The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles meet Saturday in NFL NFC Divisional Playoffs at Lincoln Financial Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New York Giants Preview
The New York Giants look to make their first NFC Championship Game since the 2011 season. Daniel Jones is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 301 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Isaiah Hodgins and Darius Slayton have combined for 193 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Saquon Barkley has 5 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 149.4 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 78 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, New York is allowing 24 points and 332 yards per game. Xavier McKinney leads the New York Giants with 8 tackles, Darnay Holmes has 2 tackles for loss and Leonard Williams has 1 pass deflection.
The Philadelphia Eagles Preview
The Philadelphia Eagles look to make their first NFC Championship Game since the 2017 season. Jalen Hurts is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith have combined for 2,692 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns, while Dallas Goedert has 55 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 147.6 yards per contest, and Miles Sanders leads the way with 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 20.2 points and 301.5 yards per game. T.J. Edwards leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 159 tackles, Haason Reddick has 16 sacks and C.J. Gardner-Johnson has 6 interceptions.
New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles Trends
The Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 playoff games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 33-15-3 in Giants last 51 games overall. The over is 11-3 in Eagles last 14 home games. The Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Philadelphia. The road team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Philadelphia Eagles should be big favorites as they've been arguably the best team in the league all year, they're at home and have the rest advantage. However, the Giants are just one of those teams that may not be the most talented, but is very well coached and does a lot of the little things right to hang around. This is also a division game where teams know each other well, and the game was close when they clashed a couple of weeks ago. Six of the last 9 meetings between the Eagles and Giants have been decided by 10 or fewer points. The Eagles should win, but I expect a close one. Give me the road dog.