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Giants Now: Giants-Eagles Week 18 Preview


Giants-Eagles Week 18 Preview

The Giants will wrap up the 2022 regular season in Philadelphia this Sunday with a 4:25 p.m. kickoff against the Eagles.

With Sunday's win over the Colts, the Giants clinched their first playoff berth since 2016 and are now locked into the No. 6 seed in the NFC. As the No. 6 seed, the Giants are guaranteed to face off against either the Minnesota Vikings or San Francisco 49ers on Wild Card Weekend, depending on how Week 18 goes for those two teams.

On the other sideline, the Eagles still have a lot on the line heading into Week 18. Philadelphia has lost two consecutive games and will now need to win in the season finale in order to secure the No. 1 seed in the conference and a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

Here are notes and stats for players from both teams ahead of the regular season finale.


*Giants clinched postseason berth for 1st time since 2016

*QB Daniel Jones had 268 yards (177 pass, 91 rush) & 4 TDs (2 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 125.2 rating last week, his 2nd-career game with 2+ TD passes & 2+ rush TDs. Has career highs in pass yards (3,205), completion percentage (67.2), rush yards (708) & rush TDs (7) in 2022. Had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) in Week 14 meeting & aims for his 5th start in row vs. Phi. with 90+ rating. Aims to become the 4th QB in NFL history with 3,200+ passing yards, 65+ completion percentage & 700+ rush yards in a season.

*RB Saquon Barkley ranks 6th in NFL with 1,650 scrimmage yards (career-high 1,312 rush, 338 rec.) in 2022. Has rush TD in 6 of his 7 road games this season & aims for his 3rd in row on road with 120+ scrimmage yards & rush TD.

*WR Richie James led team with 7 receptions for 76 yards & had career-high 4th rec. TD of season last week. Has career highs in catches (57) & rec. yards (569) in 2022. Has 7+ catches in 3 of his past 4 & aims for his 3rd in row with 75+ rec. yards. Had 7 catches for 61 yards & rec. TD in Week 14 meeting.

*WR Isaiah Hodgins had rec. TD last week & has TD catch in 4 of his past 5, incl. Week 14 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD.

*WR Darius Slayton leads team with 724 rec. yards in 2022.

*OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux had 2 TFL, sack & PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD & 4th in row with 5+ tackles.

*DL Dexter Lawrence had sack last week & aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. Has career highs in sacks (7.5), TFL (7), FFs (2) & PD (3) in 2022.

*LB Jaylon Smith aims for his 5th in row with 9+ tackles.

*LB Landon Collins had 2nd-career INT-TD in Week 17.


*Philadelphia clinched playoff berth for 2nd-straight season under HC Nick Sirianni. Lead NFL with 68 sacks & can surpass 1984 Chicago Bears (72) for most sacks by team in single season in NFL history. Became 1st team ever with 4 players each with 10+ sacks in single season.

*QB Jalen Hurts is 1 of 4 QBs ever with 3,000+ pass yards (3,472), 20+ TD passes (22) & 10+ rush TDs (13) in single season & has 2nd-most rush TDs by QB in single season all-time. Has 19 TDs (14 pass, 5 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 110.7 rating in 7 home starts in 2022. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating.

*QB Gardner Minshew aims for his 3rd start in row with 270+ pass yards.

*RB Miles Sanders ranks 5th in NFL with career-high 1,236 rush yards & has career- high 11 rush TDs in 2022. Rushed for 144 yards & 2 TDs in Week 14 meeting.

*WR A.J. Brown had 97 rec. yards & tied his career high with his 11 rec. TD of season last week. Ranks 4th in NFL with career-high 1,401 rec. yards in 2022. Had TD catch in Week 14 meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with TD catch.

*WR DeVonta Smith had 9 catches for 115 yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 100+ rec. yards & 6th in row with 5+ catches. Has career highs in catches (88), rec. yards (1,129) & rec. TDs (7) in 2022. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with rec. TD

*LB Haason Reddick ranks 2nd with career-high 16 sacks in 2022. Can become 4th player since 1982 with 2+ sacks in 4 straight games. Aims for his 9th in row with 0.5+ sacks.

*DE Brandon Graham had 11th-career game with 2+ sacks (2) last week & has career-high 11 sacks this season. Had 3 sacks & FF in last meeting.

*DT Javon Hargrave has career highs in sacks (11) & TFL (10) this season.

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