After the season New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has had, you’re justified in wondering how Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick can have worse numbers. Simple: Vick’s been injured. If today’s matchup sounds familiar it should: just three weeks ago, the Eagles beat the Giants 36-21 at MetLife Stadium. In that game, Eagles QB Michael Vick suffered a left hamstring injury that’s caused him to miss every game since. You can watch Giants vs Eagles game online free streaming live using the links below to see Vick make his return against the team that knocked him down. Kickoff for the game on FOX is scheduled for 1pm EST / 10am PST at Lincoln Financial Field.
That fateful game three weeks ago took place in New York, but today the NFC East rivals meet on Philly’s home turf. Ironically, homefield hasn’t exactly been an advantage for Philadelphia. The Eagles have lost nine consecutive games at Lincoln Financial Field. But today, particularly with Vick making his return against the same team that knocked him out with an injury, the Eagles are bound to be out for revenge on their home turf.
Giants QB Manning has had his own problems this year, and although his team is no longer winless, that lone victory came last week in what was basically a battle of cellar dwellers. The NY Giants still have a poor offense (ranked 22nd), a poor defense (ranked 19th) and an atrocious rushing game (ranked 31st), though they do have a tenth-ranked passing attack in spite of Manning’s woes.
The Eagles defense — which is ranked 32nd in the NFL — will therefore go hard after Giants QB Eli Manning. But the story today when you watch Giants vs Eagles game online free streaming live will surely be about the return of Eagles QB Vick, who will once again start after missing time with a left hamstring injury. Vick originally hadn’t planned to return so quickly, but Nick Foles’ concussion last week, coupled with a disappointing performance, has Vick rushing back to starting job.
What will likely happen is the Eagles will rely more heavily on running back LeSean McCoy, who averaged only 2.3 yards per carry against the Giants three weeks ago. Against the rest of the NFL, McCoy is averaging 5.3 yards per carry, and if Vick isn’t 100% — and he likely won’t be — McCoy will need to perform better in head coach Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense to lift some of the burden from Vick’s shoulders.
You can watch Giants vs Eagles game online free streaming live on DirecTV’s website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package. Although the package itself requires a subscription, anyone can watch the live streaming version free if they have it.