PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Giants (10-4) can clinch a playoff spot when they visit Philadelphia (5-9) on Thursday night.
But prime-time games in Philly have been tough on the Giants lately. They lost 27-0 on a Sunday night in 2014, and 27-7 on a Monday night in 2015. That might be the only motivation left for the Eagles who will miss the playoffs for a third straight season and are guaranteed a losing season in 2016.
“I’ve been called every name in the book in Philly, but you have to embrace it,” wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. said. “They don’t want to see you win. It is a pretty ruthless place down there.”
The Eagles have lost five straight games and they’re 2-9 since a 3-0 start, but six of those losses were one-score games. Among them was a 28-23 loss to the Giants on Nov. 6.