Eagles vs. Giants: New York stars not named Saquon Barkley who hope to ruin Christmas

The New York Giants hope to ruin every Eagles fan's Christmas. Here are ten players to watch.

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
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Here are a handful of Giants charged with limiting the Eagles' offensive attack.

Defensive tackles Rakeem Nunez-Roches (knee) and Dexter Lawrence (hamstring) sat out of Big Blue's Thursday practice session as did safety Xavier McKinney (illness). If they can go on Christmas, they will be guys worth paying attention to. Make sure you highlight the names of the following guys as well.

6. Bobby Okereke, linebacker

Bobby Okereke, New York Giants
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Bobby Okereke leads the G-Men in tackle, both solo (77) and total (122). Nine of his tackles have resulted in a loss of yardage. He has also broken up eight passes while notching two interceptions.

Keep an eye on him. He's solid.

7. Micah McFadden, linebacker

Micah McFadden, New York Giants
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Like Okereke, McFadden does a little bit of everything for New York on defense. His 85 total tackles are the team's third most by any one player. He has registered a sack. He has tallied 12 tackles that have resulted in a loss of yardage. He has also intercepted a pass and broken up three passes.

8. Deonte Banks, cornerback

Deonte Banks, New York Giants
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Deonte Banks is New York's best cornerback statistically. He and Adoree' Jackson draw A.J. Brown/DeVonta Smith duty this week. Those matchups should be fun to watch.

9. Jason Pinnock, safety

Jason Pinnock, New York Giants
Jason Pinnock, New York Giants / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Pinnock, a very talented safety, is another Swiss Army knife on the Giants defense. So far, in 14 games, he has tallied 77 total tackles, two sacks, six tackles for loss, 11 pass breakups, and two interceptions.

10. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE/linebacker

Kayvon Thibodeaux, New York Giants
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Lane Johnson has his hands full this week. Yes, we trust Lane. We know he'll get the job done, but Kayvon Thibodeaux is a handful.

Through 14 games this season, the second-year Giants star has already racked up 45 tackles, three pass breakups, and 11.5 sacks on the campaign.

The message is clear. Protect Jalen Hurts. Keep Philly's QB1 upright.

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