After beating the Panthers in Week 16, the Giants clinched home-field advantage until the Super Bowl, so the game next week is in New York. That should help the Giants, right? Well, that was not what happened in Week 14, so is it the case in this week's game?
The Eagles came into New York in Week 14 and beat the Giants, 20-14. Westbrook rushed for 131 yards and McNabb threw for 191 yards. They were unstoppable. They also put up a good fight in Week 10 when the Giants won, 36-31.
But in that game the Giants had Plax, who, as we all know, is not going to play anytime soon.
But that was then. Now the Giants and Eagles both have a ton of momentum coming into Sunday's game.
Everything had worked out for them in Week 17. If they won against the Cowboys, they would be in the playoffs. They won and kept their promise to their fans for a playoff spot. (They even had Bryan Swartz writing that the Eagles "saved his Christmas.")
Then, in their first playoff game, they beat the Vikings 26-14 on the road last week. They played a great game and got their team into the divisional playoffs. They will play the Giants.
Even though the Giants did not win their last game, they still are very high on momentum after they beat the Panthers in Week 16 in OT, showing the world that they are the best team in the NFC, if not in the NFL.
Is the world ready for this game?
Another Philadelphia and New York clash for the top.
Philadelphia won the battle in the baseball world when the Phillies won the NL East, but don't forget the Mets won most of their games against the Phillies last season.
This is going to be a great game. May the best team win. (I hope it's the Giants!)