After the Giants spent the bye week patching up their injuries and listening to the media zoom into coach Spagnuolo’s head coaching interviews, the Giants will begin preparing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
For the third time in the past three years, the Giants will face an NFC East rival in their first playoff game. In 2008, the lost to the Eagles in the Wild Card playoffs on a David Akers’ game winning field goal, while Big Blue stunned Dallas in the Divisional Round last season.
The Eagles are flying high after facing the near-impossible odds of making it to the postseason. After needing everything to fall into place, including an Oakland Raiders win over the Buccaneers in week 17, the Eagles found themselves in the NFC playoff bracket with momentum on their side.
They took their momentum and ran with it all the way to Giants Stadium. The Eagles and Vikings had a tight game until the fourth quarter, where the Eagles pulled away and won, 26-14.
Sure, if the Vikings had won, the Giants most likely would be able to steamroll the Arizona Cardinals. However, I’d much rather the Giants face a division rival this weekend to make things interesting.
With a win this week, the Giants will have so much momentum they won’t know what to do with it… and another home game.