The Eagles finally get Michael Vick back from a hamstring injury he suffered the last time they faced the Giants. Vick, 33, was injured in the second quarter of October 6th's 36-21 win over the Giants. Prior to the injury, Vick was 6-for-14 (42.8%) for 105 yards but he did his damage with his legs rushing seven times for 79 yards against New York. He is completing 53.8% of his passes for 1,185 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions on the season.
LeSean McCoy struggled three weeks ago against New York rushing 20 times for just 46 yards, his lowest output of the season. However, McCoy did rush for one of his three touchdowns of the season against New York. In nine career games against the Giants, the 25-year-old back has rushed for 740 yards and four touchdowns while catching 35 passes for 217 yards.
On the receiving end, DeSean Jackson had a monster game pulling in seven passes for 132 yards and a touchdown - his second best game of the year behind the 193-yard day against the Chargers. Jackson has had tremendous numbers against the Giants in the past catching 42 passes for 768 yards and four touchdowns in 10 career games against the G-men - the most against any one opponent except for the five touchdowns against Washington.
The Giants defense is going to focus on shutting down McCoy the same way they did on Monday night against Minnesota's Adrian Peterson. They already had success limiting McCoy to 46 yards three weeks ago and held Peterson, the NFL's leading rusher last season, to just 28 yards on 13 carries. Former Eagles defensive linemen Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins, along with All-Pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will likely be causing the pressure up front.
Hillis was playing in his first game with New York on Monday night and will look to continue his success Sunday. He rushed 18 times for 36 yards and a touchdown while his five receptions went for 45 yards.
In their last meeting, Manning had a rough game going 24-for-52 for 334 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. The three interceptions all came in the fourth quarter which hurt. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had nine receptions for 142 yards while Rueben Randle caught six passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
With a downhill runner like Hillis lining up in the Giants backfield, linebacker DeMeco Ryans will have to play a key role for the Eagles. Ryans didn't have much of an impact last time out against New York coming up with just three total tackles but last week Ryans was everywhere. He had a big game against Dallas with eight total tackles, six solo tackles, a sack, a pass defended, and an interception which he returned 36 yards.
Beason, 28, was acquired just days before the Giants and Eagles met earlier this month and was inactive for the game. In his two games with the Giants, Beason has piled up 21 tackles including 11 solo tackles against the Chicago Bears two weeks ago. He will have his hands full with shifty running back LeSean McCoy who figures to play a key role in the Eagles offense.
McCoy struggled three weeks ago against New York rushing 20 times for just 46 yards, his lowest output of the season. However, McCoy did rush for one of his three touchdowns of the season against New York. In nine career games against the Giants, the 25-year-old back has rushed for 740 yards and four touchdowns while catching 35 passes for 217 yards.