We’ve got an old fashioned NFC East rivalry on tap for next Saturday night’s divisional round of the playoffs.
The New York Giants beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-24 on Sunday. It was the Big Blue’s first playoff win since Super Bowl XLVI, and it earned them a trip down I-95 to Philadelphia the following week.
The Eagles, the No. 1 seed in the NFC, will take on the sixth-seeded Giants on Saturday night, with the winner advancing to the NFC Championship Game.
,#giants Vs #Eagles in the Divisional Round in Philly. It’ll be fun,” said NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport after the matchups were finalized.
FS1’s Nick Wright said, “The Cowboys-Bucks winner will head to San Fran, while the Giants head to Philly. The Eagles have to be thrilled with this result.”
,#giantsEagles next weekend. Awesome theatre,” added Zach Braziler of the New York Post.
“Giant Eagles oh baby oh baby,” added FanDuel’s Kay Adams.
“Giants coach Brian Dabol on getting third crack at Philadelphia Eagles after two losses in regular season: ‘I think we’ve got a lot of work to do.
The Eagles beat the Giants twice this season, winning 48–22 at MetLife Stadium on December 11 and 22–16 at Lincoln Financial Field last weekend.
New York rested most of their key starters in that regular season finale, while it was the first game for Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts who had missed two weeks due to a shoulder sprain.
The two longtime rivals have met in the playoffs four times and have split those meetings.