Big Blue vs. The Birds: Upcoming Game Info & Rivalry History
When Do the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles Play Next?
Are the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles Rivals?
Yes, the Giants and Eagles are longtime NFL division rivals, both playing in the NFC East. The rivalry has been fueled by the close proximity of the two franchises and a history of battles for NFC East championships.
Who are the New York Giants’ Biggest Rivals?
The Giants’ biggest rivalry is with the Philadelphia Eagles. The bitter rivalry is a result of a history of battles for the NFC East crown.
Who are the Philadelphia Eagles’ Biggest Rivals?
The Eagles have two bitter rivals in the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. They also consider the Washington Commanders a big rival.
Fans could debate between either the Giants or Cowboys when it comes to which is the most intense rivalry, but the Giants are certainly the Eagles’ longest rival, with a battle that goes back to 1933.
Game Results Between the Eagles & Giants
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Location||Winner||Score|
|01/21/2023||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||38-7|
|01/08/2023||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||22-16|
|12/26/2021||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||34-10|
|11/28/2021||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||13-7|
|11/15/2020||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||27-17|
|10/22/2020||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||22-21|
|12/09/2019||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||23-17|
|11/25/2018||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||25-22|
|09/24/2017||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||27-24|
|12/22/2016||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||24-19|
|11/06/2016||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||28-23|
|10/19/2015||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||27-7|
|10/12/2014||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||27-0|
|10/27/2013||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||NY Giants||15-7|
|12/30/2012||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||42-7|
|09/30/2012||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||19-17|
|09/25/2011||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||NY Giants||29-16|
|11/21/2010||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||27-17|
|11/01/2009||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||40-17|
|11/09/2008||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||NY Giants||36-31|
|12/09/2007||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||NY Giants||16-13|
|09/30/2007||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||16-3|
|01/07/2007||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||23-20|
|09/17/2006||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||NY Giants||30-24|
|12/11/2005||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||NY Giants||26-23|
|11/20/2005||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||27-17|
|09/12/2004||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||31-17|
|11/16/2003||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||28-10|
|12/28/2002||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||10-7|
|10/28/2002||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||17-3|
|12/30/2001||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia||24-21|
|01/07/2001||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||20-10|
|10/29/2000||Giants||Eagles||MetLife Stadium||NY Giants||24-7|
|09/10/2000||Eagles||Giants||Lincoln Financial Field||NY Giants||33-18|
The Eagles and Giants have played each other more than 183 times over their storied histories, with the rivalry being fairly even in terms of wins and losses. The two teams have played each other five times in the playoffs, with the Eagles leading the postseason series 3-2.
The first meeting between the two teams took place on October 15, 1933 — a dominant 56-0 win for the Giants.
In 1960, a play where Eagles linebacker Chuck Bednarik tackled Giants running back Frank Gifford became known as “The Hit.” The hit knocked Gifford unconscious, and he was taken out of the stadium on a stretcher. The Eagles won the game 17-10.
In 1978, a play known by Eagles fans as “The Miracle at the Meadowlands,” or “The Fumble” by Giants fans, occurred when the Giants had the ball with a 17-12 lead with 20 seconds remaining. The Giants called a running play and the handoff between quarterback Joe Pisarcik and running back Larry Csonka was fumbled. Eagles defensive back Herman Edwards scooped up the loose ball and returned it for the winning score, 19-17.
In 1981, the two teams met in the NFC Wild Card with the Eagles hosting. The Giants took an early 20-0 lead in the first quarter. They then held off a late Philadelphia rally to win 27-21.
The two teams met again in the playoffs in the 2006 NFC Wild Card Game. The Eagles led by 10 points in the fourth quarter, and a touchdown pass from Giants quarterback Eli Manning to Plaxico Burress tied the game 20-20 with just over five minutes remaining. Eagles quarterback Jeff Garcia led a game-winning drive capped off by a David Akers field goal as time expired to win 23-20.
In 2010, another miracle would happen, this time called “Miracle at the New Meadowlands.” First place in the NFC East was on the line, and the Giants led 31-10 late in the fourth quarter. The Eagles rallied to tie the game before DeSean Jackson returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown as time expired to take a 38-31 victory.
The most recent playoff game was during the 2022 divisional round. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts passed for two touchdowns and rushed for one more in a dominant 38-7 win en route to a Super Bowl appearance, in which they ultimately came up short against the Kansas City Chiefs.
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles History
The rivalry between the Giants and Eagles began in 1933 with the founding of the Eagles. The two franchises were dominant in the early days of the NFL, particularly in the ’40s and ’50s, when the two teams would compete for postseason berths and division titles. Because of the intensity and how long the two teams have played, it’s considered one of the biggest rivalries in the NFL.
The late ’50s and early ’60s saw the Giants take the league by storm with five appearances in the NFL Championship between 1958–1963. 1960 was the lone year the Giants didn’t make it, and the Eagles won that year.
From 1975–1981, the Eagles won 12 straight games in the series, including a berth to Super Bowl XV in 1981. The Giants went on to hire Bill Parcells in 1983, and he led the Giants to victory with wins in Super Bowl XXI and XXV.
In 1999, the Eagles hired Andy Reid, who was the quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Reid went on to lead the Eagles to four straight NFC Championship games from 2000 to 2003, and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX at the end of the 2004 season.
After struggling through much of the early ’00s, the Giants hired a former Parcells assistant, Tom Coughlin, as their head coach. He quickly turned around the Giants, and paired with quarterback Eli Manning would take the Giants to two Super Bowl victories. Reid and Coughlin matched up twice in the playoffs, with the Eagles and Reid winning both games.
Where Do the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants Play?
The Eagles play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – home to great cheesesteaks and fun things to do – while the Giants play their home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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