Jones is coming off the best performance of his career in defeating the Vikings in the first round of the playoffs. Jones silenced his critics by stacking up 400 total yards with two touchdowns. Actually, Daniel Jones became the first player in NFL history to reach 300 passing yards and 75 rushing yards in a postseason game.
But the quarterback’s numbers The Giants are dwarfed by Hurts.
Injuries piled up during the regular season six 300 games or more total yards. The Eagles quarterback also had three or more touchdowns in seven games. Hurts ranks 10th in passing yards, 11th in passing yards and boasted the 6th fewest interceptions among starters during the regular season.
When the Giants and Eagles’ two big men line up Saturday night, It will be the first NFL playoff game in history in which both starting quarterbacks reach at least 600 yards in the regular season, so expect a game where their running skills help them solve some matches.
Philadelphia’s offensive line is one of the best in the entire National Football League. He always helped his quarterback give himself enough time to find his best options and make his shots. of Left tackle Lane Johnson didn’t allow a sack or a hit against his quarterback.
while Jones will have to face a defense that racked up 70 sacks.
The Eagles defense allowed 22 touchdown passes, but had 17 interceptions in the regular season, another challenge for Jones that turns Saturday’s game up.
In conclusion, Jalen Hurts has something Jones can’t: a top receiver.
The Eagles won to AJ Brown, who finished the season with 88 receptions for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The historical rivalry between these teams is dominated by Philadelphia 91-87-2 on a three-game winning streak.