As week 11 in the 2011-2012 NFL is now underway following Thursday night’s 17-13 Broncos victory over the Jets, the other New York team is looking to put more distance between themselves and the other teams in their division.
The New York Giants are currently sitting atop the NFC East standings with a record of 6 wins and 3 losses. The Dallas Cowboys are in second place with a record of 5-4 and the division is rounded out by Philadelphia and Washington with identical 3-6 records.
The Giants host the Eagles Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Earlier this season, in week 3, the New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 29-16.
Earlier in the day, the Cowboys visit the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys are also looking to add some separation from the pack in the NFC East and turn it into a twp-team race against the Giants.
Philadelphia and Washington are in desperate need of putting together significant winning streaks to save their respective seasons.
The Eagles may be without starting quarterback Michael Vick who suffered broken ribs in last week’s game. The Eagles are being coy up to this about in terms of revealing his availability but reports indicate that practices this week featured backups Vince Young and Mike Kafka preparing for the Giants. It is still unclear which player will get the start but with their season all but on the line, entering this final stretch with a backup as your starter cannot be a great feeling for the Eagles and their fans.
Sunday night’s matchup will be a major influencing factor on the NFC East standings. The Giants need to hold server with Dallas to maintain their lead. If Dallas wins in the afternoon, the Giants need to win at night to maintain their current lead.
There are still some good New York Giants tickets available for Sunday’s game and every home game for the rest of the season.