Giants vs Eagles Part 178 takes place this Sunday inside Lincoln Financial Field
In a lost season for the Giants, very few things would make the fan base feel better than beating the Eagles in Philly for the first time in 8 years. Philadelphia is coming off of a short week after playing a Tuesday game, and the Giants were able to beat the Eagles just about a month ago. Although their meeting in week 12 came down to the wire, and the Giants are playing with all sorts of injuries, it would only be right that Jake Fromm (assuming he starts) is the one to get it done in Philly. Call me crazy, but I think they get it done. To get ready for a Giant upset, let’s look back at the Giants last victory in the City of Brotherly Love.
The 2013 season was the Giants first with a losing record since 2004. Since then, the Giants have finished with a losing record every year since, except once (2016). In what would be the first losing season of many, stars of the Giants glory days were still present, and one in particular showed up big against the Eagles in this one. Giants captain Antrel Rolle had a big day, getting a sack, forced fumble, and a pick in this game. His defensive performance helped catapult the Giants in a game where the offense didn’t score a touchdown. That’s right, the Giants scored all 15 of their points in this one off the right foot of kicker Josh Brown. This feels all too familiar now-a-days, but back then, the Giants were just two years removed from a Super Bowl, and weren’t used to outputs like this. None the less, the Giants got some help when Eagles starting QB, Michael Vick, injured his hamstring in the first half, leaving backup Matt Barkley to lead the Birds. In classic Giants fashion, they made the game close, after Zak DeOssie snapped the ball over punter Steve Weatherford’s head allowing the Eagles to scoop the ball up in the end zone for a touchdown late in the 4th quarter. Later on in the fourth, Barkley would throw a ball deep down the sideline that was picked off by Giants safety Will Hill, sealing the deal for the Giants.
2013 was the first of many losing years the Giants would endure, and the first of many losing games in Philadelphia. The momentum in the Giants and Eagles rivalry has recently shifted the Giants way, as the Giants have won two straight times vs the Eagles. At this point in the season, very few things would make Giants fans happier than beating the Eagles in Philly, helping to ruin their playoff push.
Let’s Give the Eagles a Nice Christmas Gift and Ruin their Season, Kind of Like How They Ruined Ours Last Year.
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(Photo: AP Photo/Michael Perez)