When these two teams met in Week 2, the story was much different.
The Dream Team was still undefeated. The Giants were coming off a season-opening loss to the Washington Redskins and entered the contest both demoralized and bruised with injury.
Nine weeks later, the tables have turned.
Now, it is Philadelphia entering the rivalry matchup coming off a demoralizing loss, a 21-17 loss at home to the three-win Arizona Cardinals. Now, it is the Eagles who play the Giants with an injured squad—quarterback Michael Vick has cracked ribs, while the statuses of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie both remain uncertain.
The Eagles must play effective, flawless football to defeat the New York Giants and keep alive even a sparkle of hope toward postseason play.