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Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) at Seattle Seahawks (7-4)
Raise your hand if you had the Eagles starting the season 10-1? If you're raising your hand right now, you're a liar. I am sure many of us thought the Eagles would make a jump this year and get to the playoffs and possibly win the division, but I don’t think anyone saw this coming. Doug Pederson’s Eagles have the best record in the NFL and are riding a 9 game winning streak into their toughest test of the season as they travel to Seattle to take on Russell Wilson and the 12th man of the Seahawks. The Seahawks are the most complete team the Eagles have faced so far this season ranking in the top 10 on both offense and defense. The Seahawks defense has suffered some recent injuries losing both Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor with season ending injuries, but they still have a very good defense filled with playmakers at every level. The Eagles match up much better with them this year than they did a year ago, but will need to play more efficiently this week and not make the turnovers this week as they did last week against the Bears. The Seahawks lost their last two home games and would miss the playoffs if the season ended today. Their backs are against the wall right now, so the Eagles better expect them to come out giving everything they have in prime-time on Sunday Night Football. The Eagles need to start fast to try to take the crowd out of the game. This game should be a slugfest between two defensively stout teams and should make for some great football Sunday night.
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Date
Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Game Time Game Location
8:30 PM - Eastern CenturyLink Field
7:30 PM - Central 800 Occidental Ave S
6:30 PM - Mountain Seattle, WA 98134
5:30 PM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open
Surface: Fieldturf
Temperature:44°F
Feels Like: 43F
Forecast: Partly Cloudy. Partly cloudy until evening.
Chance of Precipitation: 26%
Cloud Coverage: 31%
Wind: ESE 2 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -6
OveUnder: 47
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 9-2, Seattle 4-6-1
Where to Watch on TV
NBC will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Al Michaels will handle the play-by-play duties and Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Seattle Radio
Seahawks Radio Steve Raible returns for his 35th season in the radio booth, his 13th as the play-by-play announcer and “Voice of the Seahawks” after 22 seasons as the Seahawks analyst. Hall of Fame quarterback, Warren Moon, returns to the Seahawks radio team for his 13th season as an analyst.
National Radio
Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and Mike Holmgren (analyst) will call the game for Westwood One’s national broadcast.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Seahawks Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 81 (Internet 825) SIRI 83 (Internet 828)
XM Radio XM 81 (Internet 825) XM 83 (Internet 828)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 81 (Internet 825) SXM 83 (Internet 828)
Eagles Social Media Seahawks Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
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Instagram Instagram
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NFC East Standings
Team Record Pct Home Away Div Conf PF PA Strk
Eagles 10-1 .909 6-0 4-1 4-0 8-0 351 191 9W
Cowboys 5-6 .455 2-4 3-2 2-1 4-4 248 270 3L
Redskins 5-6 .455 3-3 2-3 1-3 4-5 258 276 1W
Giants 2-9 .182 1-4 1-5 0-3 0-8 172 267 1L
Series Information
The Seattle Seahawks lead the Philadelphia Eagles (8-7)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
December 12th, 1976 at Veteran's Stadium Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 27 - Seattle Seahawks 10
Points Leader
Seattle Seahawks lead the Philadelphia Eagles (323-286)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-1 against the Seahawks
Pete Carroll: 3-1 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Pete Carroll: Carroll leads 1-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Seahawks: 0-1
Russell Wilson: Against Eagles: 2-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Russell Wilson: Wilson leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Seahawks lead the Eagles: 3-0
Record @ CenturyLink Field: Series tied 2-2
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 1 - Seahawks No. 9
Record
Eagles: 9-1
Seahawks: 7-4
Last Meeting & Last at Site
Monday, Nov 20th, 2016
Seahawks 26 – Eagles 15
Russell Wilson threw for 272 yards and a touchdown, and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Doug Baldwin for the Seahawks in a win where the Philadelphia WRs did nothing to help rookie Carson Wentz, especially Agholor who had an illegal formation penalty that negated a 57 yard Ertz TD in the 11 point loss.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
11/20/16 Seahawks Eagles 26-15
12/07/14 Seahawks Eagles 24-14
12/01/11 Seahawks Eagles 31-14
11/02/08 Eagles Seahawks 26-7
12/02/07 Seahawks Eagles 28-24
12/05/05 Seahawks Eagles 42-0
12/08/02 Eagles Seahawks 27-20
09/23/01 Eagles Seahawks 27-3
09/06/98 Seahawks Eagles 38-0
12/03/95 Seahawks Eagles 26-14
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Seahawks Seahawks
2017 Weekly Matchup
Week 13 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 13 - "Expert" Picks
2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Seahawks Season Stats
2017 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 213 354 60.2% 2657 28 5 104.0
Wilson 256 411 62.3% 3029 23 8 95.2
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount 137 658 59.8 4.8 2
Ajayi 20 194 64.6 9.7 1
Wilson 65 401 36.5 6.2 3
Lacy 68 176 22.0 2.6 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 55 639 63.9 11.6 7
Baldwin 58 698 63.5 12.0 4
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 7.0 31.0
Bennett 7.5 29.0
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 57 38 19 1.0
Wagner 100 76 24 1.5
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Mills/Robinson/McLeod 3 16
WagneThomas/Sherman(IR) 2 9
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D.Jones 40 1949 61 46.4 41.3 12 4 0
Ryan 59 2661 74 45.1 40.3 22 4 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 22 18 81.8% 61 29/32
Walsh 24 18 75.0% 49 24/25
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Smallwood 4 93 23.3 28 0
Lockett 21 543 25.9 57 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Barner 17 201 11.8 76 0 11
Lockett 25 164 6.6 21 0 19
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Total Offense 381.5 3rd 363.1 8th
Rush Offense 147.5 2nd 102.9 20th
Pass Offense 234.0 15th 260.2 7th
Points Per Game 31.9 1st 24.2 10th
3rd-Down Offense 45.5% 3rd 40.3 11th
4th-Down Offense 73.3% 2nd 57.1 9th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 71.8% 1st 50.0% T-20th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Total Defense 291.6 6th 311.7 8th
Rush Defense 65.1 1st 98.4 9th
Pass Defense 226.5 16th 213.4 10th
Points Per Game 17.4 3rd 19.3 9th
3rd-Down Defense 28.6% 2nd 37.8 12th
4th-Down Defense 28.6% T-5th 42.9% 15th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 48.0% 8th 48.2 9th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Seahawks Stat Seahawks Rank
Turnover Diff. +9 T-3rd +5 T-9th
Penalty Per Game 7.0 T-21st 9.9 32nd
Penalty Yards Per Game 61.6 24th 83.7 32nd
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video – The game many expected could be a trap for the Eagles turned into a rout of the Bears 31-3. The Eagles controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage and dominated the Bears running backs sending them the wrong direction as they ended the day with -6 yards rushing. The Eagles secondary also picked off Mitch Trubisky twice on the day. On offense, the Eagles running game was on point as they ran for 176 and Carson Wentz threw for 3 TDs and 227 yards before an early exit in the 4th quarter to prevent injury and give Nick Foles some playing time. The Eagles had their first 100 yard receiver this season as Zach Ertz crossed the century mark. The game wasn’t perfect though both Blount and Ajayi fumbled the football running and Malcom Jenkins fumbled after making a nice interception.
Seahawks - Video – The Seahawks overcame a sloppy start Sunday to win 24-13 against rival 49ers. Russell Wilson threw an interception on the first play from scrimmage, but recovered and threw for two touchdowns to give him 150 career TDs passing and also ran for a short score. Blair Walsh continued to struggle as he missed two FGs to open the game before connecting on a 34 FG late. The Seahawks defense stout and able to keep the team in the game until the other two phases of the game got on track. They held Carlos Hyde to 9 yards on 8 carries in the first half and 47 yards overall, while the forced an INT from CJ Beathard and sacked him three times in the Victory.
Connections
Eagles HC Doug Pederson was born in Bellingham, WA, and grew up in Ferndale, WA. Pederson recently admitted that he "Grew up a Seahawks Fan" and used to attend Seahawks games at The Kingdome.
Eagles LBs coach Ken Flajole is from Seattle and previously coached the Seahawks’ DBs (1999, 2001-02) and LBs (2000).
Eagles Safeties coach Tim Hauck played for the Seahawks in 1997.
Eagles Defensive Quality Control/Assistant DL coach Phillip Daniels was selected by Seattle in the 4th round of the 1996 NFL Draft.
Eagles S Chris Maragos played for the Seahawks from 2011-13 and was a member of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII championship team.
Eagles P Donnie Jones was selected by Seattle in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Seahawks Northeast Area Scout Todd Brunner worked for the Eagles for four seasons (1994-97) as an area scout covering the Northeast. He joined the Eagles as a scouting intern in 1992 and worked as a scouting assistant in 1993.
The father of Seahawks WR Paul Richardson, Paul Sr., appeared in one game for the Eagles in 1993.
Seahawks DE Marcus Smith III was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 2014 draft and played 3 seasons for the Eagles.
