New York Giants Game Notes: Week 3 At Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 22: (L-R) Head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles shakes hands with head coach Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants after their game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants with a score of 24 to 19. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The winless New York Giants head to the City of Brotherly Love looking to get on track against the rival Philadelphia Eagles.

New York Giants (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)

History

  • Including playoffs, Eagles are 14-4 in last 18 meetings between these two teams dating back to their second matchup in 2008.
  • Teams split season series last year for the first time since 2013. Giants won 29-23 at MetLife Stadium (Week 9); Eagles won 24-19 at Lincoln Financial Field (Week 16).
  • Giants have lost three straight in Philadelphia dating back to 2014.

New York Giants By The Numbers

  • Lost to Lions, 24-10, in Week 2.
  • Off to a 0-2 start for the fourth time in five seasons dating back to 2013.
  • Including playoffs, scored fewer than 20 points in eight straight games dating back to ‘16.
  • QB Eli Manning: 92 TD passes, 46 INT in 50 regular season games dating back to ‘14 (18 TD passes, NFL-high 27 INT in 16 games in ’13).
  • Allowed 28 offensive touchdowns in 18 regular-season games dating back to ’16.
  • DE Olivier Vernon: Including. playoffs has 8.5 sacks in last 12 games (1 sack in first 7 games in ’16).
  • Including playoffs, Giants have 22 takeaways in last 13 games (3 takeaways in first 6 games in ’16).

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Philadelphia Eagles By The Numbers

  • Lost to Chefs, 27-20, in Week 2.
  • Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz: 15 TD passes, 16 INT, 4 lost fumbles in last 15 games (5-10); 5 TD passes, 0 turnovers in first 3 games (3-0) in ’16.
  • Allowed 24-plus points in 10 of their last 15 games (allowed combined 27 points in first 3 games in ’16).
  • Eagles are 16-22 in last 38 games dating back to ’14 (opened 9-3 in ’14).
  • Allowed 101 points in 8 wins, 274 points in 10 losses in ’16…5-10 in last 15 games dating back to ’16 (opened 3-0 in ’16).

Things To Look For

The idea of the Giants’ offensive front having to deal with Jim Schwartz’s aggressive defense doesn’t bode well for a New York attack that has struggled mightily. Then again, Ben McAdoo’s club does have some effective receivers that could prove to be a real headache for those suspect Philadelphia cornerbacks. Whichever team exercises some patience when it comes to the running game figures to come out on top. These days, that looks like the Eagles have more potential in that regard.

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