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Giants vs. Eagles Key Matchups


DEFENSIVE END: Jason Pierre-Paul vs. Jason Babin

Pierre-Paul's 9.5 sacks is good for third in the NFL while Babin is right behind with 9.0. Pierre-Paul had two against the Eagles in their early Week 3 matchup, which was his second multi-sack game of the season. On his way to tallying seven of his own in the first four weeks, Babin got to Eli Manning once. Since then, Babin has only two and hasn't recorded one in the month of November. Meanwhile, Pierre-Paul has at least a share of one in every game but two.

WIDE RECEIVER: Victor Cruz vs. DeSean Jackson

Cruz leads his team in yards (672) and is tied for the lead in receptions (40) and touchdowns (4). Jackson, who was benched last week, is second on the Eagles with 503 yards and a pair of touchdowns. But what both bring to the table is their big play capability. Cruz has 11 plays of 20 yards or more,  while Jackson has eight. Jackson, however, does have the edge in yards per catch at 17.3, compared to Cruz's 16.8. Jackson's long for the season is a 61-yard reception, and Cruz has a 74-yarder under his belt – against the Eagles.

RUNNING BACK: Brandon Jacobs vs. LeSean McCoy

With Ahmad Bradshaw ruled out again, Jacobs is slotted for the bulk of touches. Jacobs has three touchdowns on 78 carries this season. McCoy, on the other hand, set a franchise record last week after finding the end zone for the ninth straight game. McCoy found the end zone once against the Giants in their first game.

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