Seahawks DB Byron Maxwell played 1 season with the Eagles in 2015.
Eagles 2nd Round pick Sidney Jones attended University of Washington.
Eagles DT Destiny Vaeao attending Washington State University.
Pro Bowlers
Eagles Seahawks
OT Jason Peters (Starter) DE Cliff Avril (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DE Michael Bennett (Starter)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt) CB Richard Sherman (Starter)
FS Rodney McLeod (1st Alt) MLB Bobby Wagner (Starter)
PR Darren Sproles (1st Alt) WR Doug Baldwin (1st Alt)
C Jason Kelce (2nd Alt) QA Russell Wilson (2nd Alt)
ST Chris Maragos (2nd Alt) TE Jimmy Graham (1st Alt)
C Justin Britt (1st Alt)
MLB KJ Wright (1st Alt)
SS Kam Chancellor (1st Alt)
K Steven Hauschka (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Tony Corrente
Philadelphia has produced 20 points or more in fifteeen consecutive contests dating back to Week 14 in 2016, which is the longest active streak in the NFL.
Philadelphia owns the best record (10-1) in the NFL. The Eagles have started 10-1 for just the fourth time in team history (tied for their best start all-time through 11 games), having previously done so in 2004, 1980 and 1949.
Philadelphia has won a franchise-record-tying 9 straight games for just the third time in franchise history, having previously done so in 2003 (10/19/03-12/15/03) and 1960 (9/30/60-12/4/60).
Philadelphia has the longest active winning streak in the NFL.
Philadelphia has scored 30+ points in 5 consecutive games, which is tied for the 2nd longest streak in franchise history (6 games, 10/23/49-11/27/49).
Philadelphia is just the third NFL team since 1950 to record 1,600+ rushing yards and allow less than 800 rushing yards through 11 games, joining the 2001 Steelers (1,973-793) and 1964 Bills (1,676-759).
Philadelphia has rushed for 175+ yards in 3 consecutive games for the first time since 11/25/90-12/9/90 (also 3). The Eagles have also rushed for 100+ yards in 10 straight games, which is the longest active streak in the NFL.
Philadelphia leads the NFL in rushing defense (65.1). Philadelphia has not allowed a 100+ yard rusher since Week 6 of 2016.
Philadelphia’s +160 point differential (351-191) is the best mark by an NFL team through 11 games since the 2012 Patriots (+163). It is also the Eagles’ best mark through 11 games since 1949 (+216). In the last 3 games, Philadelphia has outscored opponents by a 119-35 (+84) margin.
Carson Wentz is just the third QB in NFL history to throw 28+ TDs and no more than 5 INTs through 11 games, joining Tom Brady in 2015 (28-4) and 2007 (39-4) and Aaron Rodgers in 2014 (30-3) and 2011 (33-4).
Philadelphia has three different players with 6+ receiving TDs (Zach Ertz - 7, Alshon Jeffery - 7, Nelson Agholor - 6) through 11 games for the first time in team history.
Draft Picks
Eagles Seahawks
DE Derek Barnett DT Malik McDowell
CB Sidney Jones C Ethan Pocic
CB Rasul Douglas CB Shaquill Griffin
WR Mack Hollins S Delano Hill
RB Donnel Pumphrey DT Nazair Jones
WR Shelton Gibson WR Amara Darboh
LB Nathan Gerry S Tedric Thompson
DT Elijah Qualls S Mike Tyson
OT Justin Senior
WR David Moore
RB Chris Carson
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Seahawks
WR Torrey Smith OG Luke Joeckel
WR Alshon Jeffery RB Eddie Lacy
DE Chris Long OG Oday Aboushi
DT Timmy Jernigan K Blair Walsh
RB LaGarrett Blount DE Marcus Smith III
CB Patrick Robinson S Bradley McDougald
G Chance Warmack LB Michael Wilhoite
QB Nick Foles LB Terence Garvin
S Corey Graham DE Dion Jordan
CB Ronald Darby RB Mike Davis
K Jake Elliott DT Rodney Coe
OT Will Beatty OT Bradley Sowell
LB D.J. Alexander
OT Matt Tobin
DT Sheldon Richardson
CB Justin Coleman
OT Duane Brown
OT Issiah Battle
Notable Off-season Free-Agent Departures
Eagles Seahawks
CB Nolan Carroll K Steven Hauschka
DE Connor Barwin DT John Jenkins
DT Bennie Logan OT Bradley Sowell
QB Chase Daniel KR Devin Hester
CB Leodis McKelvin Brandon Williams
WR Dorial Green-Beckham OT Garry Gilliam
DE Marcus Smith LB Brock Coyle
RB Ryan Mathews CB Tramaine Brock
WR Jermaine Kearse
DE Cassius Marsh
Milestones
QB Carson Wentz (6439) needs 371 more yards to move ahead of his backup Nick Foles(11th) on the Eagles all-time passing yards list.
QB Carson Wentz has thrown multiple TDs in 7 straight games, which ties a franchise record. A multiple passing TD game on Sunday would give him the new franchise record with 8 straight games.
QB Carson Wentz (28) needs 2 more TDs for 30 TDs this season.
TE Brent Celek (4,968) needs 32 more yards to reach 5000 career receiving yards.
TE Brent Celek (393) needs 7 more receptions to reach 400 career receptions.
TE Zach Ertz (3479) needs 15 yards to move up to 16th on the Eagles all-time receiving list receiving list passing WR Harold Jackson and 54 yards to move up to 15th all-time passing TE/FB Keith Byars
DE Brandon Graham (36 – 8th) needs 1 sacks to move up to a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying LB Seth Joyner. He needs two sacks to move up to 8th passing William Fuller*.
DE Fletcher Cox (34 - 10th) needs 1.5 sacks to move into a tie for 9th all-time on the Eagles sack list with William Fuller.
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player. Jenkins is the only Eagles player to have a pick 6 in 3 straight seasons
TE Jimmy Graham (16 - 8th) needs 2 more TDs to move up to 7th on the Seahawks all-time receiving TD list, which would give him 10 TDs this season.
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge

WDB Matchups (CAPS = Shadow Coverage)

Eagles WRs vs. Seattle DBs IMAGE
Tm Rec/DB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
PHI Alshon Jeffery LWR 75 218 4.48 393 45 17 38 22 52 1.69 78.7 +22
SEA Shaquill Griffin RCB 73 200 4.38 350 0 9 91 18 53 1.19 74
PHI Nelson Agholor Slot 72 198 4.42 325 6 87 8 16 66 1.48 75.9 +2
SEA Justin Coleman Slot 71 190 4.53 302 3 93 4 15 67 1.31 81.9
PHI Torrey Smith RWR 72 205 4.41 310 37 19 43 13 59 0.98 43.5 -28
SEA Jeremy Lane LCB 72 190 174 49 33 17 17 68 1.46 37.8
Seattle WRs vs. Eagles DBs IMAGE
Tm Rec/DB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
SEA Paul Richardson LWR 72 183 4.4 435 53 16 31 15 64 1.59 79.4 -9
PHI Jalen Mills RCB 72 191 4.61 460 83 4 13 20 59 1.17 73.4
SEA Tyler Lockett RWR 70 182 4.4 393 14 56 30 15 63 1.18 76.7 -5
PHI Ronald Darby LCB 71 193 4.38 73 16 0 84 31 55 1.56 78.8
SEA Doug Baldwin Slot 70 192 419 9 76 15 23 68 1.82 85.4 +31
PHI Patrick Robinson Slot 71 191 4.46 351 7 75 18 18 53 1.26 92.5
TE Matchups IMAGE
Tm Receiver H Wt Rt Bl% Inl% S% W% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
PHI Zach Ertz 77 250 375 9 43 39 17 36 75 3.05 85.5 +14
SEA Bradley McDougald (S) 73 215 56 20 73 1.2 81.7
SEA Jimmy Graham 79 265 407 5 25 43 32 49 64 2.83 72.2 0
PHI Nigel Bradham (LB) 74 241 40 3 100 0.28 78.8
OL/DL Matchups IMAGE
Note: Pressure Rate and Yards Before Contact are projected numbers based on the starters' grades and are adjusted for injuries. All other stats are based on this season's data
Tm Press% SkConv YBCon Runs ins. 5 yd ln/gm TD ins. 5 yd ln% PB Adv. RB Adv.
