NFL: Eagles-Giants Stats ‘N’ Facts
Sunday January 11, 2009 1:00 P.M. ET
After defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 26-14, in the Wild Card round, the Eagles travel to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Giants in a Divisional Playoff game at Giants Stadium. Andy Reid has guided the Eagles to 7 Divisional Round appearances since 1999, which is the most in the NFL during that span. The Eagles are 1-2 all time against the Giants in the playoffs, including a 23-20 win in the 2006 Wild Card round.
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The Eagles have made the playoffs 7
EAGLES PLAYOFF QUICK HITS:
EAGLES (NFL Rank)…. GIANTS (NFL Rank)
26.0 (6th)… Points Per Game… 26.7 (t-3rd)
After producing a league low 19 turnovers in 2007,
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• In addition to forcing more turnovers, the Eagles were exceptionally opportunistic in 2008, scoring on 7 return TDs (2 INTs, 1 punt, 1 kickoff, 3 fumbles) after just 2 in 2007. That marks the highest total for an Eagles team since 1952, when they had 8.
MOST RETURN TOUCHDOWNS IN 2008
Andy Reid always has stressed the importance of winning the battle up front in order to have success in the NFL. In 2008, the Eagles did exactly that, as both the offensive and defensive lines contributed heavily to the productivity of the team.
• Defensively, the Eagles were 3rd
The top-seeded New York Giants, 12-4 and champions of the NFC East, will face their division rival, the sixth-seeded Philadelphia Eagles (10-6-1), for the third time this season on Sunday, January 11th at 1:00 p.m. ET with a berth in the NFC Championship Game on the line. The Giants are 7-1 at home this season and the Eagles are 4-4-1 on the road, including last weekend’s 26-14 Wild Card victory in Minnesota.
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