The Cowboys play at Atlanta Saturday night. The Giants and Eagles, along with the 7-6 Falcons, are the three top contenders for the two NFC Wild Card playoff berths.
The Giants defeated the Eagles in Week 2, 30-24 in overtime, after overcoming a 24-7 fourth-quarter deficit.
New York leads the regular season series, 76-65-2.
- First met in 1933
- The Giants/Eagles rivalry is the oldest of the NFC East rivalries, dating all the way back to 1933. It is also considered to be the chief rivalry within the division.
- Signature moment: In a 1960 game, the Eagles' Chuck Bednarik cleanly blindsided Giants running back Frank Gifford, sending Gifford into an 18-month retirement due to a severe concussion.
- Signature moment: These two teams have had one of the longest rivalries in the NFL, due to their geographical proximity, although it has only lately picked up due to both teams struggles in the past. .
- Signature moment: On January 7, 2001 in a divisional playoff game, the Giants defeated the Eagles 20-10 thanks to Ron Dixon's 97 yard kickoff return and Jason Sehorn's acrobatic 32 yard interception return. This win would help propel the Giants to Super Bowl XXXV which they ultimately lost to the Baltimore Ravens 34-7.
- From Wikipedia