The Philadelphia Eagles Divisional Round opponent has been set.
For the third time in six games, the Eagles will take on the New York Giants with a trip to the NFC championship on the line.
New York defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 31-24 on Sunday evening.
The Eagles swept the season series between the two teams, outscoring New York 70-38 across the two games.
The Giants started the season hot, with a 6-1 record before tailing off over their last 10 games (3-6-1).
This will be the third meeting between the two teams this season.
Teams that have swept regular season series have met 24 times in the playoffs, going 15-9 in such games.
The Eagles and Giants have met in the playoffs four times. The series is tied at 2-2, with the Eagles winning the last two.
Two huge factors in this game for the Eagles will be home-field advantage and having an additional week of rest for players like RT Lane Johnson and S C.J. Gardner-Johnson, as well as QB Jalen Hurts.
The third matchup between these teams will be a staunch battle between the two coaching staffs.
Specifically for Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen and defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, as well as Giants offensive coordinator (and former Eagle) Mike Kafka, this game will act as an audition of sorts for teams who are looking for head coaches.
All three assistants have received head coaching interest across the league. In a game where coaching will be one of the determining factors, their in-game coaching decisions and play calls will be on full display.
This playoff matchup will be a chess match of sorts. These teams know each other inside and out.
For the Eagles, having the opportunity to get healthy will do wonders for them. The Giants are coming off a huge road victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the wild-card round.
The latest installment of this division rivalry will commence on January 21st at 8:15 p.m. on Fox.
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