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Giants Now: Giants-Eagles Divisional Round Preview


Giants-Eagles Divisional Round Preview

The New York Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round of the 2022 Playoffs. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 21 on FOX at Lincoln Financial Field.

Saturday marks the third meeting of the 2022 season between the Giants and the Eagles, with Philadelphia winning the first two games. The Giants and Eagles have met three times in a single season on four occasions - 2008, 2006, 2000 and 1981. The Giants have never lost three times to the Eagles in a single season.

In the Giants' last NFC Divisional Round appearance, they defeated Green Bay, 37-20, in 2011 en route to the Super Bowl XLVI title.

Here are notes and stats for players from both teams ahead of Saturday night's game.


Team Notes

*New York Giants advanced to NFC-D for 1st time since 2011.

*Brian Daboll became 1st NYG coach to win postseason debut since Dan Reeves (1993).

*New York Giants ranked 4th in rush yards per game (148.2).

Offensive Notes

*QB Daniel Jones made 1st career playoff start in NFC-WC & became 1st QB in NFL history with 300+ pass yards (301), 2+ TD passes (2) & 70+ rush yards (78) in single playoff game. Had career highs in pass yards (3,205), rush yards (708 - 5th-most among QBs) & rush TDs (7 - tied 3rd- most among QBs) in 2022. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Phi. with 90+ rating.

*RB Saquon Barkley had 5 catches, 109 scrimmage yards (56 rec., 53 rush) & 2 rush TDs in NFC-WC at Min. Ranked 4th in rush yards (1,312) & ranked 5th among RBs in scrimmage yards (1,650) & had 2nd-career season with 10+ rush TDs (10) in 2022.

*WR Isaiah Hodgins led team with 8 receptions for 105 yards & had TD catch in NFC-WC. Has rec. TD in 5 of his past 6, incl. playoffs.

*WR Darius Slayton had 88 rec. yards in NFC-WC. Had 46 receptions for team-high 724 rec. yards & 2 rec. TDs in 2022, his 3rd-career season with 700+ rec. yards.

*WR Richie James had career highs in receptions (57), rec. yards (569) & rec. TDs (4) in 2022.

*TE Daniel Bellinger had rec. TD in NFC-WC at Min.

Defensive Notes

DL Dexter Lawrence had 6 tackles & TFL in NFC-WC at Min. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL, incl. playoffs. Had career highs in sacks (7.5), TFL (7), PD (3) & FF (2) in 2022. Led NFC DL with career-high 68 tackles this season.

ILB Jaylon Smith had 88 tackles this season, his 5th-career season with 80+ tackles. Had 9 tackles in Week 14 meeting vs. Phi. Aims for his 4th in row in playoffs with 7+ tackles.

OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux was 1 of 2 rookies (George Karlaftis) with 4+ sacks (4), 5+ TFL (6) & 5+ PD (5) in 2022.

OLB Azeez Ojulari had 2 sacks in Week 14 meeting vs. Phi.

S Julian Love led team & ranked 4th among DBs with career-high 116 tackles & was 1 of 5 DBs with 100+ tackles, 5+ TFL (6) & 5+ PD (5) in 2022.

S Xavier McKinney led team with 8 tackles & had PD in NFC-WC at Min.

CB Fabian Moreau had career-high 63 tackles & 2nd-straight season with 10+ PD (10) this season.

CB Darnay Holmes had 6 tackles & 2 TFL in NFC-WC at Min. Had career- high 8 PD in 2022, incl. 5 PD in his final 5 reg. season games.

CB Adoree' Jackson aims for his 3rd playoff game in row with 7+ tackles.

View photos from practice as the Giants get ready for the Divisional Round matchup.


Team Notes

*Philadelphia clinched NFC East for 1st time since 2019.

*Nick Sirianni has led Phi. to postseason in each of 1st 2 seasons.

*Eagles led NFL in rush TDs (32), tied 2nd-most by team in single season in SB era & sacks (70), tied-3rd most by team in single season all-time.

*Philadelphia became 1st team since 1982 with 4 players each with 10+ sacks in single season. 

Offensive Notes

*QB Jalen Hurts became 3rd QB ever with 3,500+ pass yards (3,701), 20+ TD passes (22) & 10+ rush TDs (13) in single season, 2nd-most rush TDs by QB in single season in NFL history. Became 1st QB all-time with 10+ rush TDs in consecutive seasons. Ranks 4th among QBs with 760 rush yards. Had 297 yards (258 pass, 39 rush) & TD pass in only career playoff start (1/16/22 at TB - NFC-WC). Has 2+ TDs & 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 starts vs. NYG.

*RB Miles Sanders had career highs in rush yards (1,269) & rush TDs (11) in 2022, incl. 7 rush TDs in 9 home games. Rushed for 144 yards & 2 TDs in Week 14 meeting at NYG.

*WR A.J. Brown had 88 catches for franchise-record 1,496 yards (4th- most in NFL) & 11 rec. TDs in 2022. Aims for his 3rd in row in playoffs with 5+ catches, 80+ rec. yards & TD catch. Had 70+ rec. yards in each of his 2 games vs. NYG in 2022.

*WR DeVonta Smith had career highs in catches (95), rec. yards (1,196) & rec. TDs (7) in 2022. Brown & Smith were only pair of teammates each with 85+ catches & 1,100+ rec. yards this season. Had 13 games with 5+ catches in 2022, tied 3rd-most in NFL. Had rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NYG. 

Defensive Notes

*OLB Haason Reddick ranked tied-2nd in NFL with career-high 16 sacks & ranked tied-1st with 5 FFs. Became 1st player since 1982 with 10+ sacks in 3 straight seasons with 3 different teams.

*DE Brandon Graham had career-high 11 sacks in 2022. Has 5 sacks, 7 TFL & 2 FFs in his past 5 vs. NYG. Has 0.5+ sacks in 3 of his past 4 playoff games.

*DT Javon Hargrave had career highs in sacks (11) & TFL (10) this season. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 playoff games.

*DE Josh Sweat had career highs in sacks (11) & TFL (15) in 2022, incl. sack in 5 of his final 6 reg. season games. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with sack.

*DT Fletcher Cox has 6 TFL in 8 career playoff games.

*LB T.J. Edwards was 1 of 4 with 150+ tackles (159 - tied-6th in NFL) & 10+ TFL (10) in 2022.

*CB Darius Slay (14 PD, 3 INTs) & CB James Bradberry (17 PD, 3 INTs) were only pair of teammates each with 14+ PD & 3+ INTs in 2022.

*S C.J. Gardner-Johnson ranked tied-1st in NFL with career-high 6 INTs.

View rare photos of the Giants' Divisional Round playoff games through the years.

View rare photos of the historic rivalry between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.