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New York Giants can clinch playoff berth with win against NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles on 'Thursday Night Football'


Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:15 am

NBC continues its coverage of "Thursday Night Football" this week, as Eli Manning and the New York Giants (10-4) aim to clinch a playoff berth with a win at Lincoln Financial Field against Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles (5-9). Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with "Football Night in Philadelphia" on NBC.

The Giants are coming off a 17-6 home win over the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions last week and are 8-1 in their last nine games. Manning passed for 201 yards and completed a pair of touchdown throws to WRs Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard in the victory. New York's defense has been dominant in the past two weeks, and has not allowed a touchdown in seven quarters, dating back to the first quarter of the Giants' 10-7 win against Dallas on "Sunday Night Football" in Week 14.

The Eagles have won four of their past five games against the Giants. Philadelphia suffered a 27-26 loss to the Ravens in Baltimore last week, as a two-point conversion failed in the final seconds of the game. RB Ryan Mathews rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The Giants defeated the Eagles 28-23 in Week 9 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Manning threw four touchdown passes in the game, including a pair to Beckham Jr., while Wentz threw for 364 yards for the Eagles.

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