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New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles Will Remain a 1:00 PM EST Start

December 24th, 2012 at 8:45 AM
By Dan Benton

Had the New York Giants defeated the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and the Philadelphia Eagles beaten the Washington Redskins, there was a strong likelihood that the two would have been flexed to the NBC primetime spot on Sunday night. Alas, that didn't happen and both teams fell. As a result, the NFL has confirmed that their kickoff in week 17 will remain at 1:00 PM EST on FOX.

Instead, the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys have taken over the Sunday night primetime slot, and the battle for the NFC East crown will be determined for all of America to see.

A 1:00 PM EST start is good for both the Giants and their fans as their playoff hopes remains intact … somewhat. Because none of the other games will be final, it gives them a reason (not as if they haven't had one in recent weeks) to come out and fight.

Other games that impact their playoff fates will start at the following times:

Chicago Bears – Detroit Lions: 1:00 PM EST on FOX

Green Bay Packers – Minnesota Vikings: 4:25 PM EST on CBS

Dallas Cowboys – Washington Redskins: 8:25 PM EST on NBC


Tags: Football, New York, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles

6 Responses to “New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles Will Remain a 1:00 PM EST Start”

  1.  Jackhajb says:

    Just wanted to chime in on the JPP talk from a previous thread.

    I never see JPP perform a swim move or spin… he always looks like he’s bull rushing the QB.
    JPP can’t be great until he learns to use his hands better, the guy has all the athleticism you could want. However, his skill is still wanting.

    Last night was definitely a train wreck.
    Two things that really stood out for me

    Missed tackles, especially from our linebacking group. They were getting to runners early, but unable to stop anyone. That’s not scheme (P. Fewell) that’s execution.

    3rd and long converted consistently. I think everyone saw this one, a non-existent passrush. Osi really was the only guy out there doing anything. I’d love for JPP to practice this offseason exclusively with Osi. JPP already has strong run stopping skills, aside from when he falls for a fake, what he needs is some passrushing technique.

    Honestly, I think we all need some time away from this loss to look at it clearly. Maybe we even need some time away from this season to clearly review what has occurred. I don’t care what you say, no team goes out and shreds top contenders (GB, 49ers) without having some talent/spark. The true question has to be, why can’t we find consistency? Not a single part of the giants team consistently performs one way or the other, except maybe our pass rush, which has been consistently bad.

  2.  turkish says:

    D-Line rush has not been effective because of scheme. Fewell stinks out loud. Again, Giants defense ranked 27th and 28th for the past 2 seasons now.

    Want to know why this guy is not a HC? He’s not even ready to be an effective coordinator.

    Eli gets a pass for me because the O-Line is awful and the players seem confused way too often when a play is called in. The loss of Manningham/Jacobs proved to be huge in the communications dept.

  3.  Hanshi says:

    I haven’t had a chance to read any of the comments because I was at the game yesterday. The Giants didn’t deserve to win and they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. I am as huge a Giants fan as anyone here but, right now they are a bad team.

  4.  El1SaysEEZYMang says:

    Is it not completely obvious that fewell is the guy that will and should be the one that hangs for this. HEADLINE: SUPER BOWL DEFENDING CHAMPS MISS PLAYOFFS! DISAPPOINTMENT! Time and time again he gets out coached and this year his luck ran out. His inability to adjust mid game and to tweak his own schemes has been quickly figured out and if not for riding the coat tails of ELI’s best season ever last year he’d a been fired then!!!! He is not fit to coach such a talented group and he has been figured out very quickly in his stint with the giants.

    2010 Rank 2011 Rank 2012 Rank

    OVERALL 7th 27th 27th

    PASS/Game 9th 29th 27th

    RUN/Game 8th 19th 23rd

    Some very basic stats that people usually lose jobs over coupled with all that talk about dynastys, nascar defense, and elite QB’s (Which I whole heartedly agree that he is) and heads must roll. Perry “NO” Fewell and his Crash-car defensive schemes can catch the next bus and bring in someone who doesn’t have to resort to a 3 safety set every time his entire game plan ( which probably fits on one side of an index card) blows up in his face and he sits there with these looks like he can not believe they figured him out. GIVE ME A BREAK CUT TIES NOW REESE BEFORE WE HAVE TO ENDURE ANOTHER SEASON OF STALE DEFENSE NOT TO MENTION WASTE ANOTHER OF ELI’S!!!!!!!!

  5. Anthony Raiaaxr29 says:

    It’s obvious a corner and an olineman need be added via free agency.

    Obviously Brent Grimes is out of the question, he’ll either end up back in Atlanta or cost too much money. I wouldn’t mind bringing in a guy like Quentin Jammer, someone who is big and physical. I wouldn’t even mind bringing in Pacman. Rasean Mathis, Chris Houston, Kelvin Hayden round out an average but serviceable FA CB crop.

    As far as DLine I’d be fine getting Ansah or Sam Montgomery from LSU, with a prayer Bjoern Werner falls to us. Enough finesse guys, give someone who is going to maul the offensive lineman and hit the crap out of the qb. We still need to add a veteran Dend.

    As far as the oline I have no idea where to go.

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