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Philadelphia Eagles Greg Ward, left, celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Jalen Hurts, center, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington football team on Tuesday, December 21 2021, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo / Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia Eagles Greg Ward, left, celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Jalen Hurts, center, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington football team on Tuesday, December 21 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo / Matt Slocum)

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GIANTS OF NEW YORK (4-10) at PHILADELPHIA (7-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox.

LINE BET: Eagles per 10, according to FanDuel SportsBook.

AGAINST SPREAD: Giants 6-8; Eagles 7-6-1.

SERIES RECORD: The Eagles lead 88-87-2.

LAST MEETING: The Giants defeated the Eagles 13-7 on November 28 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

LAST WEEK: Giants lost to Dallas 21-6; The Eagles beat Washington 27-17.

GIANT BREACH: GENERAL (27), RUSH (26), PASS (20), SCORE (29).

DEFENSE OF GIANTS: GENERAL (25), RUSH (26), PASS (19), MARS (21).

EAGLES BREACH: GENERAL (11), RUSH (1), PASS (24), SCORE (11).

EAGLE DEFENSE: GENERAL (11), RUSH (10), PASS (11), SCORE (15).

TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Giants minus-1, Eagles minus-2.

GIANT PLAYER TO WATCH: QB Jake Fromm. The sophomore pro, who was signed after Daniel Jones injured himself in the last game against the Eagles, finally made his NFL debut last weekend. The Georgia product played the team’s last streak and had 6 of 12 passes for 82 yards. He’s likely to see the action with veteran replacing Mike Glennon struggling.

EAGLES PLAYER TO WATCH: TE Dallas Goedert has 13 catches for 240 yards in his last two games. He has become a focal point of the passing game since the Eagles traded Zach Ertz to Arizona. Goedert was limited to a catch for no yard in the Eagles-Giants first meeting.

KEY MATCHUP: Philadelphia offensive line vs. New York defensive line in the running game. The Eagles ran for 208 yards in the first meeting, but returned the ball four times and lost.

KEY INJURIES: Jones (neck) and WR Sterling Shepard (Achilles tendon) are out for the season. RB Gary Brightwell is uncertain with a neck injury. WR Kadarius Toney, CB Aaron Robinson, CB Adoree Jackson, CB Keion Crossen, LB Cam Brown and LB Oshane Ximines are in the COVID-19 protocol. The Eagles DE Brandon Graham (Achilles tendon) and LG Isaac Seumalo (Lisfranc tendon) are absent for the season and the incumbent RG Brandon Brooks (pectoral tendon) has not played since the second week. OL Landon Dickerson, Andre Dillard and Le’Raven Clark are in COVID-19 protocol.

SERIES NOTES: The Giants have won back-to-back games. Prior to that, the Eagles had won 12 of 13. A Giants victory would tie the longtime streak.

STATS AND THINGS: The Giants have lost five straight road games. … Last week’s six points tied the least the Giants have scored in a game of coach Joe Judge’s two seasons. They abandoned a 20-6 decision over Cleveland last season. … New York has failed to pass 200 yards in six straight games. … The Giants’ four turnovers last week tied a season high. … RB Saquon Barkley lost a fumble for the first time in their four-year career. It happened in a race against Dallas on his 791st touchdown, including 606 carries. … RB Devontae Booker has rushed for 74 yards against Dallas and has at least 80 yards of scrimmage on the last two outings. … WR Kenny Golladay had a record 53 yards against Dallas. … TE Evan Engram had four catches last week and now leads the team with 40. He has had at least five catches in his last two games against Philadelphia. … rookie LB Azeez Ojulari had a half-sack against the Cowboys, earning him a team-high eight, third among rookies. … Xavier McKinney is tied for first in surety with five interceptions. He had a pick against Philadelphia last month. … sophomore LB Tae Crowder had 12 tackles against Dallas and leads the team with 108. … LB Lorenzo Carter just finished a career game with two sacks and a forced fumble. … CB Julian Love had a high of 10 tackles last week. He recovered from a fumble against the Eagles on November 28. … Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts leads the league with 96 explosive plays, defined as passes over 16 yards and carries over 10 yards. His 10 rushing touchdowns this season are the biggest ever for an Eagles quarterback… Since returning from IR Week 11, RB Miles Sanders leads the NFL at 6.1 yards per carry, among runners with at least five races in that span… Eagles C Jason Kelce and CB Darius Slay have been voted for the Pro Bowl… The Eagles have won four of five (losing only to the Giants) and five of seven from a start 2- 5.

FANTASTIC TIP: Eagles RB Sanders has just played in back-to-back 100-yard games and is set to score his first touchdown of the season.

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