PHI (OL) 5 19 2.43 1.1 33 -3 +24
SEA (DL) 6.7 16 1.65 0.6 57
SEA (OL) 5.3 11 1.61 0.7 0 -17 -37
PHI (DL) 7.2 18 1.34 0.5 17
Stats to Know
The Seattle Front 7 Run Defense
Seattle's been known for great run defense for several years now. This year is no different, as they feature three Defensive Linemen in the top 10 for EDs and DIs in Run Stop % (Bennett, Reed, and Richardson). As a side note, the Eagles feature the top two EDs in Run Stop % (Graham/Curry). The Seahawks god of a Middle Linebacker is also third in Run Stop % for LBs and is making a strong case for DPOY. Before they got hurt, CB Richard Sherman was 4th in Run Stop % for CBs and S Kam Chancellor was first for Safeties. As a team, they still allow eigth-best Yards Per Carry and ninth-best Rushing Yards Per Game. Missing Sherman and Chancellor hurts Seattle in many ways, including Run Defense.--Courtesy of PFF Elite
Matchups to Watch
Eagles Passing Defense vs. Seahawks Passing Offense
This key matchup will be the key matchup for the Eagles in this game. The Eagles haven’t faced a good QB in several weeks. That doesn’t take away from the impressive performances from the defense this season but Russell Wilson is an outstanding QB. Wilson is having a MVP season dragging the Seattle offense kicking and screaming this season. Since their last Super Bowl appearance, Wilson has been the focus of the offense, rightfully so, but also out of necessity. Presently, the Seahawks have 4 receivers with at least 400 receiving yards on the season. Jimmy Graham has been a red zone monster accounting for 8 TDs on the season and has had at least one in the last few games. The Seahawks enter the game with the 13th ranked passing offense by DVOA. Enter the red hot Eagles defense. Earlier in the season, this matchup would have scared all Eagles fans. But the secondary has played pretty well and should play well this week even if it is their first real test in some time. The Eagles defense comes into the game with the 4th ranked passing defense per DVOA and the 3rd ranked defense per DVOA overall. Baldwin is presently the 7th ranked receiver per PFF and is their best all-around receiver. Paul Richardson and Tyler Lockett are also excellent threats outside for Seattle. The Eagles feature one of the top CBs per PFF in Patrick Robinson, who has made a living in the slot this season. They will Ronald Darby and the improved Jalen Mills outside. The Eagles also have 3 good safeties who have done a great job shutting down opposing TEs on the season. This matchup will go a long way to determining the winner as Russell Wilson is an elite passer. Shutting down their passing attack would stall this offense mightily considering they have the worst rushing attack in football.
Eagles Defensive Front vs. Russell Wilson
I’m making the extremely obvious choice in singling out Russell Wilson here since the Seattle rushing attack is a joke. Rookie Chris Carson, who is out for the season, still leads all Seattle running backs in rushing. Overall, Russell Wilson is the best rushing option the Seahawks have. He can kill you through the air and on the ground. The Eagles have done a good job of limiting QBs running ability on the season outside of one long Cam Newton run, but Wilson is a whole new challenge. He’s basically Carson Wentz in the pocket. Last year, the Eagles defense allowed the Seahawks offense to average 5.1 YPC on the ground in their loss. I wouldn't expect the Seahawks to be remotely effective running the ball, but that doesn’t mean anyone should sleep on Wilson. The Seahawks have a putrid offensive line and they will be facing the best defensive line in football. Penetration shouldn’t be an issue for the Eagles on Sunday night – discipline will be the focus. The defensive front will have to play smart football all game to contain Wilson. One slip up can result in a huge play for the Seahawks. This is a matchup the Eagles can win but saying that doesn’t make it any easier.
Eagles Passing Attack vs Seahawks Passing Defense
The Legion of Boom is another year older and the wear and tear of football is starting to catch up to them. Two of their best players in the secondary, Dick Sherm and Kam Chancellor, are out for the season. While there is an opportunity for the Eagles offense to capitalize on the mediocre play of Jeremy Lane and Byron Maxwell, the Seahawks still have Earl Thomas – who will play in this game. Carson Wentz will have to play smart football considering Thomas’s ability to take away so much of what offense want to do through the air. The Eagles enter the game with the 5th ranked passing offense per DVOA while the Seahawks enter the game with the 9th ranked passing defense per DVOA. Zach Ertz has been a monster for the Eagles this season and Alshon Jeffrey has picked up his play of late. Nelson Agholor has been a valuable contributor to the offense and will be looking to redeem himself in Seattle after completely hitting rock bottom in last year’s game. While the Seahawks are pretty banged up on the back end, they do feature rookie Shaquill Griffin, who is the founding member of the Legion of Baby Boomers. Griffin is a fantastic athlete outside and has been a valuable starter on the season. He has been banged up with some injuries but will be playing. He shouldn’t be overlooked. He’s looking like he can develop into a good starter very soon. The Eagles have an opportunity to really stick it to the Seahawks through the air but they need to play smart as the Seahawks still have plenty of talent and great coaching on defense to make you pay for any mistakes.
Eagles Offensive Line vs Seahawks Defensive Front
This matchup is probably the most intriguing of the night considering each unit is a strength of their respective teams. The Eagles are entering the game with a great offensive line that hasn’t missed a beat after Jason Peters went on IR earlier in the season. Lane Johnson and Brandon Brooks have been playing at All Pro levels this season. Jason Kelce is having a career year at Center for the Eagles and Wisniewski has been a revelation at Left Guard. While there is a lot of faith in the Eagles offensive line, the Seahawks have a lot of talent on their defensive line. Michael Bennett is an excellent EDGE rusher. The Seahawks also have Sheldon Richardson and Frank Clark along the line. Big V will be tested in this game after a rocky performance against the Bears. Overall, the Eagles offensive line should hold up decently against the Seahawks but Seattle will make plays along the line. They also feature DPOY candidate Bobby Wagner, who is amazing. KJ Wright is another excellent LB for the Seahawks. For the Eagles to have success, they’ll need to keep Wentz clean and help open up lanes in the run game. This is will be a fun battle to watch between two excellent units.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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[Game Preview] Week 17 - Dallas Cowboys (8-7) at Philadelphia Eagles(13-2)

Dallas Cowboys (8-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (13-2)
It wasn't pretty, but at the end of the day a win is a win and the Eagles were able to pull one out against the Oakland Raiders in week 16 to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs to ensure the road to the Super Bowl comes through the City of Brotherly Love. The Eagles will look to stay undefeated at home and against the NFCE in a meaningless game against the division rival Dallas Cowboys as the roles are reversed from last season. On the the flip side the Cowboys will be playing for pride and possibly Jason Garrett's job as in the season finale. The Cowboys were eliminated from playoff contention last week with a loss to the Seahawks as frustration boiled over between second year QB and veteran WR Dez Bryant after Dak's second INT of the game. Prescott has struggled recently throwing 4 INTs and zero TDs in his last two starts. The Eagles are expected to rest many starters on Sunday, but QB Nick Foles is expected to see the field in hopes of getting himself right after his extremely poor outing last week against Oakland. The team hopes to end the season on a strong note in the meaningless game as they will have a bye to start the first week of the playoffs and await their opponent.
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Date
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 19°F
Feels Like: 6°F
Forecast: Partly Cloudy. Partly cloudy until afternoon.
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Cloud Coverage: 49%
Wind: NW 13 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Dallas by -2.5
OveUnder: 39
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 10-5, Dallas 7-7-1
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kenny Albert will handle the play-by-play duties and Ronde Barber will provide analysis. Kristina Pink will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Dallas Radio
Dallas Cowboys Radio Network Brad Sham returns for his 39th season in the Dallas Cowboys radio booth. Beloved by Cowboys fans, Sham's award winning play-by-play has provided the soundtrack to many of the most memorable moments in Dallas Cowboys history. Babe Laufenberg returns as the Network's full-time color analyst. A fixture on the sideline, veteran reporter Kristi Scales provides instant updates from the field.
