Eagles vs. Giants 2016: Game Time, TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Channel, Odds and More
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 NFL schedule continues this week as the team is set to play the New York Giants (4-3) on Sunday. The Eagles (4-3) are still looking for their first division win of the season.
Every game is typically a must-win affair for every NFL team, but that sentiment is especially true for the Eagles this week. Philadelphia desperately needs a victory after dropping to 0-2 in the division with a loss to the Cowboys last Sunday. If the Eagles lose to the Giants, they’ll be last in the NFC East at 4-4 overall and 0-3 in division games. A loss would be very bad for the Eagles’ playoff hopes this season.
The good news for the Birds is that this is a winnable game for them. New York is a far cry from some type of juggernaut. The G-Men are only scoring 17.1 offensive points per game, which ranks 28th in the NFL. The Eagles’ defense, meanwhile, is only allowing an average of 16.7 points. That’s the fourth best figure in the league.
Jim Schwartz’s defense figures to match up well against the Giants’ anemic offense. The Giants’ offensive line could struggle to protect Eli Manning against Philadelphia’s pass rush. The Eagles currently rank third in the NFL in sacks per game with 3.1. New York’s lackluster running game could allow the Eagles to sell out on stopping the Giants’ passing attack. If the Eagles can control the line of scrimmage, life will be made easier for Philadelphia’s secondary as they go up against the likes of Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, and Sterling Shepard.
The bad news for the Eagles is that their below-average offense could continue to look sluggish against an improved Giants defense. New York is allowing the fifth least opponent yards per play and 10th least opponent points per game. This week’s tilt could have the making of a defensive struggle.
It’s painfully clear Philadelphia lacks an ample amount of adequate weapons for rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. It’s mostly just Darren Sproles and then a whole lot of nothing. It will be up to Doug Pederson to get the most out of his players.
The Eagles will be without Josh Huff this week and moving forward as the team released their 25-year-old wide receiver following his arrest. Moving up to the active game day roster in his place will be undrafted rookie Bryce Treggs.
Read on for everything you need to know about this week’s game.
Date: November 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter).
Referee: Bill Vinovich
Location: MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV coverage map: Click here to see if you get the game in your area.
NFL Network replay: TBA
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SIRIUS: 132 (Phi.), 82 (NYG).
XM: 380 (Phi.), 82 (NYG).
The Eagles are underdogs against the Giants, per Bovada.
Philadelphia Eagles +3 (-140)
New York Giants -3 (+120)
Over/under: 43 points
The Eagles are 79-83-2 in 164 regular season games against the Giants. The Eagles are 13-3 in their last 16 games against New York. These two teams last played in the final game of the 2015 season when interim head coach Pat Shurmur led the Eagles to a meaninglesss 35-30 win.
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Eagles 2016 regular season schedule
Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (Sept. 11, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 2 – @ Chicago Bears (Sept. 19, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 3 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 25, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 4 – BYE
Week 5 – @ Detroit Lions (Oct. 9, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 – @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 – Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 – @ Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 30, 8:30 PM ET, NBC)
Week 9 – @ New York Giants (Nov. 6, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 10 – Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 13, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 11 – @ Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 20, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 12 – Green Bay Packers (Nov. 28, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 13 – @ Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 4, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 14 – Washington Redskins (Dec. 11, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 – @ Baltimore Ravens (Dec. 18, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 – New York Giants (Dec. 22, 8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN)
Week 17 – Dallas Cowboys (Jan. 1, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)