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Game Day: Eagles-Giants

Expect a blustery and cold day at Giants Stadium today as the Eagles try to keep their playoff hopes alive and the Giants try to clinch the NFC East title.

Game Day: Eagles-Giants

Expect a blustery and cold day at Giants Stadium today as the Eagles try to keep their playoff hopes alive and the Giants try to clinch the NFC East title.

Look for updates before, during and after the game from Les Bowen at the Meandowlands, but we start your today with our weekly predictions, matchups and rankings.

STAFF PREDICTIONS

Les Bowen: Giants, 27-21. (For more of Les' predicton, click here)

Ed Barkowitz: Giants, 27-16

Bill Conlin: Giants, 23-17

Paul Domowitch: Giants, 27-24

Marcus Hayes: Eagles, 24-18

John Smallwood: Giants, 27-24

Vegas Vic: Giants, 31-28 (For Vic's complete selections for the week, click here)

KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles MLB Stewart Bradley vs. Giants RB Brandon Jacobs: Bradley had 14 tackles in first game, but Jacobs still rushed for 126 yards and two TDs. ADVANTAGE: GIANTS

2. Eagles RG Nick Cole vs. Giants LDE Justin Tuck: Tuck moves inside to tackle on passing downs. Cole, who is replacing injured Max Jean-Gilles, isn't ready for this kind of challenge. ADVANTAGE: GIANTS

3. Eagles WRs DeSean Jackson and Kevin Curtis vs. Giants CBs Corey Webster and Aaron Ross: If the Eagles can't win the battles on the outside, it's going to be a long day. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

For Paul Domowitch's complete scouting report, click here

DOMO'S NFL RANKINGS

1. Giants 11-1
2. Titans 11-1
3. Bucs 9-3
4. Steelers 9-3
5. Panthers 9-3
6. Colts 8-4
7. Cowboys 8-4
8. Falcons 8-4
9. Ravens 8-4
10. Broncos 7-5
11. Jets 8-4
12. Vikings 7-5
13. Redskins 7-5
14. Patriots 7-5
15. Dolphins 7-5
16. Cardinals 7-5
17. Eagles 6-5-1
18. Bears 6-6
19. Saints 6-6
20. Texans 5-7
21. Niners 4-8
22. Bills 6-6
23. Packers 5-7
24. Chargers 4-8
25. Browns 4-8
26. Jaguars 4-8
27. Chiefs 2-10
28. Raiders 3-9
29. Seahawks 2-10
30. Bengals 1-10-1
31. Rams 2-10
32. Lions 0-12

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