Eagles vs. Giants: Head to Head

A win or a loss means nothing except for draft order; the Eagles and Giants end the season with a meaningless game otherwise.

QUARTERBACKS

PHI: Mark Sanchez sums up the entire Eagles team: capable of playing at a high level, but mistake-prone at the worst possible times.

NYG: A solid year for Eli Manning with 29 touchdowns and 13 picks; in the last four games, Manning has thrown eight scores and just one INT.

ADVANTAGE: Giants

RUNNING BACKS

PHI: LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles each earned Pro Bowl honors for their high rushing output and special teams prowess respectively.

NYG: Both Andre Williams and Rashad Jennings have had their moments, but injuries to the latter helped sink the unit in 2014.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

WIDE RECEIVERS

PHI: Jeremy Maclin is a Pro Bowl snub with ten touchdowns and nearly 1300 yards; Riley Cooper finally contributed some scores in a down year.

NYG: Odell Beckham has become a human highlight reel, hauling in 11 touchdowns; Rueben Randle is a serviceable No. 2.

ADVANTAGE: Push

TIGHT ENDS

PHI: Zach Ertz's 15 grabs on Saturday were a franchise high; Brent Celek contributes as a blocker more than he does a pass catcher.

NYG: Larry Donnell cooled after a dominant night against the Redskins, but is still a high-impact tight end that Manning favors.

ADVANTAGE: Push

OFFENSIVE LINE

PHI: Jason Peters and Jason Kelce earned Pro Bowl nods, especially impressive in the case of Kelce who missed half of the season.

NYG: William Beatty seems to be the only Giants lineman adept at pass-protection and run-blocking; the rest is a mixed bag.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

DEFENSIVE LINE

PHI: Fletcher Cox is assured a Pro Bowl spot after a few guys bow out; Vinny Curry's penalties on Saturday underscore his hyperaggression.

NYG: Jason Pierre-Paul had himself a great year, but was surpassed in output by young Jonathan Hankins, who became a better pass rusher.

ADVANTAGE: Push

LINEBACKERS

PHI: Connor Barwin leaps into the Pro Bowl with 14.5 sacks; Mychal Kendricks blossomed into a leader, while Brandon Graham must be re-signed.

NYG: The pass-rushing from the linebacking corps is awful, with Jameel McClain only slightly passable; Mark Herzlich is great against the run.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

SECONDARY

PHI: Bradley Fletcher has played as bad at corner as anyone could have in the past month; at least Cary Williams and Malcolm Jenkins play acceptably.

NYG: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is questionable Sunday, but his pass coverage is best of the unit; an aging Antrel Rolle has slumped in 2014.

ADVANTAGE: Push

SPECIAL TEAMS

PHI: Cody Parkey's two field goal misses put a small dent in a great rookie campaign; Sproles' aforementioned Pro Bowl bid stems from his punt returns.

NYG: Josh Brown is 20 of 22 for the season; Steve Weatherford remains one of the game's top punters with a 45.8 yard net average.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

Statistics from Pro Football Focus were used to write this story.

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