Top 5 Eagles-Giants Moments Since 2000

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The Eagles-Giants rivalries is one of the oldest in the NFL, dating back to 1933.The Eagles are currently 88-86-2 all time against the Giants, with a 2-2 postseason record. The Eagles are 16-4 in their last 20 matchups with the Giants.

Both rivals enter today’s matchup with legitimate chances at winning the NFC East. Despite their weak records: Eagles (1-4-1) and Giants (1-5). Setting up a crucial showdown for tonight in South Philadelphia.

The fierce rivalry has brought along many memorable moments over the years. Here are my top 5 Eagles-Giants moments since 2000:

5. David Akers Game Winning Field Goal in 2006 Wild Card Round

Eagles 23, Giants 20

Jan. 7, 2007 – Philadelphia, PA

The Eagles faced the Giants at home in the Wild Card round of the playoffs after winning the NFC East in 2006. Eli Manning’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress tied the score up at 20-20 with 5:04 left in the game.

Jeff Garcia got the ball back and drove the Eagles down the field to set up a David Akers 38- yard field as the clock run out to advance the Eagles to the next round.

4. Brian Westbrook Punt Return TD

Eagles 14, Giants 10

Oct. 19, 2003 – East Rutherford, NJ

The Eagles entered the game with a 2-3 record. With about 1:30 left in the game. Westbrook took a bounced punt from Giants punter Jeff Feagles, and returned it all the way down the left sideline to give the Eagles a 14-10 lead with 1:14 left in the game.

The Eagles finished out the win that turned around their season and propelled them to a 3rd consecutive NFC East title and NFC Championship appearance.