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New York Giants At Philadelphia Eagles: NFC East Top Spot On The Line

The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, both 6-3, meet in a game that will determine who takes the upper hand in the NFC East with six games still to play. On paper, this game shapes up an offensive shootout.


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New York Giants
@ Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, Nov 21, 2010, 8:20 PM EST
Lincoln Financial Field

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The Eagles are coming off a historic 59-28 clubbing of the Washington Redskins Monday night. Michael Vick passed for 333 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 80 yards and two more, totaling 413 yards of offense all by himself. Vick, in fact, was so good he named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week and the Pro Football Hall of Fame has requested his jersey from Monday night.

That is because Vick did something against Washington that the NFL had never seen before. He became the first player in NFL history to throw for 300 yards, rush for 50 yards, throw four TD passes and rush for two TDs in one game.

When he isn't doing everything by himself Vick, who has a league-best 115.1 passer rating, has a ton of weapons to get the ball to.

  • Running back LeSean McCoy leads the team in receptions with 46 and rushing yards (615).
  • DeSean Jackson (28 catches, a 21.5 yards per catch average) and Jeremy Maclin (38 catches) lead a talented receiving corps.


Team Stats - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 28.6 400.2 (3rd) 249.1 (9th) 151.1 (3rd)
Def 23.2 325.0 (11th) 221.0 (16th) 104.0 (12th)

The Giants boast plenty of offensive firepower of their own. Led by quarterback Eli Manning the Giants are second in the league in yards per game at 409.8.

The Giants have gained an incredible 480 or more yards in each of their last three games. Manning leads the league with 19 touchdown passes, and Hakeem Nicks has caught nine of those, tied for most in the league. Nicks leads the Giants with 56 catches. Second-leading receiver Steve Smith (47 catches) will miss the game with a pectoral injury. Mario Manningham (35 catches) and tight ends Kevin Boss and Travis Beckum should see more passes headed their way on Sunday.

The Giants are fifth in the league rushing the ball at 146.9 yards per game. Ahmad Bradshaw has 838 yards (4.8 per carry) and Brandon Jacobs 377 yards (5.2 per carry). Bradshaw has also caught 26 passes.


Team Stats - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 26.2 409.8 (2nd) 262.9 (6th) 146.9 (5th)
Def 21.4 270.2 (1st) 186.9 (4th) 83.3 (3rd)

-- Early Line: Eagles By 3
-- TV: NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET