Eagles vs. Giants how to watch: time, TV channel, stream, key matches, picks for the 2023 NFL Playoffs

Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are set on Renewal of the historical rivalry between them At Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, it was the first time the two teams had met in the playoffs since the 2000 season — when the Giants beat the Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round. Philadelphia and New York have met in the postseason four times, with the Giants winning the first two (1981, 2000) and the Eagles winning the last two (2006, 2008).

Philadelphia gained the top seed—and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs—by finishing with the best record in the conference (14-3), while New York was the No. 6 seed in the playoffs (9-7). -1) and advanced to the divisional round for the first time since winning Super Bowl XLVI in the 2011 season (thanks to a 31-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings).

The Eagles won both games, 48-22 in Week 14 and 22-16 in Week 18, although New York had a break in its start in Week 18 because it was already locked into the No. 6 seed in the NFC. In the 48-22 victory, the Eagles rushed for 253 yards and scored the most points ever against the Giants on the road.

Philadelphia leads the series all time, 92-88-2, including going 33-13 in their past 46 meetings against New York (since the Giants defeated the Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoffs in 2000). Can the Giants turn the competition around on Saturday? Will Philadelphia continue to dominate New York?

How do you watch

Date: Saturday January 21st | time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)
television: Fox | Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Continued: CBS Sports app
Prospect: Eagles -7.5, O/U 48

Featured game | Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants

Giants offensive line against the Eagles pass rush

The Giants’ offensive line has been improved in 2022, but it faces a major test against the Eagles’ pass rush. The Eagles’ press average has been 38% this season, second best in the NFL. Philadelphia finished the season with 70 sacks, tied for third by a team in a single season in NFL history. The Eagles had four players finish the season with more than 10 sacks, with Hasson Reddick leading the team with 16 and Brandon Graham, Josh Sweet and Javon Hargrave each having 11.

New York allowed a pressure rate of 43%, the highest in the league. Philadelphia had seven sacks and 23 pressures in a Week 14 win over New York (when both teams played the starters), which tied the season-high for the Eagles in pressures. The allowed pressure rating of 53.5% was the second highest allowed in New York all season.

The Eagles will have their full set of pass attackers for Saturday’s game while the Giants will also have their starting offensive line. New York’s offensive line couldn’t be more ineffective than it was in Week 14.

Eagles Run Game vs. Giants Run Defense

The Eagles and Giants both have two of the best rushing attacks in football, with Philadelphia ranking fifth in peak yards per game (147.6) and first in rushing touchdowns (32). The Giants are fourth in rushing runs per game (147.8) and fourth in rushing touchdowns (21), yet there is a huge advantage playing in favor of the Eagles.

New York ranks 31st in yards per attempt allowed (5.2) and 27th in yards per game allowed (144.2). The Giants allowed 253 yards to the Eagles in the Week 14 game, as Philadelphia averaged 8.2 yards per carry. Miles Sanders had 144 yards and an average of 8.5 yards per carry while Jalen Hurts finished with 77 yards and 11.0 yards per carry. The two combined for three touchdowns.

The Giants have only allowed 113.2 rushing yards per game since that offense by the Eagles, though Philadelphia gained 135 yards from New York in the Week 18 matchup.

prediction

Is Hurts shoulder good enough to get the Eagles offense pressing on all cylinders? That answer won’t be clear until Saturday night, but it hurts not to be on the injury report and getting that extra week of rest are excellent marks. The Eagles also have their group of starters ready for this one, with Avonte Maddox being the sole (toe) starter.

Philadelphia is more talented than New York, but the Giants are well coached and Daniel Jones is coming off his best game of the year. The Eagles defense is more aggressive than the Vikings and should take advantage of the Giants’ sensitive offensive line.

The Eagles are going to have to score early and often to get the Giants out of this, and carry the home crowd’s momentum with them.

Featured game | Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants

Eagles 34, Giants 21

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