The New York Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles tonight, in a continuance of prime time divisional contests. The NFC East has the spotlight, with the so-called "Dream Team" looking to climb to just 2 games under .500 - with Vince Young and not Michael Vick under center - while the Giants are trying to claim first place in the division by themselves - a game ahead of the Dallas Cowboys.
Notes about the game:
EAGLES: QB MICHAEL VICK is 2-0 at NYG. In those 2, has completed 33 of 55 (60 pct.) for 357 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 101.9 rating & rushed for 234 yards (117 per game) & TD. Aims for 3rd in row at NYG with 2+ pass TDs & 100+ rush yards...RB LE SEAN MC COY is 4th RB since 1960 to score TD in each of team's 1st 9 games. Leads NFL with 12 TDs (10 rush, 2 rec.). Leads NFL with 69 1st downs & 57 rush 1st downs. Has 358 scrimmage yards (119.3 per game) in past 3 vs. NYG... In past 2 at NYG, WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has 2 PR-TDs (72 & 65 yards) & 49.3 PR avg. & has 9 catches for 230 yards (115 per game) & TD. Incl. playoffs, has 28 TDs (21 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) in career & averages 45.2 yards per TD (1,265 yards). WR JEREMY MACLIN had 2 TDs in last game at NYG...CB ASANTE SAMUEL has NFL-best 38 INTs since 2006. Had INT-TD last week. DE TRENT COLE has sack in 5 of 7...
GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING aims for 3rd in row vs. Phi. with 4+ TDs & 100+ rating. Had 145.7 rating in last meeting. Is 2nd in NFL with 116.5 rating in 4th Q...RB AHMAD BRADSHAW had 139 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 53 rec.) & TD in last meeting. Incl. playoffs, when RB BRANDON JACOBS starts & has 21+ att., Giants are 11-1...WR VICTOR CRUZ had 3 catches for 110 yards (36.7 avg.) & 2 TDs (74 & 28 yards) in last meeting. Has 80+ yards in 6 of past 7. WR HAKEEM NICKS aims for 3rd at home in row vs. Phi. with TD. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM aims for 4th in row with TD. Had 8 catches for 113 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Phi...DE JUSTIN TUCK has 4.5 sacks in past 3 meetings. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 14 sacks in past 15. Had 2 sacks in last game vs. Phi. LB MATHIAS KIWANUKA has sack or INT in 4 of past 5. DE OSI UMENYIORA has 11.5 sacks in past 9 meetings. CB COREY WEBSTER has 4 INTs in past 4. Has tied career-high with 4 INTs.
Enjoy the action!