By The Numbers: Eagles have dominated New York at Lincoln Financial Field for over a decade
For over a decade, the Philadelphia Eagles have had the New York Giants number whenever the two teams meet at Lincoln Financial Field.
Since 2010, the Eagles hold a 20-6 record over New York. At home, Philadelphia hasn’t lost to New York since 2013, Chip Kelly’s inaugural season as the Eagles head coach. The G-Men have lost nine straight games in Philadelphia, the longest road losing streak to one opponent in franchise history and eighth-longest active losing streak on the road to an opponent in the NFL.
New York hasn’t simply lost these games, either. No, they’ve had their hearts broken, time and time again.
Let’s take a trip back to 2014. The Eagles handed New York their first shutout in 18 years when the Giants traveled to Philly for a Week 6 Sunday night contest. Philly dismantled New York 27-0 in a game that was never close.
Not only was New York embarrassed on a prime time stage, WR Victor Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee, which essentially ended his career. It took Cruz over 700 days until he was ready to suit up again and he only scored one more touchdown following the injury.
The Giants met a similar fate on the scoreboard the following year when they came to The Linc, losing 27-7.
New York held a 10-4 record when they came to Philly in 2016, while the Eagles were in the midst of a rebuild under new head coach Doug Pederson and rookie QB Carson Wentz. It still didn’t matter – New York lost 24-19.
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Fast forward to 2017… I think we all know what happened during the Eagles and Giants first matchup of the year.
With just one second remaining on the clock and the game tied at 24 all, in came rookie kicker Jake Elliot for a game-winning 61-yard field goal. To this day, it’s still the longest field goal in franchise history.
When the Eagles wept the season series from New York in 2019, they took the lead in their overall head-to-head record for the first time in NFL history. In the second matchup between the two that season, Philly clinched the NFC East title in the final week of the season up in East Rutherford – Eli Manning’s final game as a Giant.
The home winning streak continued into the 2020 COVID season as well. During their first matchup that season, it looked like New York was about to break the curse. They held a 21-10 lead entering the fourth quarter. Thanks to a pivotal Evan Engram drop on third down with 2:11 remaining, the Eagles got the ball back and the Giant Killer himself, Boston Scott, put the game away in the final seconds of the game with this miraculous catch.
Of course, the Giants have yet to get the proverbial monkey off their back when playing in Philadelphia.
I know there will be a good amount of Giants fans in attendance for Saturday night. And I get it – it’s been a long time since Giants fans have been able to watch a playoff game live and Philadelphia is just a few hours down the turnpike. But as a word of caution for those who are set on making the trip, don’t get your hopes up.
Your team just can’t win in Philly. Maybe there’s some weird juju surrounding The Linc that affects the Giants differently. Or maybe, the Eagles are just better. Both can be true. And I’m positive both of those sentiments will reign true once again come game time.
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