Saturday, October 4, 2014
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Eagles vs Giants: A Bitter Rivalry

It's no secret that there is no love lost between the Eagles and Giants. The bad blood between these teams spans back 80 years to 1933.

Sunday's game should be no different. New York, winless, has played an awful brand of football but they are desperate for a win. Equally as desperate is Philadelphia, who look to capitalize on an opportunity for a divisional road victory.

Having said that, let's take a closer look at this rivalry through the history books.

Quick hits:

• The Eagles and Giants have played each other 162 times. In those games, the Giants lead the series 84-76-2. Philadelphia 17-12 against New York since 2000 and 26-23 since 1990. PHI has won 10 of their last 12 vs NYG.

• All-time point differential: 2918-3063.

• 29-42-1 - Eagles record when playing the Giants on the road. Eagles have won 6 out of their last 8 road games in the series.

• Since Tom Coughlin took over at NYG in 2004, the Eagles are 12-8.

Michael Vick is 3-2 as the Eagles starting QB vs. the Giants. In 18 games, Eli Manning is 8-10 vs. PHI.

• 49 is the most points the Eagles have scored vs NYG (1959). More recently, Philly put up 47 in 1992. The most points the Eagles have allowed is 62 back in 1972.

• Miracle at the Meadowlands - 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of this game. The QB Kneel was invented because of this play.

Brian Westbrook punt return

• Miracle at the Meadowlands NUM-BER TWO - Despite trailing 21 points with just under eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Eagles did the impossible and staged a comeback, walk-off win over NYG.

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