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Eagles vs Giants Odds
While the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry might be the NFC East’s most caustic, the Eagles-Giants rivalry can stake its claim as the division’s most competitive.
With their home stadiums separated by just 97 miles, a short drive up the New Jersey Turnpike, this regional rivalry has become must-see TV between two league powerhouses who have combined to win 12 division titles from 2000-2018.
It’s not uncommon for rivalry games to be tightly contested regardless of records, but Giants-Eagles is known for producing white-knuckle showdowns.
From 2000-2018, 21 of the 38 regular-season games between these rivals have been decided by one possession, slightly more than 55 percent. Even scarier: 42 percent of those games were decided by five or fewer points and 21 percent by three or fewer.
Bettors who favor home teams can’t be happy with recent results as the home team is 17-21 in that same span.
But there’s one consistent betting trend over the past 20 years: high-scoring games. More than 55 percent of clashes between the Eagles and Giants since 2000 have exceeded 45 total points, with 36 percent eclipsing 50 and 26 percent producing 55 or more.
Eagles vs Giants History
This storied rivalry dates back to 1933, with the Giants getting the upper hand during the first decade. Big Blue opened with three straight wins and racked up a 19-6-1 record over Philly by 1945, including a nine-game win streak with eight wins by double digits.
Not until the late 1970s did the Eagles flip the script, starting with a 12-game win streak from 1975-81. The Giants countered by winning nine of the next 10 and then handed the Eagles an eight-game losing streak from 1997-2002, but the Eagles won eight of their next 11 from 2008-2012.
Great Eagles-Giants Games
On Sept. 30, 2007, the home Giants racked up a team- and NFL-record 12 sacks against the Eagles – all against Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora took particular delight in abusing Winston Justice, making his starting debut, by collecting six sacks alone in the 16-3 prime-time triumph on Sunday night.
The Eagles exacted revenge later that season, scoring their first playoff win over the Giants in team history. Behind backup Jeff Garcia, the Eagles marched into Giants Stadium for a Jan. 7 wild-card showdown and took a 20-10 lead going into the fourth before Giants quarterback Eli Manning led the offense on consecutive scoring drives, knotting the game at 20-20 on a touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress.
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook ripped off runs of 11 and 13 yards to help march the Eagles inside the Giant 30 with less than two minutes to play, paving the way for David Akers’ game-winning 38-yard field goal at the buzzer.
Infamous Eagles-Giants Moments
All discussions about infamous Eagles-Giants moments begin and with the “Miracle at the Meadowlands” trilogy.
Part 1 came Nov. 17, 1978, at the Giants’ home stadium when Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik botched a handoff to Larry Csonka in the final seconds of what should have been a 14-10 win. Eagles corner Herman Edwards scooped the loose ball and returned the fumble 26 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
Almost 25 years later, Brian Westbrook authored Part 2 when he returned a punt 84 yards to paydirt with 76 seconds to play as the Eagles overcame a 10-7 deficit for the 14-10 win.
A third Miracle at the Meadowlands was born Dec. 19, 2010, in the first-ever game between the Eagles and Giants at new MetLife Stadium. DeSean Jackson’s 65-yard punt return touchdown as time expired completed an Eagles comeback from down 31-10 with less than eight minutes to play as the Eagles prevailed 38-31.
Giants quarterbacks Charlie Conerly and Y.A. Tittle took turns feasting on the Eagles from 1950-1964, with Conerly going 12-5 before handing off to Tittle, who went 6-2. Tittle’s 92.0 career passing rating against the Eagles is the highest by a Giants quarterback in team history.
Despite the 45 years between their rookie seasons, former Giants star ball carriers Tiki Barber and Frank Gifford rank second and third, respectively, on the all-time list for yards from scrimmage against the Eagles. Gifford’s 11 touchdowns against the Eagles are fifth-most of any Eagles opponent in league history.
Donovan McNabb caused headaches for Big Blue’s defense in the 2000s. He racked up 3,461 passing yards, 25 touchdown passes and a 90.4 passer rating against them and is also the league’s ninth-leading rusher all-time against New York. The dual-threat QB’s 3,883 total offensive yards are the most by any Giants' opponent in team history.
Eagles running backs Brian Westbrook, LeSean McCoy and Wilbert Montgomery rank ninth, 10th and 11th, respectively, on the list of all-time leaders in yards from scrimmage against the Giants, while Tommy McDonald’s 12 touchdown catches in 15 games from 1957-68 against the Giants are the third-most ever by an opponent.
Eagles vs Giants FAQs
- What is the Eagles All-Time Record vs the Giants?
The Eagles are 84-84-2 all-time against the Giants entering 2019, 2-2 against them in the playoffs.
- When Do the Giants and Eagles Play Next?
The NFC East rivals first meet this season on Dec. 9, 2019.
- When Was the First Meeting of the Eagles and Giants?
The Eagles and Giants first met on Oct. 15, 1933, at the Polo Grounds in New York City.
- Who Won the First Meeting Between the Eagles and Giants?
The Giants won 56-0.