Who: Eagles (11-2) at New York Giants (2-11)
When: Sunday, 1 p.m.
Where: MetLife Stadium
TV: Fox (Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager).
Radio: 94WIP (Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin).
Spanish radio: La Mega, 105.7 FM (Rickie Ricardo, Gus Salazar, Maria Berral).
Nick Foles will be prepared by three of the best QB coaches in football. Doug Pederson, Frank Reich and John Defilippo will have him ready for any situation. Nick’s teammates certainly believe in him.
— Merrill Reese (@mreeseeagles) December 13, 2017
Line: Eagles -7.5. Over-under: 40.
Eagles vs. spread: 10-3.
Giants vs. spread: 5-8.
Spread stuff: The Eagles are 5-2 on the road both against the spread and straight up. The Giants are 1-5 at home ATS and straight up.
Weather.com: Dry, temperatures in the 30s, light winds.
History lesson: The Giants lead the series, 83-80-2, but the Eagles have won six of the last seven. The Birds have scored an average of 28 points in those seven games. The current run began with a 27-0 win in 2014 in one of Nick Foles’ final starts in his first tenure with the Eagles.
Referee: Brad Allen. While most officials gain seasoning at other positions (side judge, back judge, etc.), Allen was made a referee immediately when he joined the NFL in 2014. The Eagles are 2-1 in games that Allen has reffed, including the season-opening win at Washington. The clinching play was the late touchdown Fletcher Cox scored off a fumble by Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Redskins contended that Cousins’ arm was coming forward and that Allen should have ruled the play an incomplete pass. The Giants are 1-2 in Allen games, including that riveting 12-9 win over Kansas City in Week 11.
Playoff scenarios: An Eagles win would secure a first-round bye. An Eagles win and a loss by Minnesota (10-3) would give the Eagles home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Vikings will host Cincinnati (5-8), also at 1 o’clock on Sunday.
What’s next: The Eagles will host the Raiders on Christmas night in Week 16. Oakland (6-7) will play Dallas on Sunday night.
Did you know? Last year, the Giants were second in the NFL in points scored. This season, with injuries to star wide receiver Odell Beckham and all through the offensive line, the Giants are 27th.
Nick Foles’ career touchdown passes
|Riley Cooper||*11||Kenny Britt||1|
|Jeremy Maclin||10||James Casey||1|
|Zach Ertz||*7||Clay Harbor||1|
|DeSean Jackson||7||Tyreek Hill||1|
|Brent Celek||5||Travis Kelce||1|
|Tavon Austin||4||Lance Kendricks||1|
|Jordan Matthews||2||Jeff Maehl||1|
|LeSean McCoy||2||Albert Wilson||1|
|Stedman Bailey||1||Pick sixes||4|
*Includes one each in postseason loss to New Orleans following the 2013 season.