National Radio
N/A
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Cowboys Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 81 (Internet 825) SIRI 135 (Internet 808)
XM Radio XM 81 (Internet 825) XM (Internet 808)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 81 (Internet 825) SXM 385 (Internet 808)
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NFC East Standings
Team Record Pct Home Away Div Conf PF PA Strk
Eagles(XYZ) 12-3 .867 7-0 6-2 5-0 10-1 457 289 3W
Cowboys 8-7 .533 3-5 5-2 4-1 6-5 348 332 1L
Redskins 7-8 .467 5-3 2-5 1-4 5-6 332 370 1W
Giants 2-13 .133 1-6 1-7 0-5 0-11 228 378 4L
[x]-Clinched Division [Y]-Clinched 1st Round Bye [Z]-Clinched Home Field Advantage
NFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Eagles(XYZ) East 13-2
2 Vikings(XY) North 12-3
3 Rams(Y) West 11-4
4 Saints(W) South 11-4
5 Panthers(W) South 11-4
6 Falcons South 9-6
[W]-Clinched Playoff Berth [X]-Clinched 1st Round Bye [Y]-Clinched Division [Z]-Clinched Home Field Advantage
Series Information
The Dallas Cowboys lead the Philadelphia Eagles (65-52)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 30th, 1960 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX. Dallas Cowboys 25 - Philadelphia Eagles 27
Points Leader
The Dallas Cowboys lead the Philadelphia Eagles (2542-2329)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 2-1 against the Cowboys
Jason Garrett: 7-8 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Jason Garrett: Pederson leads series 2-1
Quarterback Record
Nick Foles: Against Cowboys: 1-3
Dak Prescott: Against Eagles: 1-2
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Nick Foles vs Dak Prescott: First meeting between the QBs
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Cowboys lead the Eagles: 8-6
Record @ AT&T Stadium: Eagles lead the Cowboys: 6-4
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 4 - Cowboys No. 16
Record
Eagles: 13-2
Cowboys: 8-7
Last Meeting
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Eagles 37 - Cowboys 9
Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns and three 2-point conversions after Philadelphia lost kicker Jake Elliott to a head injury, and the Eagles all but wrapped up the NFC East with a 37-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in week 11.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Eagles 27 – Cowboys 13
Carson Wentz threw for 2 TDs and 245 yards in a meaningless games as the Cowboys rested starters and Tony Romo threw the final TD pass of his career in the loss.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
11/19/2017 Eagles Cowboys 37-9
1/1/2017 Eagles Cowboys 27-13
10/30/2016 Cowboys Eagles 29-23
11/8/2015 Eagles Cowboys 33-27
9/20/2015 Cowboys Eagles 20-10
12/14/2014 Cowboys Eagles 38-27
11/27/2014 Eagles Cowboys 33-10
12/29/2013 Eagles Cowboys 24-22
10/20/2013 Cowboys Eagles 17-3
12/2/2012 Cowboys Eagles 38-33
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Cowboys Cowboys
2017 Weekly Matchup
Week 17 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 17 - "Expert" Picks
2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Cowboys Season Stats
2017 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 53 90 58.9 498 5 1 88.1
Wentz (IR) 265 440 60.2% 3296 33 7 101.9
Prescott 291 460 63.3% 3145 21 13 86.7
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount 164 729 48.6 4.4 2
Ajayi 70 408 58.3 5.8 1
Elliott 215 880 97.8 4.1 7
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 72 800 61.5 11.1 8
Bryant 66 814 54.3 12.3 6
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 9.5 37
Lawrence 14.5 35
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 88 61 27 1.0
Lee 93 63 30 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Robinson 4 19
Heath 3 9
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 60 2734 62 45.6 40.6 18 5 1
C. Jones 58 2552 62 44.0 41.9 30 3 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 31 26 83.9% 61 39/42
Bailey 19 15 78.9% 56 26/27
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Barner 9 176 19.6 27 0
Switzer 23 586 25.5 61 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Barner 24 229 9.5 76 0 15
Switzer 23 244 8.7 83 1 8
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Cowboys Stat Cowboys Rank
Total Offense 375.5 4th 334.1 14th
Rush Offense 136.3 2nd 136.1 3rd
Pass Offense 239.2 12th 198.0 25th
Points Per Game 30.5 2nd 23.2 12th
3rd-Down Offense 42.9 5th 43.6 4th
4th-Down Offense 70.8 3rd 55.6 6th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 65.5 1st 60.8 6th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Cowboys Stat Cowboys Rank
Total Defense 306.9 5th 324.7 11th
Rush Defense 75.9 1st 106.3 11th
Pass Defense 231.0 20th 218.4 13th
Points Per Game 19.3 6th 22.1 16th
3rd-Down Defense 32.1 3rd 44.2 30th
4th-Down Defense 23.5 1st 36.4 11th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 56.8 22nd 57.1 T-23rd
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Cowboys Stat Cowboys Rank
Turnover Diff. +12 4th -2 T-19th
Penalty Per Game 7.3 T-25th 6.0 9th
Penalty Yards Per Game 60.9 23rd 58.3 18th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video – It was like a great Christmas present that was terribly wrapped. Nick Foles looked dreadful and the Eagles defense made some key mistakes in the first half, however they came up huge in the second half causing 5 turnovers including a key one late that led to a Jake Elliott 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left to give the Eagles a 3 point lead. The Eagles defense added another late TD as Derek Barnett scooped up a fumble on a late ditch lateral and the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs with a sloppy 19-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night.
Cowboys - Video – Dak Prescott's struggles finally caught up with him as the Cowboys as their 3 game winning streak and playoff hopes ended in a loss to Seattle Sunday. Dak Prescott threw two interceptions and the Dallas offense didn't score a touchdown despite the reunion with his backfield mate. Coleman gave Seattle a 14-9 lead in the third quarter when he reached down to catch Prescott's badly overthrown pass to Elliott and ran untouched 30 yards for a touchdown. The TD put Seattle in front for good and the Seahawks won a playoff elimination game against Dallas, beating the Cowboys 21-12 on Sunday in Ezekiel Elliott's return from a six-game suspension.
Connections
Eagles RT Halapoulivaati Vaitai is a native of Haltom, TX and went to Haltom High School. Vaitai played collegiately at TCU in Fort Worth, TX
Eagles S Jalen Mills was born in Dallas and grew up in DeSoto, TX and went to Desoto High School.
Eagles LB Jordan Hicks played collegiately for Texas.
Cowboys Safeties Coach Greg Jackson played for the Eagles during the 1994-95 season.
Cowboys Director of Pro Scouting Judd Garrett was selected in the 12th round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles but was released before the season began.
Cowboys Assistant Director of Video Stephen Gagliardino began his NFL career in 1995 as a ball boy with the Philadelphia Eagles when he was 16 years old, working training camp and game days at Veterans Stadium. He did that for four seasons before moving over to the Eagles video department in 1999, where he worked full time as an intern for three seasons (1999-2001).
Many Cowboys fans were born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia Area, however have no ties to Dallas nor have ever been to the city.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was born in Abington, PA, located roughly 15 miles north of Philadelphia
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox and Cowboys QB Dak Prescott played together at Mississippi State University when Prescott was a red shirt freshman.
Eagles OT Lane Johnson is from Groveton, TX and has family who are Cowboys fans including his grandmother who has told “Shut up, if you want to see 75” while she was routing for the Cowboys.
Eagles WR Mack Hollins and Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer played WR together at University of North Carolina the last 4 seasons.
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Cowboys
OT Lane Johnson OT Tyron Smith (Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) C Travis Fredrick
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) OG Zach Martin (Starter)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) DE Demarcus Lawrence (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter)
FS Malcom Jenkins
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (3rd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: John Parry
Philadelphia owns the best record in the NFL this season at 13-2. The Eagles’ 13 wins are tied for the most in single-season franchise history (also 2004, 13-3)
In Week 14 at L.A. Rams, Philadelphia clinched its 10th NFC East title and 25th all-time postseason appearance. The last time the Eagles clinched the division crown in Week 14 or earlier was in 2004 (clinched in Week 12).
In Week 15 at N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia secured a first round bye in the playoffs, marking just the sixth instance since 1970 that they accomplished the feat.
Philadelphia secured home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with their Week 16 win against Oakland.
Only five NFL teams have won 14+ games since 2008: 2016 Patriots (14-2), 2015 Panthers (15-1), 2011 Packers (15-1), 2010 Patriots (14-2) and 2009 Colts (14-2)
Philadelphia is 7-0 at home for the first time since 2004. The last time the Eagles finished the season 8-0 at home was in 1992. Overall, Philadelphia has gone undefeated at home just four times in franchise history, doing so in 1992 (8-0), 1949 (6-0), 1948 (6-0) and 1945 (6-0).
Philadelphia has scored 457 points (30.5 points per game), which ranks 2nd all-time in single-season franchise history, trailing only 2014 (474 points). Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Eagles are just 18 points shy of setting a new club record.
Philadelphia is aiming to go undefeated in NFC East games for the first time since 2004.
Philadelphia has scored 36 TDs on 55 red zone drives to lead the NFL in red zone TD efficiency (65.5%)
Philadelphia ranks 2nd in the NFL in total points scored (457), trailing only L.A. Rams (465).
Philadelphia ranks 2nd in the NFL in point differential (+168), behind L.A. Rams (+170). The Eagles are the first NFL team to score 450+ points (457) while allowing less than 290 points (289) since the 2012 Broncos (481-289).
Philadelphia owns the NFL’s 2nd-ranked rushing offense (136.3), trailing only Jacksonville (145.3). The Eagles have rushed for 2,000+ yards (2,045) for the first time since the 2013 campaign (2,566).
Philadelphia is just the sixth team in NFL history to record 2,000+ rushing yards and 38+ passing TDs, joining the 2011 Saints (2,127-46), 1999 Rams (2,059-42), 1998 49ers (2,544- 41), 1991 Bills (2,381-39) and 1987 49ers (2,237-44).
Philadelphia has converted 17 of 24 fourth downs, ranking 3rd in the NFL in fourth-down conversions (70.8%), trailing only New Orleans (85.7%) and Jacksonville (76.9%).
Philadelphia leads the NFL in rushing defense (75.9). The Eagles have allowed just 1,138 rushing yards this season, which is the club’s best mark since 1991 (1,136).
Philadelphia is just the seventh team in NFL history to register 2,000+ rushing yards while allowing no more than 1,200 rushing yards in a season, joining the 2010 Steelers, 2007 Vikings, 1969 Cowboys, 1964 Bills, 1946 49ers and 1940 Bears.
