For most of the regular season, we’ve all adopted the ‘one game at a time’ approach. Yet still, whenever we discuss the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants rivalry, we all keep an eye on what Big Blue is doing in New Jersey. Hey, we’re discussing one of the most storied rivalries in NFL history. What would you expect?
Philly gets a firsthand look at Big Blue in their regular-season finale. We’ve known that would be the case all season, but the time was ‘to be determined’. Now we know when the game will occur.
The Eagles and G-Men kick off at 4:25 p.m. EST on CBS. The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders meet at the same time on FOX. We’re sure the NFL did that on purpose.
Games featuring the Birds and their rivals are always circled by the fans of both sides (and the coaches and players). This would have been must-see television regardless of what both teams’ records are. Whenever there’s something to play for, especially this late in the season, it only adds fuel to the proverbial fire.
We’re tired of saying this, but the Eagles lock up the top seed in the NFC East with a win.
The Giants are locked in as the National Football Conference’s sixth seed, so they technically don’t have anything to gain with a win or anything to lose with a loss. The situation in the City of Brotherly Love is different as you’re well aware. Welcome to the NFC East.
The stakes are well known. Heck, they haven’t changed since Christmas Eve. A win guarantees a division title for the Birds and the top seed/first-round bye in the NFC. If they falter and the Cowboys win, Dallas will take the crown. Losses by both teams give the Birds the NFC East crown as well.
Philly can’t rely on the latter scenario. It’s time for them to take care of their own business. Losses in consecutive weeks have given the Eagles their first losing streak with the season, but a win will give them a franchise record in that category (14). That’s what we’re looking for. This team needs to walk into the playoffs with momentum.