National Football League
Preview
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, January 8, 2023
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Eagles hope the third time is the charm as they once again try to lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a victory on Sunday in their regular-season finale against the visiting New York Giants.

Both NFC East teams are playoff-bound, but the Eagles (13-3) dropped their last two games with Gardner Minshew at quarterback while the Giants (9-6-1) locked up their first postseason appearance since 2016 with a 38-10 victory against the Indianapolis Colts last week.

Philadelphia won the teams' first meeting 48-22 at East Rutherford, N.J., in Week 14, with Jalen Hurts throwing for 217 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 77 yards and one score.

However, Hurts injured his right (throwing) shoulder the following week in a win against the Chicago Bears and was replaced by an inconsistent Minshew in losses to the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints the past two weekends.

Minshew threw three interceptions in those losses -- including a devastating, fourth-quarter pick-six against the Saints -- as Dallas, the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings all moved to within a game of Philadelphia at 12-4.

Hurts practiced with the first team on Friday and was officially listed as questionable for Sunday. NFL Network reported Saturday that Hurts is expected to play.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said before Friday's workout that "it's trending in the right direction" for Hurts to return.

"First and foremost, we're always going to want him to be healthy enough to not put himself at danger," Sirianni said. "He's got to be able to throw the ball down the field. He's got to be able to throw it accurately. He's got to be able to throw it with velocity so that he can be effective as a quarterback."

Eagles running back Miles Sanders was also listed as limited on Wednesday due to a knee injury. The first-time Pro Bowl selection ran for a season-high 144 yards with two touchdowns in the first meeting against the Giants.

New York counterpart Saquon Barkley was held to 28 yards on nine carries by a Philadelphia defense that registered seven of its league-leading and franchise-record 68 sacks on the season against the Giants.

New York quarterback Daniel Jones accounted for four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in last weekend against the Colts. He has career bests in completion rate (67.2 percent), passer rating (92.5) and interception rate (NFL-best 1.1 percent) in his fourth season.

The Giants are locked into the No. 6 NFC seed and will go on the road in the wild-card round to face either the 49ers or the Vikings.

First-year Giants coach Brian Daboll planned to wait until late in the week to determine whether to rest players on Sunday.

"We'll talk about it and do what's best for the team," he said. "Go out there and try to have a good week of practice, prepare like we normally do, and then decide what we want to do relative to who's playing, who's not playing. Whatever we think is best for our team, that's what we'll end up doing."

Giants cornerback Adoree' Jackson (knee) was a limited participant on Wednesday, while center Jon Feliciano (back), linebacker Azeez Ojulari (ankle) and defensive lineman Leonard Williams (neck) did not practice. Safety Xavier McKinney (fingers) was a full participant.

The Eagles opened the 21-day practice window Wednesday for safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson, defensive end Robert Quinn and offensive lineman Brett Toth to return from injured reserve.

Right tackle Lane Johnson (groin), defensive end Josh Sweat (neck) and cornerback Avonte Maddox did not participate in Wednesday's session. Linebacker Shaun Bradley (wrist) was limited.

--Field Level Media

Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf OT Div Conf
N.Y. Giants 9-6-1 W1 21.8 21.8 5-3-1 4-3 3-0 1-0 - - 4-6-1
Philadelphia 13-3 L2 28.4 20.5 6-2 7-1 9-2 0-0 - - 8-3
Last Meeting
N.Y. Giants Philadelphia
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
12/11/22 PHI 48 NYG 22 304 123 181 437 253 184
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
N.Y. Giants D. Jones 66.7 169 1 0
Philadelphia J. Hurts 67.7 217 2 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
N.Y. Giants T. Taylor 2 40 20.0 0
Philadelphia M. Sanders 17 144 8.5 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
N.Y. Giants R. James 7 61 8.7 1
Philadelphia A. Brown 4 70 17.5 1
Touchdowns Player TD
N.Y. Giants I. Hodgins 1
Philadelphia M. Sanders 2
Season
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
N.Y. Giants D. Jones 67.2 3205 15 5
Philadelphia J. Hurts 67.3 3472 22 5
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
N.Y. Giants S. Barkley 295 1312 4.4 10
Philadelphia M. Sanders 248 1236 5.0 11
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
N.Y. Giants D. Slayton 46 724 15.7 2
Philadelphia A. Brown 84 1401 16.7 11
Touchdowns Player TD
N.Y. Giants S. Barkley 10
Philadelphia J. Hurts 13