Draft Picks
Eagles Cowboys
DE Derek Barnett DE Taco Charlton
CB Sidney Jones CB Chidobe Awuzie
CB Rasul Douglas CB Jourdan Lewis
WR Mack Hollins WR Ryan Switzer
RB Donnel Pumphrey S Xavior Woods
WR Shelton Gibson CB Marquez White
LB Nathan Gerry DT Joey Ivie
DT Elijah Qualls WR Noah Brown
DE Jordan Carrell
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Cowboys
WR Torrey Smith OG Byron Bell
WR Alshon Jeffery OG Jonathan Cooper
DE Chris Long
DT Timmy Jernigan
RB LaGarrett Blount
CB Patrick Robinson
G Chance Warmack
QB Nick Foles
S Corey Graham
CB Ronald Darby
K Jake Elliott
LB Dannell Ellerbe
OT Will Beatty
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Cowboys
CB Nolan Carroll QB Tony Romo
DE Connor Barwin OG Ronald Leary
DT Bennie Logan OG Emmett Cleary
QB Chase Daniel DT Jack Crawford
CB Leodis McKelvin DT Terrell McClain
WR Dorial Green-Beckham CB Brandon Carr
DE Marcus Smith CB Morris Claiborne
RB Ryan Mathews SS Barry Church
FS JJ Wilcox
Milestones
QB Nick Foles (7251) needs 247 yards to move up to 9th all-time on the all-time Eagles Passing Yards list Norm Van Brocklin
QB Nick Foles (51) needs 4 TDs to move up to a tie for 9th all-time on the all-time Eagles Passing TDs list Norm Van Brocklin
TE Brent Celek (4,985) needs 15 more yards to reach 5000 career receiving yards.
TE Brent Celek (395) needs 5 more receptions to reach 400 career receptions.
TE Zach Ertz (3640) needs 7 yards to move up to 14th on the Eagles all-time receiving list all-time passing WR Jason Avant
DE Brandon Graham (38.5 – 7th) needs 1 sacks to move up to a tie for 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DT Andy Harmon.
DE Fletcher Cox (34 - 10th) needs 1.5 sacks to move into a tie for 9th all-time on the Eagles sack list with William Fuller.
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player. Jenkins is the only Eagles player to have a pick 6 in 3 straight seasons.
DE Demarcus Lawrence (23.5) needs 3.5 more sacks to move up to a tie for 10th on the Cowboys all-time sack list with Jay Ratliff and Jason Hatcher.
QB Dak Prescott (44) needs 2 TDs to move up to 7th on the Cowboys all-time passing TD list moving ahead of Eddie LeBaron.
RB Ezekiel Elliott (2511) needs 218 rushing yards to move up to 11th on the Cowboys all-time rushing yards list passing Felix Jones.
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge

WDB Matchups (CAPS = Shadow Coverage)

Eagles WRs vs. Cowboys DBs
Tm Name Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% TaRt C% YPRC Gr Adv
PHI Alshon Jeffery LWR 75 218 4.48 577 45 16 39 20 50 1.44 80.6 4
DAL Jourdan Lewis RCB 70 170 4.54 432 6 7 86 15 59 1.01 76.9
PHI Torrey Smith RWR 72 205 4.41 465 38 17 45 14 61 0.99 42.3 -45
DAL Chidobe Awuzie LCB 73 202 4.43 175 76 4 20 15 68 0.7 80
PHI Nelson Agholor Slot 72 198 4.42 502 7 86 7 19 67 1.58 79.8 29
DAL Anthony Brown Slot 71 196 4.33 488 67 20 13 15 58 1.12 53.7
Cowboys WRs vs. Eagles DBs
Tm Name Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% TaRt C% YPRC Gr Adv
DAL Dez Bryant LWR 74 220 4.52 541 49 23 28 24 56 1.65 74.7 10
PHI Ronald Darby RCB 71 193 4.38 232 6 3 91 21 58 1.5 81.6
DAL Cole Beasley Slot 68 180 -100000 417 5 88 7 15 62 0.83 65.9 -11
PHI Patrick Robinson Slot 71 191 4.46 464 6 80 14 18 55 1.28 90.7
DAL Terrance Williams RWR 74 210 4.52 431 39 9 52 18 71 1.41 52.2 -23
PHI Jalen Mills LCB 72 191 4.61 609 87 3 10 18 60 1.14 71
TE Matchups
Tm Name Pos H Wt Rt Bl% I% S% W% TaRt% F/R Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
DAL Jason Witten TE 78 263 571 11 37 54 9 16 0.3 77 1.11 50.5 -12
PHI Malcolm Jenkins S 72 204 261 8 0.15 64 0.48 83.9
PHI Zach Ertz TE 77 250 477 7 42 41 17 23 0.45 72 1.81 85.6 2
DAL Byron Jones S 72 199 159 11 0.14 29 0.33 81.9
OL/DL Matchups
Note: Pressure Rate and Yards Before Contact are projected numbers based on the starters' grades and are adjusted for injuries. All other stats are based on this season's data
Tm Pr% SCon YBCo Runs ins. 5 yd ln/gm TD ins. 5 yd ln% Pass B % Run B %
DAL (OL) 4.3 14 1.97 1.1 44 -12 12
PHI (DL) 7.2 19 1.37 0.6 33
PHI (OL) 4.4 16 1.69 1 31 -7 17
DAL (DL) 6.7 13 1.75 1 25
Matchups to Watch
Nick Foles vs. Competency
Just as we all expected the defense carried Nick Foles in a great defensive show down with the Raiders. Last weeks performance was largely the opposite of Week 15 leaving fans of the other NFC playoff teams salivating at the chance to play Nick Foles. If there is one word used to describe Foles in his career it would be inconsistent. The Giants and Raiders games are the two games you could point to when you want to describe what Nick Foles is capable of since there is usually no in between. The starters will play in this meaningless game against the Sean Lee led Dallas Sean Lee's and this is a good thing - at least for the offense. Foles needs all of the live reps he can get to be ready for the postseason. No one expects him to go out on the field and look like Carson Wentz. All we need Foles to do is to go out on the field in the post season and not look like Dak Prescott. Fact is, there were several plays open all game to different receivers for Foles to hit against the Raiders and he missed nearly all of them. No one wants to pile on a poor performance, but if Foles plays like he did against the Raiders in the playoffs the Eagles will be one and done faster than the 2016 Cowboys. This is the matchup to watch in this game. Continuity and familiarity will help Foles. Being used to the elements will help Foles. Sunday's game against Dallas will be very cold. While that is an effective equalizer for the Eagles moving forward it doesn't help if their own QB doesn't handle the elements well either.
Eagles Snap Counts vs. Necessity
There isn't really much to watch for in this game other than Nick Foles and the offense, but Pederson has come out and said that the starters will play in this game. Obviously, if the Eagles lose this nothing changes but we should be watching how the team plays, who plays, the amount of snaps they play, and if they make it through the game cleanly. I wouldn't expect the defensive line to see the full workload they are used to but we will see them play snaps. I think it'll be important for guys like Ellerbe and Darby to continue to get snaps and make sure they are still in game shape. There is also the possibility Sidney Jones will play. If there is a situation where you can get him meaningful snaps without having to worry about a games consequences this is it. Maybe the Eagles give some snaps to reserve tackle Will Beatty to ensure that he has some work under his belt in the event it is needed. Wisniewski could certainly use some snaps since he has missed the last two and a half games. All there is to watch is how long the usual cast of characters plays.
Doug Pederson vs The Future
Jimmy Kempski struggled with his key matchups in this game but did mention that it'll be interesting to see how Pederson calls this game. He's playing the starters; do you call a game to win? I think he'll need to be smart and not reveal anything too deep in the game plan that he'll use for Foles in the playoffs. This is really a stretch since there is no silver lining to Foles starting moving forward. Pederson should be smart about what he does Sunday so as to not tip their hand when the games count again.
