Giants-Eagles Week 14 Preview
The New York Giants continue their stretch of games against the NFC East with a Week 14 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sunday's game will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. They will face off against each other for the second time in the season finale at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Giants (7-4-1) have gone three games without a victory following last week's tie against the Commanders. On the other sideline, the Eagles (11-1) have won three consecutive games since losing their only game of the season in Week 10 against Washington.
Here are notes and stats for players from both teams ahead of the Week 14 matchup.
*QB Daniel Jones completed 25 of 31 atts. (80.6 pct.) for 200 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 104.3 rating & had 71 rush yards in Week 13. Is 1 of 2 NFC QBs (Geno Smith) with 2 games of 80+ comp. pct. (min. 20 atts.) in 2022. Ranks 5th among QBs with career- high 522 rush yards in 2022. Has 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4 at home. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Phi. with 90+ rating.
*RB Saquon Barkley had 8th rush TD of season last week. Ranks 4th in NFL in rush yards (1,055) & 5th in scrimmage yards (1,296) in 2022, his 3rd-career season with 1,000+ rush yards (2018-19). Has 636 scrimmage yards (106 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in 6 career games vs. Phi.
*WR Darius Slayton led team with 6 receptions for 90 yards last week. Has 85+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4.
*WR Isaiah Hodgins had 1st career TD catch in Week 13.
*DL Dexter Lawrence had career-high 9 tackles & 6th sack of season in Week 13. Leads all DL with 8 games of 5+ tackles in 2022 & aims for his 5th in row with 5+ tackles. Had FF in last home meeting.
*LB Kayvon Thibodeaux had 2nd-career sack in Week 13.
*LB Micah McFadden had 1st-career FF last week.
*LB Azeez Ojulari had 10th-career sack, 3rd-career FF & 1st-career FR last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & FF.
*LB Jihad Ward had 3rd sack of season & 2nd-career FF in Week 13.
*S Julian Love had 12 tackles & career-high 6th TFL of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 11+ tackles & 4th in row with TFL.
*QB Jalen Hurts completed season-high 29 of 39 atts. (74.4 pct.) for season-high 380 yards & had 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 130.3 rating in Week 13. Is 1 of 2 (Joe Burrow) with 375+ pass yards, 3+ TD passes & rush TD in single game in 2022. Has 2+ TD passes in 6 of his past 7 & rush TD in 3 of his past 4. Needs rush TD to become 1st QB ever with 10+ rush TDs in consecutive seasons. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 102.5 rating in last meeting.
*RB Miles Sanders had career-high 9th rush TD of season last week. Is only NFC RB with 900+ rush yards (924) & 9+ rush TDs in 2022. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his 5 career games vs. NYG.
*WR A.J. Brown had 8 catches for 119 yards & 2 rec. TDs in Week 13. Has 13 games with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch since 2019, 3rd-most in NFL. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. Needs 50 rec. yards for his 3rd career 1,000-yard season.
*WR DeVonta Smith had 5 catches for 102 yards & 4th rec. TD of season last week, his 4th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Had 80 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting.
*LB Haason Reddick had 9th sack of season last week & aims for his 5th in row with 0.5+ sacks. Had career-high 5 sacks & 3 FFs at NYG (12/23/20 w/ Az.).
*DE Brandon Graham had sack in Week 13 & aims for his 4th in row with 0.5 sacks.
*DT Fletcher Cox had 5th sack of season in Week 13 & aims for his 3rd in row with sack.
*DE Josh Sweat had 3rd-career 2-sack game in Week 13 & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC East. Had sack & FF in last meeting.
*DT Javon Hargrave had career-high 8th sack of season in Week 13.
*CB James Bradberry had 35 PD & 7 INTs in 32 games (2020-21) w/ NYG.
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Notebook: Daniel Jones, Darius Slayton strengthen bond
Daniel Jones and Darius Slayton joined the Giants together as members of the 2019 draft class and quickly developed a partnership that continues to strengthen.
"I've said this before – we're like an old married couple," Slayton said yesterday. "You roll over, wake up (and) see each other for 70 years. You know what every hair on her head looks like at some point. I feel like I know what every hair on his head looks like. So, it's just familiarity."
That bond is helping the Giants on the field. After overcoming a three-game start in which he was largely invisible, Slayton has become one of the most vital components in the team's passing attack. He leads the team's wideouts with 33 catches for 566 yards. Runner-up Richie James has 31 receptions for 300 yards.
In the Giants' 20-20 tie with Washington on Sunday, Slayton had team-high totals of six receptions for 90 yards, including a 55-yarder that tied his career long.
Slayton has at least 60 receiving yards in five consecutive games, tying him with Las Vegas' Davante Adams for the NFL's longest active streak. His 17.2-yard per-catch average is third among all players with at least 30 receptions. He trails only Buffalo's Gabriel Davis (19.0-yard average on 35 catches) and Kansas City's Marquez Valdes-Scantling (17.8 yards on 33 caches).
"I think I'm definitely playing at a pretty solid level," Slayton said. "Definitely have had some moments here and there I'd like to have back, but I try to go out there and make every play that I can to the best of my ability."
Pete Davidson joins The Eli Manning Show
On this week's episode of "The Eli Manning Show", presented by Panini Prizm, Eli makes Pete Davidson's childhood dream come true as the two spend the day at Pete's apartment. Since neither one has an Instagram account, Eli and Pete decide to make one together and set out to capture their day in social media. Follow their Instagram account: @pete_eli10
Pete shows Eli how to play Madden and dress more like him before they throw the football across the living room, which doesn't bode well for Davidson. They share their favorite Giants memories and order in pizza, and then go on to discuss Pete's new upcoming series "Bupkis" and ultimately how he got the gig on SNL
Check out the full episode in the video below.