"I think the Eagles are the hottest team in the NFL right now," Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said after the Birds beat the Minnesota Vikings, 26-14, in the NFC wild-card game. "They may be the sixth seed, but they sure aren't playing like it.
"We know them well, which is a good thing, but they know us well, too. I'm glad this game is going to be at home because I know our fans will be into it. It's going to be the tough NFC East battle you'd expect."
The Giants, the NFC's top-seeded team for the playoffs, beat the host Eagles, 36-31, in their first meeting on Nov. 9.
"The Eagles are a very good football team that has done a tremendous job of battling back during the latter part of the season," Giants quarterback Eli Manning said. "Obviously, we had two very tough regular-season games against them."