The 2010 NFL regular season game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants (host) is set for Sunday December 19 (1 PM EST) at New Meadowlands Stadium. FOX channel will provide TV coverage for this game. Philadelphia and New York are co-leaders of the NFC East, with each enjoying a 9-4 record. This article offers TV info and predictions for the 2010 Eagles-Giants game.
1) Eagles-Giants Head to Head
This pivotal contest features a match-up of two division co-leaders in the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. The winner of this game will likely win the NFC East. Furthermore, the Eagles-Giants rivalry is among the oldest in the NFL dating back to 1933. Since 2000, the two teams have encountered 24 times with the Eagles enjoying a 14-10 advantage. Furthermore, Philadelphia has won the last five contests against rival New York. The last meeting between the two teams was earlier this year, with the Eagles easily beating the Giants 27-17.
2) Michael Vick vs. Eli Manning
The highly anticipated game pits two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks (Michael Vick and Eli Manning) against one another. For the season, Philadelphia’s Vick has accumulated (in only 9 starts this season) 2513 passing yards, 17 TDs, and a fantastic QB rating of 104. New York’s Manning, on the other hand, is enjoying a decent but not spectacular season. To date, Manning has thrown for 3169 yards with 24 TDs and a QB rating of 87. Statistically speaking, Michael Vick has a clear edge over Eli Manning.
3) Andy Reid vs. Tom Coughlin
Sunday’s contest has all the ingredients for a potential classic. In addition to this being one of the greatest NFL rivalries, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are currently tied for the NFC East lead. This game could very well clinch the division for one of the teams. Most significantly, the two teams come into this contest playing their best football of the year. The Eagles have won 5 of their last 6 games, while the Giants are enjoying a three-game winning streak.
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Philadelphia comes into this contest with one of the best offensive units in the game. Andy Reid’s team ranks second overall in scoring, behind only the New England Patriots. The Eagles is probably the most balanced team offensively, placing 5th in passing and 6th in rushing. In another word, there is not much the other 31 teams could do to prevent Andy Reid’s crew from putting points on the board. Philadelphia is slightly below average defensively, ranking 17th in opponent passing yards and 11th in rushing defense.
While Philadelphia has been relying mostly on Michael Vick and the offense to win games, the New York Giants have been utilizing both its offense and defense. Tom Coughlin’s team is the most rounded of all NFL teams, ranking in the top 9 in both points scored and points allowed. The Giants is especially impressive on the defensive end, placing 2nd in passing defense and 5th in opponent rushing yards. On the offensive front, the team is also formidable placing 12th in passing and 4th in rushing.
Who will win this division-clinching game? All four of the Giants’ losses this season have been against teams with a strong quarterback, who is capable of making big plays when needed. Look for Michael Vick to assert his dominance in this game.
My prediction for the 2010 NFL regular season game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants: the Eagles win 30-24. Kickoff time for the game is 1 PM EST. The game will be played at New Meadowlands Stadium, and will be broadcast by FOX channel.