Eagles vs. Expectations
This has been a magical roller coaster season for the Eagles. Many fans expected the team to improve and challenge for a playoff spot despite the more pessimistic projections from national writers and worthless redditors alike. Carson Wentz took the next leap to greatness this season and established himself as one of the upper tier QBs in the league. Doug Pederson proved he knew what he was doing despite a lot of skepticism from fans and writers alike. Dak Prescott stinks. There was room for optimism after last season. The Eagles went 7-9 with their most difficult schedule since NFL realignment. This doesn't take into account the number of teams the Eagles faced coming off a bye - consecutively - then playing a Falcons team coming off 10 days rest. That strength of schedule percentage doesn't take into account naming Wentz starter a week before the start of the season after trading Bradford. It doesn't take into account he was a rookie with a rookie head coach and a new staff and scheme. Yet, here the Eagles are. Through all the adversity this team has faced this season they sit 13-2 and the number 1 seed in the East. There is a chance that the Eagles could set the franchise record for wins if they beat the Cowboys on Sunday. The postseason was always going to be a challenge even with Wentz given the depth of the NFC but has become even more difficult to navigate without him. I would imagine there is less expected of this Eagles team from the outside since Wentz's injury than from before. The team should be used to that by now. The Eagles still have everything to play for and will need its best players to raise their level of play moving forward. The coaching staff will need to bring its very best in order to win moving forward. Week 17 is meaningless... but how the team prepares and carries itself isn't.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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[Game Preview] Week 15 - Philadelphia Eagles (11-2) at New York Giants (2-11)

Philadelphia Eagles (11-2) at New York Giants (2-11)
The Eagles bounced back last week to against the Los Angeles Rams to pull off a gutsy win and clinch the NFC East, but it came at the price of Carson Wentz who was having an MVP caliber season. Wentz continued that campaign Sunday as he threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns including his 33rd of the season which is a new Eagles franchise record. At the Eagles play their final road game of the season in the Meadowlands, they turn to familiar face in Nick Foles. Foles started his career with the Eagles and had his memorable 27-2 2013 season here. Foles has been a Pro Bowler in this league and has started in playoff games before we will see if Doug and Co. can bring that talent out of him again to grind out a win Sunday against the struggling New York Giants. A win Sunday would clinch a first round bye for the Eagles and couple with a Vikings loss would lock up the number 1 seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Eagles will also need their defense to step and play better than they did against the Rams where they gave up 5 play of over 20 yards. If the D can step up and Foles plays up to his potential their team is still geared up for a SB run.
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Date
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern MetLife Stadium
12:00 PM - Central 1 MetLife Stadium Dr
11:00 AM - Mountain East Rutherford, NJ 07073
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Fieldturf
Temperature: 32°F
Feels Like: 32°F
Forecast: Partly Cloudy. Partly Cloudy. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 2%
Cloud Coverage: 49%
Wind: NE 2 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -7.5
OveUnder: 40
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 10-3, New York 5-8
Where to Watch on TV
FOX - will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Thom Brennaman will handle the play-by-play duties and Chris Spielman will provide analysis. Peter Schrager will report from the sidelines.
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Internet Streams
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Radio Streams
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Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Giants Radio
Giants Radio Network Bob Papa (play-by-play), Carl Banks (analyst), Howard Cross (sidelines).
National Radio
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Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Giants Channel
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NFC East Standings
Team Record Pct Home Away Div Conf PF PA Strk
Eagles(XY) 11-2 .846 6-0 5-2 4-0 9-1 404 250 1W
Cowboys 7-6 .538 3-4 4-2 4-1 6-4 316 294 2W
Redskins 5-8 .385 3-3 2-5 1-4 4-6 285 344 2L
Giants 2-11 .154 1-5 1-6 0-4 0-9 199 321 3L
[x]-Clinched Playoff Berth [Y]-Clinched Division
NFC Playoff Picture
Seed Team Division Record
1 Eagles(XY) East 11-2
2 Vikings North 10-3
3 Rams West 9-4
4 Saints South 9-4
5 Panthers South 9-4
6 Falcons South 8-5
[x]-Clinched Playoff Berth [Y]-Clinched Division
Series Information
The New York Giants lead the Philadelphia Eagles (86-83-2)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 15th, 1933 at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan, New York, NY. New York Giants 56 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The New York Giants lead the Philadelphia Eagles ((3311-3235))
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 2-1 vs. the New York Giants
Steve Spagnuolo: 0-1 vs. the Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs. Steve Spagnuolo: This will be first game between coaches.
Quarterback Record
Nick Foles: Against Giants: 2-0
Elisha Manning: Against Eagles: 10-17
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Nick Foles vs Elisha Manning: Nick Foles leads 2-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Giants: 10-6
Record @ MetLife Stadium: Eagles lead the Giants: 5-2
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 2 - Giants No. 31
Record
Eagles: 11-2
Giants: 2-11
Last Meeting
Thursday, Sept 24, 2016
Eagles 27 - Giants 24
The Eagles held off a late comeback attempt Jake Elliott kicked a 61-yard field goal as the clock expired to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 27-24 victory that really took the air out of the Giants season.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Giants 28 – Eagles 23
Eli Manning threw for four touchdowns and New York's defense had two interceptions and three stops on fourth downs to beat Philadelphia 28-23.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
09/24/17 W Eagles Giants 27-24
12/22/16 W Eagles Giants 24-19
11/06/16 L Giants Eagles 28-23
01/03/16 W Eagles Giants 35-30
10/19/15 W Eagles Giants 27-7
12/28/14 W Eagles Giants 34-26
10/12/14 W Eagles Giants 27-0
10/27/13 L Giants Eagles 15-7
10/06/13 W Eagles Giants 36-21
12/30/12 L Giants Eagles 42-7
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Giants Giants
2017 Weekly Matchup
Week 15 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 15 - "Expert" Picks
2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Giants Season Stats
2017 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 10 14 71.4% 98 0 0 90.8
Wentz (IR) 265 440 60.2% 3296 33 7 101.9
Manning 278 441 63.0% 2639 15 9 84.5
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount 152 696 53.5 4.6 2
Ajayi 44 307 61.4 7.0 1
Darkwa 136 580 48.3 4.3 3
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Jeffrey 52 732 56.3 14.1 8
Engram 55 623 47.9 11.3 6
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 8.5 35
Pirre-Paul 6.5 21
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 69 47 22 1.0
Collins 102 77 25 0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Mills/Robinson/McLeod 3 16
Jenkins 3 8
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 48 2213 62 46.1 40.8 16 4 1
Wing 78 3489 69 44.7 37.4 16 7 1
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 26 22 84.6% 61 34/37
Rosas 20 15 75% 52 18/19
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Barner 6 120 20.0 25 0
Harris 9 188 20.9 30 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Barner 21 211 10.0 76 0 14
Harris 7 48 6.9 17 0 9
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Giants Stat Giants Rank
Total Offense 390.5 3rd 296.2 29th
Rush Offense 143.0 2nd 90.1 28th
Pass Offense 247.5 11th 206.1 22nd
Points Per Game 31.1 1st 15.3 31st
3rd-Down Offense 45.3 3rd 33.0 29th
4th-Down Offense 71.4 3rd 43.8 17th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 67.4 1st 53.3 21st
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Giants Stat Giants Rank
Total Defense 294.2 4th 395.7 32nd
Rush Defense 71.1 1st 130.0 31st
Pass Defense 223.0 13th 265.7 31st
Points Per Game 19.2 T-5th 24.7 27th
3rd-Down Defense 30.2 3rd 41.8 24th
4th-Down Defense 28.6 4th 26.7 3rd
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 59.4 24th 51.2 12th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Giants Stat Giants Rank
Turnover Diff. +8 T-4tg -3 T-20th
Penalty Per Game 7.2 T-24th 5.6 2nd
Penalty Yards Per Game 62.2 T-25th 54.0 9th
Notable Moments
December 19, 2010 - Miracle at the New Meadowlands - Video - The Eagles and Giants faced off in a crucial divisional game that would pretty much crown the division winner in week 15 of the 2010 season. With just under eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter, the Giants went up 21 points with an Eli Manning Touchdown to TE Kevin Boss in what should have put the game out of reach. The Eagles scored quickly on their next possession as Mike Vick hit Brent Celek on a 65 yard TD catch. On the ensuing kickoff, the Eagles caught the Giants off-guard with an onside kick which they recovered. A couple Vick runs and the Eagles were within a touchdown with over 5 minutes left the play. The Eagles defense came up with a big stop before Vick ran down the field multiple times on broken plays before hitting Maclin in the end zone on a TD pass. The Eagles defense was able to stand strong again forcing a Giants punt with 14 second to play. I will pass it off to Mr. Reese again. “14 seconds to go. 31-31 Matt Dodge to punt. It's a high snap. Gets it away, it's a knuckler. Desean Jackson takes it at 35. Drops it! Picks it up. Looks for running room, he’s at the 40. He’s at the 45. Ohhh 40! Ohhh! He's gonna go. Desean Jackson, I don't care if he jumps, dives. He's running around. He is in the end zone and there's no time. The Eagles Win! The Eagles Win! He ran around til all the zeros were on the clock and the Giants plan can’t believe it. And the Eagles have just pulled off the most remarkable win I have ever seen.” The Eagles went on to win the division before losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers in the playoffs.
November 19, 1978 - Miracle in the Meadowlands - The Eagles began the 1991 season by pounding the Cowboys 24-0 (Video in Texas Stadium in Week 3. Riding a three-game winning streak, Dallas entered Veterans Stadium in Week 16 with a chance at a playoff berth, their first since 1985. The Cowboys benefited from Eagles QB Randall Cunningham being injured, and rode a Kelvin Martin punt return for a touchdown to a 25-13 victory. The loss jolted the Eagles from the playoff picture.
