NFC East rivals Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants face off on Saturday at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field in the 2023 NFL Division Playoffs.
The matchup begins at 8:15 p.m. ET on TBEN. FoxSports.com and the TBEN Sports app will stream the division game.
It is the third time in seven weeks and the second time since 2023 on the calendar that the Giants and Eagles will face each other. The Eagles blew out the Giants on the road 48-22 in Week 14. When Philadelphia hosted New York in Week 18, the Eagles only won 22-16, even though the Giants rested many of their starters.
Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley did not play in what was a meaningless regular season finale for the Giants. New York was already locked into number 6 of the NFC. Philadelphia needed a win in the last game of the regular season to clinch the conference top seat and a first-round bye.
The Giants upset the Minnesota Vikings, 31-24, during Wild-Card Weekend. New York is looking for its second straight playoff victory.
Jalen Hurts returned to the field in Week 18 after missing two games due to a sprained shoulder. The injury appeared to affect the quarterback, who played one of his worst games of the season against New York. A month earlier, Hurts accounted for three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 26-point victory over the Giants.
The bye week was beneficial for Hurts, who is no longer on Philadelphia’s injury report. Hurts went 14–1 as the Eagles’ starter during the regular season.
Hurts is 3-1 in his career as a starter against the Giants. A month before Philadelphia defeated New York 34-10 the day after Christmas 2022, the Giants intercepted Hurts three plays in a 13-7 win at MetLife Stadium.
Hurts had a disappointing performance in his only playoff game. The quarterback went 23-of-43 for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in a 31-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wild-Card Weekend 2022.
Over the course of their history, the Giants and Eagles have split four playoff matchups. New York defeated Philadelphia 27-21 in the wild card round of the 1981 season. Nineteen years later, the Giants held off the Eagles 20-10 in the division playoffs en route to the Super Bowl.
In the 2006 season, Philadelphia defeated New York 23-20 at Wild-Card Weekend. Two years later, the Eagles upset the Giants 23-11 in the divisional round.
The Giants have not been to the NFC Championship Game since they won the Super Bowl 11 years ago. The Eagles were last in the NFC Championship Game five years ago when they won their first-ever Super Bowl.
Saturday’s winner will face either the Dallas Cowboys or the San Francisco 49ers.
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