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Further Preview: Inside Eagles-Giants

The Eagles narrowly won the first meeting, 19-17. Can the Eagles finish the season on high note with another victory over the defending champs?

The Eagles won the first match-up this season by a score of 19-17. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer) (Evan Vucci/AP)
The Eagles won the first match-up this season by a score of 19-17. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer) (Evan Vucci/AP)Read more

GAME 16: EAGLES (4-11) vs. GIANTS (8-7)

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, 1 p.m.


Radio: WIP (94.1-FM); WTTM (1680-AM, Spanish)

Weather: Mostly sunny and windy, high of 32.

Injury report: Page 36

Game line: Eagles +7.5

Over/Under: 46

Three keys to an Eagles win

1. Capitalize on Giants' recent woes: New York has been on the wrong end of two blowouts the past 2 weeks, against Atlanta and Baltimore. With the playoffs no longer possible, the Eagles need to make the most of the Giants' bad play.

2. Go out with a bang: Michael Vick gets what most likely will be his last start in an Eagles uniform. The Giants gave up a combined 574 passing yards and are ranked 28th in passing defense.

3. Young guys getting looks: With the Eagles out of the playoff picture and the Giants all but there, plenty of new faces on both sides will be trying to prove their worth.

In the spotlight ... Fletcher Cox

Position: Defensive tackle

Height/weight: 6-4 / 298

Age: 22

Birthdate: Dec. 13, 1990

Hometown: Yazoo City, Miss.

College: Mississippi State

Acquired: First-round pick of the Eagles in 2012 draft (12th overall)

Last week vs. the Redskins: two assisted tackles, suffered concussion in the fourth quarter

This season: Cox won't play in the season finale because of the concussion, so he finishes the season with 39 tackles (32 solo, seven unassisted), 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

Did you know? Cox owns a pitbull named De-Bow.

Who's hot

Colt Anderson: The safety known for his special teams has impressed in the starting role; last week he collected five tackles and the first Eagles interception since the Lions game.

Jeremy Maclin: The wideout from Missouri has become a favorite target for Nick Foles, as he racked up 116 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight catches.

Who's not

Nick Foles: The rookie quarterback had an overall decent game, but the last-second pass that didn't cross the line of scrimmage, and ultimately ended the game, wasn't a good sign for his progression. Now a broken hand will keep him out of the final game.

Evan Moore: Before Foles' last-second intentional grounding, the recently signed free agent dropped what could have been the game-tying touchdown.

Obscure fact

The last time the Eagles finished 4-12 or worse was 1998, when they went 3-13. Quarterback Donovan McNabb was their first-round pick in the 1999 draft.