October 10th 2003 Miracle at the Meadowlands II - Video - The Eagles were 6-5 heading into the game. The Giants were 5-6. Both teams desperately needed a victory to stay alive in the postseason race. The Giants took a commanding 14-0 lead and led 17-12 with just 31 seconds to play on a 3rd and 2. The previous play Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey had charged into center Jim Clack, knocking him backwards into quarterback Joe Pisarcik. The because of this the Giants didn't want to risk kneeling the ball again and causing injury to their quarterback. Offensive coordinator Bob Gibson instead called for a running play, much to the displeasure of running back Larry Csonka, who begged Pisarcik to not give him the ball. As Pisarcik called the snap, he was distracted and bobbled the ball before it bounced off Csonka's hip and hit the ground. Eagles’ defensive coordinator Marion Campbell had called an all-out 11-man blitz on the play which put cornerback Herman Edwards was in position to scoop up the football on one bounce and dash 26 yards for the game-winning touchdown. And the play vaulted the Eagles into the postseason for the first time in 18 years, while the Giants finished last in the division.
November 20, 1960 - The Hit - The Eagles were playing the defending Eastern Conference champion Giants. Entering the game at Giants Stadium, the Eagles were 6-1, the Giants 5-1-1. The winner would have the inside track to the championship game. The Eagles were leading 17-10, but the Giants were driving to tie the score. Charlie Connerly threw a short pass to halfback Frank Gifford, who hauled it in and turned to run upfield. But just as he turned, Chuck Bednarik leveled him with what has been called "The Hit." The Eagles recovered the fumble, won the important game and went on to win the NFC Championship.| January 11, 2009- Closing down the MeadowlandsVideo - The Eagles had managed to slip into the playoffs with a wild-card spot. They had won the wild-card game and now had to play the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants divisional round. It was bitter cold for the game and the Eagles' defense dominated throughout. The Giants only managed three field goals and a safety. The Eagles won 23-11. As the Giants fans left early to escape the bitter cold, we Eagle fans hung around and kept singing Fly Eagles Fly until they got hoarse.| November 20,1988. - VideoThe teams were competing for the NFC East title. In a tightly contested contest at Giants Stadium, Randall Cunningham brought the Eagles back to tie the game at 17-17 and send it into overtime. The Eagles drove down the field in overtime and were lining up to kick the winning field goal. But Luis Zendejas' kick was blocked. He picked up the ball and lateraled it to lineman Clyde Simmons, who ran it in for the winning score. While the teams finished with the same record, since the Eagles swept the two games with the Giants, they won the NFC East.|
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - Video –Eagles came back strong against the Rams after a tough loss in Seattle as Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns including his franchise record 33rd. But the record was bitter sweet as Wentz torn his ACL earlier in the drive and will miss the remainder of the season. Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal with 3:45 left for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Brandon Graham added a late TD off a fumble return against the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller Sunday to clinch the NFC East title.
Giants - Video – The Giants continued their sputter even without the creepy McAdoo gone and Eli back under center. The Giants late games struggles continued as they went into half time tied at 10, but gave up 20 4th quarter points, including 2 Dak Prescott TD passes in span of 4:41. The game capped a hectic week for the Giants that started Monday with the firing of second-year coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese and saw Spagnuolo promoted from defensive coordinator to interim coach.
Connections
Giants interim HC Steve Spagnuolo spent eight seasons on the Eagles’ coaching staff as a defensive assistant/quality control coach (1999-2000), DBs coach (2001-03) and LBs coach (2004-06)
Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo served as the Giants’ offensive quality control coach from 2005-06
Giants LBs coach Bill McGovern served as the Eagles’ OLBs coach from 2013-15
Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played for the Eagles from 2011-12
Giants P Brad Wing was originally signed by the Eagles as a rookie free agent in 2013
Giants CB Eli Apple (Philadelphia) and G Justin Pugh (Holland) are Philadelphia area natives
Eagles OL coach Jeff Stoutland (New York, NY) and S Malcolm Jenkins (Piscataway, NJ) are from the New York/New Jersey region
2017 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Giants
OT Jason Peters (Starter) WR Odell Beckham (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) CB Janoris Jenkins(Starter)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt) SS Landon Collins (Starter)
FS Rodney McLeod (1st Alt) ST Dwayne Harris (Starter)
PR Darren Sproles (1st Alt)
C Jason Kelce (2nd Alt)
ST Chris Maragos (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: Brad Allen
Philadelphia, which defeated New York, 27-24, in Week 3, has won 15 of its last 19 games (.789) against the Giants (including playoffs), as well as 6 of its last 7 (.857) overall.
Philadelphia has clinched its 10th NFC East title and 25th all-time postseason appearance. The last time the Eagles clinched the division crown in Week 14 or earlier was in 2004 (clinched in Week 12).
Philadelphia has started 11-2 or better through 13 games for just the third time in franchise history, having previously done so in 2004 (12-1) and 1980 (11-2).
Philadelphia (33-1,859) is just the second team in NFL history to register 33+ passing TDs and 1,850+ rushing yards through 13 games, joining the 1998 San Francisco 49ers (35-1,945).)
Philadelphia (1,589-926) is just the third NFL team since the 1970 merger to rush for 1,850+ yards and allow less than 950 rushing yards through 13 games, joining the 2007 Vikings (2,239-919) and 2001 Steelers (2,265-912).
Philadelphia’s NFL-leading 404 points are the club’s most through 13 games in franchise history. The Eagles have registered 11 games with 25+ points, 8 games with 30+ points and 2 games with 40+ points this season.
Since 2000, only three NFL teams have scored 400+ points while allowing no more than 250 points through 13 games: 2017 Eagles (404-250), 2015 Panthers (411-243) and 2007 Patriots (503-222).
Philadelphia has produced a +150 point differential (+154) through 13 games for just the third time in team history, having previously done so in 2004 (+162) and 1980 (+159).
Draft Picks
Eagles Giants
DE Derek Barnett TE Evan Engram
CB Sidney Jones DT Dalvin Tomlinson
CB Rasul Douglas Qb Davis Webb
WR Mack Hollins RB Wayne Gallman Jr.
RB Donnel Pumphrey DE Avery Moss
WR Shelton Gibson OT Adam Bisnowaty
LB Nathan Gerry
DT Elijah Qualls
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Giants
WR Torrey Smith WR Brandon Marshall
WR Alshon Jeffery G DJ Fluker
DE Chris Long TE Rhett Ellison
DT Timmy Jernigan QB Geno Smith
RB LaGarrett Blount
CB Patrick Robinson
G Chance Warmack
QB Nick Foles
S Corey Graham
CB Ronald Darby
K Jake Elliott
OT Will Beatty
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Giants
CB Nolan Carroll DT Johnathan Hankins
DE Connor Barwin OT/OG Marshall Newhouse
DT Bernie Logan CB Coty Sensabaugh
QB Chase Daniel PK Robbie Gould
CB Leodis McKelvin OT Will Beatty
WR Dorial Green-Beckham
DE Marcus Smith
RB Ryan Mathews
Milestones
QB Nick Foles (6851 - 12th) needs 228 yards to take back 11th on the Eagles all-time passing yards list from Carson Wentz.
TE Brent Celek (4,973) needs 27 more yards to reach 5000 career receiving yards.
TE Brent Celek (394) needs 6 more receptions to reach 400 career receptions.
TE Zach Ertz (3503) needs 30 yards to move up to 16th on the Eagles all-time receiving list receiving list to move up to 15th all-time passing TE/FB Keith Byars
DE Brandon Graham (37.5 – 7th) needs 2 sacks to move up to a tie for 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DT Andy Harmon.
DE Fletcher Cox (34 - 10th) needs 1.5 sacks to move into a tie for 9th all-time on the Eagles sack list with William Fuller.
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player. Jenkins is the only Eagles player to have a pick 6 in 3 straight seasons
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (56.5 -7th) needs 3.5 sacks for 60 career sacks and 4 sacks to move up to a tie with **Justin Tuck for 6th on the Giants all-time sack list.
