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'Sunday Night Football' NFC East matchup pits Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles against Eli Manning, New York Giants

by jmaloni


Thu, Oct 9th 2014 05:20 pm

Eli Manning and the New York Giants (3-2) look to add to their three-game winning streak this Sunday when they travel to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to face Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and their first-place NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC. Pre-game coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET.

The Eagles, tied with the Dallas Cowboys at 4-1 atop the NFC East, have scored seven return touchdowns this season, the most by any NFL team in the first five games of a season since at least 1970. The Giants trail the Eagles and Cowboys by one game in the division, as Manning has led New York to three consecutive victories with an 8-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and a 115.2 passer rating - second best in the NFC over the past three weeks (Aaron Rodgers, 132.9). In addition, the Giants' defense leads the league in interceptions.

Calling Giants-Eagles is Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

"Football Night in America," the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by Bob Costas, who will report from Lincoln Financial Field. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward, and NBC Sports commentator Josh Elliott.

Dan Patrick co-hosts "Football Night" from NBC Sports Group's Studio 1 and will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of "Pro Football Talk" on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated. Carolyn Manno will report from Century Link Field in Seattle on the Cowboys-Seahawks game.

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