The New York Giants (2-1) travel to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Sunday to face the Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) in an early-season NFC East showdown. Here is an early look at the two teams, and what the game means for each.
The defending Super Bowl champs are coming off an impressive 36-7 Thursday Night Football victory over the Carolina Panthers, and thus have extra time to prepare for the Eagles.
The Giants' only loss thus far was to the Dallas Cowboys, so Sunday night is important for the Giants as you know they don't want to lose their first two division games.
The Giants were missing running back Ahmad Bradshaw, wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Domenik Hixon and offensive tackle David Diehl against the Panthers. Running back Andre Brown and wide receiver Ramses Barden each had career-best games filling in.
The Eagles are also 2-1, but have gotten there differently than the Giants. The Eagles opened the season with one-point victories over the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, but were blown out Sunday by the 3-0 Arizona Cardinals, 26-7.
The Eagles have turned the ball over 12 times already this season and are -6 in takeaway/giveweaway ratio. The Giants are +4.
Philadelphia is still led by quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean Mcoy and wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson on offense.
The Giants did an extraordinary job Thursday containing Carolina quarterback Cam Newton. They will need to do a similar job against Vick and the Eagles.
-- Much more about the Giants and the matchup here at SB Nation New York throughout the week. See Big Blue View for more about the Giants.