The Eagles host the New York Giants today at 1pm for their home opener at Lincoln Financial Field. Today's game is tied for the latest Eagles home opener ever, with a game against Dallas on September 25th, 1971. The game will be shown on FOX with Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa doing the call. You can also catch the game on the radio simulcast on 94.1-FM and 610-AM WIP.
Eagles DT Cullen Jenkins, who is currently tied for the team lead in sacks, says today's game will be "huge."
"It's huge, especially with it being the home opener. That's probably what it takes to win right there, starting it off with a win as your home record. It sets the standard for what other teams are going to expect coming in here. It's a lot of motivation and a lot of hype going out there."
The Eagles are going for their seventh straight win over the Giants, with last year's pair of wins both coming via a fourth quarter comeback. Of course the most famous of which is the "Miracle at the New Meadowlands" where the Eagles erased a 21 point deficit in 8 minutes and win the game on a DeSean Jackson TD return with no time left. His TD in that game was the first "walk off" punt return in NFL history and marked his fourth TD of 30+ yards against the Giants.
As for some notable connections between the teams. Eagles WR Steve Smith was drafted by the GIants and played there four years making a pro bowl in 2009. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was a receivers coach for the Eagles from 1984-85 and G Stacey Andrews played in 10 games for the Eagles in 2009.
This is the 159th meeting between these two teams. The Giants hold the overall series advantage at 84-72-4, while the Eagles are 13-11 against the Giants under Andy Reid.