The New York Giants will close out a regular season that was quite frankly, disappointing, against a team that isn’t thrilled about how their season went either in the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants have about an eight percent chance of making the playoffs, something that I broke down earlier in the week. They have to handle their own business in beating the Eagles anyway, before we talk about all of the other things that have to happen.
This could be a game of lasts on both sides. For the Eagles, is this Andy Reid’s last game as head coach of the team? Is this Michael Vick’s last game as starting quarterback of the team since Nick Foles is out with an injury? What are they going to look like on defense next year? Nevertheless, it’s going to be quite the interesting off-season in Philadelphia.
Big Blue has their own questions. Is this the last game for Perry Fewell and Kevin Gilbride at their respecitve coordinator spots? How about Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck? Corey Webster? Kenny Phillips? Will this be their last game with the only organization any of these guys have ever played for? Will Eli Manning throw for over 200 yards, something he hasn’t done in three weeks?
The Giants lost the previous meeting with the Eagles back in week four. The Giants are looking to go out more like champs than chumps and in a game against a divisional rival, you would like nothing more than to go into the off-season on a high note, rather than finishing 2-6 in the second half of the season.