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The Giants are getting more respect at the Eagles than they did a few weeks ago. But they will still be a sizable underdog in the NFC divisional round.

Big Blue has opened as a 7.5-point underdog against the Birds, according to DraftKings. The Giants advanced to a third matchup with the Eagles after winning their first playoff game since Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday with a 31-24 win at the Vikings in an NFC wild card game. Philly had a bye week after clinching the top seed in the NFC.

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The Giants lost both regular season games to the Eagles, their NFC East rival. But they acquitted themselves well in the regular season finale. The Giants rested their starters but still managed to cover as a two-touchdown road underdog in a 22-16 loss. The Eagles had hammered them, 48-22, earlier in the year at MetLife Stadium.

This will be the fifth postseason meeting between the Eagles and Giants. The playoff series is tied at 2. The Eagles have won the last two meetings — a 2006 wild card matchup in Philadelphia and a 2008 divisional round game in the Meadowlands. The Giants won a 1981 wild card game in Philly and a 2000 divisional game at home.

The Giants are 14-4 against the spread this season, according to StatMuse. The Eagles are 8-9.

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James Kratch is the managing editor of ESNY. He previously worked as a Rutgers and Giants (and Mike Francesa) beat reporter for NJ Advance Media.