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge

WDB Matchups (CAPS = Shadow Coverage)

Eagles WRs vs. Giants DBs IMAGE
Tm Rec/DB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
PHI Alshon Jeffery LWR 75 218 4.48 440 45 17 39 21 53 1.65 80.7 +8
NYG Ross Cockrell RCB 72 191 4.56 224 40 34 25 20 63 1.46 70.7
PHI Nelson Agholor Slot 72 198 4.42 371 5 87 8 17 66 1.69 79.7 +6
NYG Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Slot 74 203 4.29 245 4 80 16 15 77 0.98 78.8
PHI Torrey Smith RWR 72 205 4.41 351 38 20 42 14 62 0.95 43.6 -42
NYG Eli Apple LCB 73 201 4.4 327 79 4 17 19 61 1.21 72.9
Giants WRs vs. Eagles DBs IMAGE
Tm Rec/DB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
NYG Roger Lewis LWR 72 203 4.57 319 50 3 46 13 54 0.83 46.9 -33
PHI Ronald Darby RCB 71 193 4.38 108 11 4 85 31 58 1.68 80.5
NYG Tavarres King RWR 73 192 4.47 227 37 16 47 13 55 0.78 48.5 -34
PHI Jalen Mills LCB 72 191 4.61 490 84 4 12 21 60 1.22 68
NYG Sterling Shepard Slot 70 201 4.48 322 7 84 10 19 74 1.8 77.8 -3
PHI Patrick Robinson Slot 71 191 4.46 372 7 76 17 19 54 1.25 91.6
TE Matchups IMAGE
Tm TE/Def H Wt Rt Bl% Inl% S% W% %TaRt Cat% YPRC Gr Adv
NYG Evan Engram 75 240 486 3 60 27 13 22 60 1.43 56.3 -12
PHI Malcolm Jenkins (S) 72 204 232 8 63 0.49 84.3
PHI Zach Ertz 77 250 400 8 43 39 18 21 73 1.8 85.3 +13
NYG Landon Collins (S) 72 218 85 9 75 1.48 84.9
OL/DL Matchups IMAGE
Note: Pressure Rate and Yards Before Contact are projected numbers based on the starters' grades and are adjusted for injuries. All other stats are based on this season's data
Tm Press% SkConv % YBCon Runs ins. 5 yd ln/gm TD ins. 5 yd ln% PB Adv. RB Adv.
NYG (OL) 5 15 1.56 0.7 22 -17 -32
PHI (DL) 7.2 18 1.38 0.7 33
PHI (OL) 5.6 16 2.43 1.2 31 -15 -17
NYG (DL) 6.5 13 1.39 0.8 10
Stats to Know
*Elisha Nelson Manning IV under pressure *
[As we saw in our previous matchup of 2017, Eli's great at quick throws and that killed the Eagles, especially having Darby out, so having to resort to off coverage. Through 13 games, Elisha has been under pressure the sixth-fewest % of dropbacks (30.8%). However, when pressure does get to Elisha, he's 22nd in completion percentage and his receivers have had the third-most number of drops (7). His average time to throw is 2.45 seconds, second only to Derek Carr. However, on throws in under 2.5 seconds (64% of dropbacks--4th most), Elisha's completion percentage is 15th. If you can get him to hold on to the ball longer than 2.5 seconds (36% of the time--4th-fewest), his completion percentage drops to 23rd. --Courtesy of PFF Elite
Matchups to Watch
Nick Foles vs. The World
Nick Foles will get his first start of the season against miserable Giants after our savior went on IR with a torn ACL. Fair or not, Foles will be under the microscope for the remainder of the season. It is the inevitable byproduct of having to replace one of the MVP candidates on the best team in the league. Through 14 weeks, Carson Wentz was tied as the 3rd best QB on the season per PFF and was on pace for slightly over 4,000 yards, 41 TDs, and 9 INTs. The Eagles are the 4th ranked offense by DVOA on the season through 14 weeks – 2nd passing and 13th rushing. Nick Foles doesn’t have to be Carson Wentz for the Eagles to win, but he’ll need to minimize his weaknesses as a passer to help the offense. Fortunately the Eagles face a pretty pathetic team in the New York Giants in their first game post Wentz. The Giants enter the game with the 29th ranked defense per DVOA, 25th against the pass and 25th against the run. Janoris Jenkins is on injured reserve and Eli Apple has rotted out a bit. The Giants defense is banged up and constantly stressed due to its poor offense. Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will go up against a defense that notoriously struggles against TEs. Foles has weapons and an opposing defense that has not been good. Division games can be fluky, especially since rivals know each other very well. While the Giants stink, they’ll likely play the Eagles tough. This is a favorable matchup for Foles to get going while providing an adequate challenge for the team.
Eagles Offensive Line vs. Giants Pass Rush
The Eagles offensive line will be an underrated matchup for this team moving forward given some of the recent struggles on the left side of the line and with some of their guys banged up. The Giants still have Olivier Vernon on the defensive line and has missed some time on the season. Vernon is presently PFFs 34th ranked EDGE defender, having a down year when compared to last year. He shouldn’t be overlooked as new Eagles LT Vaitai has been struggling at LT since the bye. Additionally, the Giants still have Damon Harrison on the DL, who is presently the 3rd ranked Interior Defender per PFF. Stefan Wisniewski is presently the 31st ranked guard per PFF on the season and has been struggling of late and is now nursing an ankle injury. Interim HC Steve Spagnuolo is known for bringing pressure and will look to attack the already weakened left side of the Eagles offensive line especially with Foles in at QB. This is a position group that really needs to step up without Wentz given how good Wentz is in and out of the pocket. Foles doesn’t have the same abilities as Wentz does to hide the deficiencies on the line. The Giants defense has fallen off from the 2016 pace but can still make life difficult for the Eagles. The left side of the line needs to clean up the recent play for the Eagles to succeed.
Eagles Pass Defense vs. Giants Passing Game
The Eagles enter Sunday’s game with the 3rd ranked defense by DVOA in the league. They are 5th against the pass and 4th against the run in the league. Additionally, the Eagles enter with the best run defense in the NFL. To no one’s surprise, the Giants struggle running the ball, especially since they have a difficult time moving the ball through the air as well. This match up is key for the Eagles since it is an area of the game the Eagles struggled with a bit in their early season matchup vs the Giants. In week 3, Eli Manning averaged 1.86 seconds per release, making it extremely difficult for the Eagles vaunted defensive line to pressure Eli during the game. Many Eagles fans were frustrated in the fact the defense didn’t manhandle the offensive line. That’s understandable. However, you have to give credit where it is due. It is difficult for any defensive lineman to pressure the QB consistently in less than 2 seconds for the duration of a game. It was the best way for the Giants offense to neutralize the Eagles pass rush outside of running, which they struggle to do against average defensive fronts. And with receivers like OBJ, Shepard, Engram, and Marshall, they had at the weapons to run this tempo. Fast forward to Sunday and the already bad Giants offense is worse without key players. OBJ and Marshall have been on IR for several weeks now. Shepard has missed time for various things and is presently nursing a hamstring injury. Lastly, the Giants offensive line is decimated by injury, missing Justin Pugh and Weston Richburg. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Giants try to mix in a similar passing attack to counter the Eagles defensive front, but they simply do not have enough outside to be able to execute it close to the level they did in week 3. Shepard is a fine receiver and Engram is a really good Tight End with a bright future, but they can be game planned for. The Eagles will have Ronald Darby back in the lineup against a diminished Giants offensive unit; Schwartz is expected to challenge the Giants offense more in the secondary and should be able to mix and match what they want to do more easily than they could in week 3. The Eagles defensive line is health and deep. They will look to feast on the weakened Giants OL. The Giants will also struggle to run. Shutting down their passing attack should eliminate their offense from the game.
Eagles Rushing Attack vs Giants Run Defense
This is another matchup for the Eagles that is not only important for the this game but for the team moving forward. The Eagles enter the game with the second best rushing attack in the league averaging 143.0 YPG and a 4.6 YPC (4th in the NFL). Not surprising, the Giants defense is ranked 30th against the run allowing an average of 130.0 YPG and 4.3 YPC (24th in the NFL). Part of what helped the Eagles offense run the ball was the threat of Wentz in the run game in addition to his abilities as a passer. Yes, Nick Foles can run, but that’s like saying a Chevy Cavalier can drive fast. Teams will likely look to eliminate the Eagles run game and force Foles to beat them. The coaching staff will have to make a concerted effort to help keep the run game thriving since the Eagles do have excellent personnel in this department. In Week 3, the Eagles ran over the Giants to the tune of 193 yards and 4.9 yards per carry. They will look to continue this effort Sunday to help Foles and the offense drive to a bye week and possible home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Eagles won’t overlook the Giants; they still have a lot to play for and even more to prove after losing Wentz. Ensuring that the ground game can remain strong while running over the Giants again will be the key for the Eagles not only on Sunday but moving forward as well.
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Point Differential Through 7 Weeks Thanks to outcomes like this 33-7 win over the Redskins, the Patriots have the biggest positive point differential in the NFL after 7 games since 1940. The Patriots’ 175-point differential is the most at this point since 1940. Only four other teams have had a differential at this point of 159 points or more. The Saints, Vikings, Patriots and Colts have compiled a 26-13 record against the point spread (67 percent), with the Rams, Browns, Raiders and Lions going a collective 17-25 against the spread (40 New England forced six turnovers in the win over the Jets, including four interceptions. The Patriots have 18 interceptions and 22 takeaways already this season. Their point differential of plus-175 is the highest posted by a team through the first seven games of the season since 1920, the NFL’s first season of existence. It’ll Get Harder The overall mark for best point differential through a team's first seven games is plus-160 by the 1966 Dallas Cowboys – that was pre-Super Bowl era. In the SB era, the record through seven games is plus-159 by that 2007 Patriots team that was unbeaten until losing SB XLII to the New York Giants. San Fran is set to host the Arizona Cardinals as 10.5-point betting favorites, while the Patriots travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles as four-point road favorites.

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