The Giants hold a one-game lead over Philadelphia and Washington for first place in the NFC East. Considering how tight the division race is, this game carries a lot of weight for New York. Despite playing an opponent outside of the division, it is still against a conference foe. This tight divisional race could end up being decided based on which team has the most victories within the NFC.
The New York Giants (3-3) have been in a foul mood since the opening game of the 2015 season. That was when they gave up a fourth quarter TD in the final 1:34 to open the season at 0-1 against division rival and hated foe the Dallas Cowboys (2-3). That loss was followed up by another in which the Giants led by 10 in the final quarter.
Three weeks ago, it appeared as if New York and Philadelphia were headed in an inexorable direction to the bottom of the NFC East. Now, the two meet Monday night with the Giants hoping to gain control on the division, and the Eagles in search of continued momentum in their attempt to overcome a poor start.