New York Giants (10-4) at Philadelphia (5-9), 8:25 p.m. on NBC, NFL Network and Twitter. They meet again, this time in the City of Brotherly Love. The New York Giants, hoping to make it into the post-season, travel to Philly for a Thursday night contest at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Giants proved that their win over Dallas two Sundays ago was no fluke as they held Detroit to a pair of Matt Prater field goals enroute to their 16-7 win over the Lions at Met Life Stadium. Manning (201 yards) and WRs Sterling Sterling and Odell Beckham, Jr. connected on the contest’s only TD in the game and the Giants’ defense held Matthew Stafford (273 yards, interception) and the Lions out of the end zone, stopping them in their final chance to score. New York outrushed Detroit 114-56 and led 10-3 at the half.

Philadelphia found itself eliminated from the post-season after they lost to Baltimore 27-26 in Charm City Sunday afternoon. The Eagles led 11-10 with 14:38 to play before halftime on a 4-yard TD run by Ryan Matthews, then took the lead back with 1:39 left in the half when Caleb Sturgis connected on a 34-yard field goal. That lead would not last very long as Ravens WR Steven Smith Sr. and Joe Flacco connected on a 34-yard TD pass with 9 seconds left before the intermission. Sturgis would eventually pull the Eagles to within 7 with a 29-yard field goal with 2:22 left in regulation. After the Ravens punted the ball back to Philly, they used a 9-play, 59-yard drive that used 95 seconds and ended when rookie QB Carson Wentz scrambled into the end zone from 4 yards out to pull to within 6. Philly then went for two in the hopes of taking the lead on the road and saving their playoff hopes but the try for two failed. Matthews led all rushers with 128 yards and the touchdown, while the Eagles outrushed Baltimore 169-151. Wentz threw for 170 yards and had the rushing TD and was picked off once, while Flacco threw for 206 yards and a pair of TDs.

They met in week nine in East Rutherford and the Giants came away 28-23 winners at Met Life Stadium. New York led 21-10 at the half, then held off the Eagles, who rallied in the second half to make the contest closer. Philly outrushed the Giants 96-54, while Manning threw for 257 yards and four TDs, two to Odell Beckham, Jr., while Wentz threw for 364 yards but was sacked twice and picked off twice. The Eagles ruled the clock in that first meeting, keeping the ball for 32:40 to New York’s 27:20.

The Giants were 3-point favorites and won by 5 in the week nine contest, allowing them to cover the spread and both teams covered the 43 over/under with 51 points. This time, the Giants are favored in the City of Brotherly Love by 2 1/2 and the over/under’s 41 1/2. New York’s looking to make it into the post-season, while the Eagles are looking to spoil Big Blue’s season. Giants cover the 2 1/2 and takes the win in Philly.

The 2016 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season continues with the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the New York Giants in a NFC East divisional matchup Thursday, December 22 (8:25 PM ET) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on NBC, NFL Network, Twitter and NFL Mobile from Verizon.

Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth along with reporter Heather Cox call the action.

At 6 p.m. on NFL Network, TNF GameDay Presented by KFC previews the Giants-Eagles matchup from outside Lincoln Financial Field. Host Rich Eisen is joined by analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin to provide news and analysis two hours before kickoff, along with reporters Heather Cox and Kimberly Jones.

At 7:30 p.m., Football Night in Philadelphia Presented by Mercedes-Benz airs from inside Lincoln Financial Field with Bob Costas, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison. Coverage continues at 8 p.m. with Tostitos Football Night in Philadelphia providing the final say leading up to kick-off between Giants-Eagles.

Among the NFL Network pregame topics are:
•Feature on Eagles long snapper and Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee Jon Dorenbos
•Feature on Deven Jackson, an inspiring 12-year old Giants who suffered the loss of both legs due to a rare illness
•How do the Giants avoid the upset against the Eagles and clinch a playoff berth with a win?
•Are the Giants the team in the NFC that no team wants to face in the playoffs?
•What to expect from Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
•How close are the Eagles to being contenders in the NFC East?

At halftime, the Lexus Halftime show breaks down the first half of Giants-Eagles from Philadelphia.

Immediately following the Volkswagon Postgame Show on NBC/NFL Network, the Mazda Postgame show airs live on NFL Network from Lincoln Financial Field with Eisen, Mariucci, Faulk and Irvin providing highlights, analysis and live interviews.

Twitter will stream NBC’s broadcast of Giants-Eagles, providing free, live streaming video on the Twitter platform on mobile phones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs. Fans can visit Twitter Moments or TNF.Twitter.com to view the live stream.

The entire 18-game Thursday Night Football schedule, including the live games and pre- and postgame shows, will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app on XBOX, including interactive features from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (NFL.com/watch), with participating television providers. Learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF. An audio broadcast of the game is available on SiriusXM, TuneIn & Westwood One Radio Sports.

Thursday Night Football is available in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) with Roberto Abramowitz calling the action on NBC and NFL Network.

Referee – Clete Blakeman

Broadcast Information – 8:25 p.m. on NBC, NFL Network and Twitter: BMike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (New York Giants), 81 (Philadelphia). XM: 88 (WestWood1), 226 (New York Giants), 225 (Philadelphia).

Injury Report

New York Giants
OUT: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Core Muscle), S Natneal Berhe (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Jonathan Casillas (Knee), CB Janoris Jenkins (Back)

Philadelphia
QUESTIONABLE: G Allen Barbre (Hamstring), WR Jordan Matthews (Ankle), T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Knee), G Isaac Seumalo (Ankle)

Weather – Clear and 39 degrees.

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather courtesy The Weather Channel.

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