If you love a great NFL rivalry, you can watch one of the best play out live online Monday. The New York Giants will travel two hours south to Philadelphia, where they’ll face the Eagles for the 167th time since the rivalry began back in 1933. But in Week 6 of the 2015 NFL season, the two teams are separated by just one game in the NFC East Division, even though the Giants sit in first place at 3-2 and the Eagles are last at 2-3.
After dropping their first two games by a combined total of five points, the Giants have now won three in a row, while the Eagles have won two of their last three and are coming off a convincing 39-17 trouncing of the New Orleans Saints on October 11. The outcome of the Monday Night Football game that caps off Week 6 could go a long way toward determining who comes out on top of the division and heads into the playoffs.
Last season, the Eagles got the better of the Giants, winning both the home and away legs of the divisional rivalry. Playing in Philadelphia on October 12 of 2014, in fact, the Eagles blanked the Giants 27-0. Later in the season, on December 28, the Eagles traveled to the Meadowlands and beat the Giants there too by a 34-26 margin.
But in that game, the Eagles started Mark Sanchez at quarterback, and their leading rusher was LeSean McCoy, who rolled up 99 yards. This time around, Philadelphia Coach Chip Kelly prefers 27-year-old, five-year veteran Sam Bradford to Sanchez, who has been relegated to a backup role — and McCoy was dealt to the Buffalo Bills in the offseason.
The Giants, as they have since 2004, will start Eli Manning under center. However, with the team’s receiving corps decimated by injuries, Manning will see a whole new set of unfamiliar targets when he looks downfield on Monday night.
To find out how to watch the New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 6 Monday Night Football game live online, see the streaming info at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday, October 19 — 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
With Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz likely to see limited action at best thanks to hamstring and calf injuries respectively, the Giants are likely to use rookie sixth-rounder Geremy Davis as well as backups Dwayne Harris and Myles White as Manning’s prime targets.
In the eight-decade history of the classic Eagles-Giants rivalry, the New York franchise has had the slight upper hand, winning 85 games while the Eagles have won 79, to go with two ties. But the Giants have won four Super Bowls while the Eagles are still awaiting their first championship of the NFL Super Bowl era and have not won an NFL title at all since 1960.
To watch the Week Six NFL Monday Night Football game live online, the New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link. Note that the game will not be available via the WatchESPN app on smartphones. However, it will be streamed live not only on traditional computers but also on set-top internet boxes sites Roku and Apple TV, as well as on tablets such as the Apple iPad.
Fans who do not have credentials to log in to WatchESPN can watch the game via the Sling TV internet TV package at this link. The package, which includes a variety of channels — including ESPN — costs $20 per month and can be accessed on mobile devices with the Sling TV app as well as on computers and some set-top devices. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after watching the New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles game live online.
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