New York, NY – New York’s Super Bowl LI rematch with the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Yankees is going to be a high-scoring, close game that could end in a tie.
The Giants, who have already clinched their first division title in franchise history, have the edge in a number of areas, with Eli Manning throwing for 363 yards and three touchdowns, and Brandon Jacobs and Odell Beckham Jr. combining for 102 yards and a touchdown.
However, New York has the chance to move past the Eagles with a victory on Thursday night.
“I feel like we have a chance to win this game, because we have so much depth,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning said.
“We have a really good defensive line, and we have guys like [Chris] Borland, who played for me, and I think he’s gonna play his heart out and he’s going to put us in good positions, so we can do it.”
We’ve got a great running game, we have good receivers, we’ve got good tight ends, and when they all come together, they have a good chance to score a lot of points.
“The Eagles, who lost their opener to the New Orleans Saints, are on the back foot this season after a 7-3 start.
The Eagles have scored just 17 points over their last five games.”
It’s been a struggle,” Eagles defensive end Mychal Kendricks said.”
Last year was a long year.
We went into the playoffs and we were 1-3 and that was the end of it.
We’re going into the postseason and we’ve still got two games left.
I think it’s a long season.
“The Giants have been outscored 40-0 in the first half of the season, with the last time they lost the first two quarters of a season was the 2003 season.
New York is 0-8 in games with four or fewer points in the second half of a year.
The Giants also are 0-9 in the third quarter or overtime this season.
New York has had some rough moments this season, losing by a combined score of 17-6 to the Kansas City Chiefs and 17-0 to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5.
The game ended with Giants kicker Josh Brown hitting the crossbar.
New Jersey’s Eli Manning had a game-high four catches for 57 yards on the night.
Brandon Jacobs had four catches, including a 24-yarder in the fourth quarter, to lead the Giants.
The Jets are 1-5 since the start of January, with three losses in their last four games.
New Orleans is coming off a 23-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football.
New Orleans’ first-half loss to Indianapolis was the most recent game for quarterback Drew Brees, who is 2-4 as a starter against the Saints.
Brees had two interceptions and threw four interceptions in that loss.
The Jets and Giants play a game that is set for 4:05 p.m.
The home game will be broadcast by Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.