- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-6) at NEW YORK GIANTS (6-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE -Giants by 1½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 7-7-1, New York 7-8

SERIES RECORD - Giants leads 84-77-2

LAST MEETING -Eagles beat Giants 27-0, Oct. 12

LAST WEEK - Eagles lost to Redskins, 27-24; Giants beat Rams 37-27

AP PRO32 RANKING - Eagles No. 12, Giants No. 21.

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (9), PASS (6).

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (17), PASS (25).

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (22), PASS (10).

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (30), PASS (17).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Long-time NFC East rivals will be cleaning out lockers after this one. … After beating Dallas on Thanksgiving to take lead in division, defending NFC East champion Eagles lost three straight to miss playoffs. … QB Mark Sanchez returns to MetLife Stadium for first time since being released by Jets after last season. … Sanchez threw for career-high 374 yards last week. … RB LeSean McCoy ran for 149 yards in win over Giants. He has 1,220 yards rushing, his fourth 1,000-yard season in five years. … WR Jeremy Maclin has career-high 82 catches for 1,269 yards. His 10 TD catches match his career best. … TE Zach Ertz had team-record 15 catches last week for career-best 115 yards. … LB Connor Barwin had three sacks and forced fumble in win over New York. He leads NFC with 14½ sacks. … Giants have won three in row after losing seven straight in bid to save coach Tom Coughlin’s job. … QB Eli Manning threw for 391 yards, three touchdowns and had a 148.8 rating last week. His rating is 109.8 in past five games. He needs 19 yards passing for fourth 4,000-yard season. . Rookie RB Andre Williams has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of last three games. … Rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. has 79 catches, most by any player in first 11 games. He leads rookies with 1,120 yards receiving and is tied for rookie lead with 11 TD catches. … DE Jason Pierre-Paul, free agent after this season, has seven sacks and two forced fumbles in his last four games.

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