The revenge tour continues.
After the Giants defeated the Vikings in the Wild Card Round – a rematch of their Week 16 thriller that ended in a last-second loss – they have the chance to avenge another loss, this time to the Eagles. The NFC East rivals will meet at Lincoln Financial Field in the Divisional Round on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET (FOX).
Playing backups on both sides of the ball against Philadelphia's first teamers in the regular-season finale, the Giants held the Eagles to just one touchdown and were a recovered onside kick away from having an opportunity to win the game. They lost, 22-16, in Philadelphia, to a team that defeated them four weeks earlier by 26 points in MetLife Stadium. The Eagles finished 14-3, won the division, and earned the conference's only bye.
"It's the NFL, so the guys you have on your team, you have confidence in," coach Brian Daboll said after the Week 18 meeting, where 17 Giants starters were either inactive or were in uniform but never left the sideline. "We certainly have confidence in all the guys that we have. You're not playing walk-ons and things like that. You're playing people that earned the right to be on the team and compete and play. So, whoever we have out there, I have confidence in. They all know what to do. I thought they played a very competitive game."
Next week will be the fifth postseason meeting between the Giants and Eagles, who split the previous four evenly. The Giants won a 1981 Wild Card Game, 27-21, on the road and a 2000 Divisional Round matchup, 20-10, en route to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXV. The Eagles have the upper hand as of late, eliminating the Giants in the 2006 (Wild Card) and 2008 (Divisional Round) playoffs.
View photos from the Giants' 31-24 Wild Card victory over the Minnesota Vikings.