New York has won three of the past four meetings to extend its overall series lead over NFC East rival Philadelphia to 77-66-2. Get the full head-to-head results here.
Eli Manning silenced his critics for at least one week by leading the Giants from behind with two late touchdowns in a 21-16 victory at Chicago. ... Eagles quarterback A.J. Feeley, starting for the injured Donovan McNabb, threw four costly interceptions, including the game-ender at the Seahawks 4-yard-line as Philadelphia lost to visiting Seattle, 28-24.
The season is on the line for the Eagles. If they win, their chances of making the playoffs as a wildcard live for another week; a loss, and they can start looking to next April's draft. ... A victory for New York and a series of other results could help them clinch a playoff berth. Regardless, the Giants will strengthen their already firm hold on a postseason spot with a win. See the full playoff picture here.
Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora vs. Eagles offensive tackle William Thomas. In the first matchup this season, Thomas was out for Philadelphia, and his absence proved devastating for the Eagles. Rookie tackle Winston Justice was schooled by Umenyiora, who set a franchise record with six sacks in the game. Eagles coach Andy Reid refused to give Justice help, and McNabb had no chance against the Giants' relentless pass rush. With Thomas back in the lineup, Umenyiora figures to have a tougher time getting to the quarterback. However, if that turns out not to be the case, and Umenyiora replicates his production from earlier this season, the Eagles probably have no shot at winning.