By Ben Sullivan
Just in case you doubt whether this Sunday’s Eagles-Giants rematch is totally meaningless, think again.
Sunday’s regular-season finale might not have any impact on the playoffs or the standings, but don’t tell the Giants it’s meaningless. Not as they attempt to avenge an embarrassing 27-0 loss to the Eagles in Week 6.
“I can’t speak for everyone, but I definitely had a bad taste in my mouth after that game,” said rookie running back Andre Williams, who made his first career start in that game in Philadelphia. “That was definitely the worst output we’ve had offensively all year. I think we’re excited for an opportunity to have the Eagles again and this time on our turf. Hopefully, we can produce a better outcome.”
Right tackle Justin Pugh said: “We didn’t score at all, so we definitely have something to prove . . . I’m looking forward to the game, I’m looking forward to getting out there and getting a second chance at them.”
The Giants have won three games in a row, just as they had leading into their first meeting with the Eagles. They lost that game — in which their quarterbacks were sacked eight times and Victor Cruz was carted off the field in tears after tearing his patellar tendon — and then six more in a row to destroy their season.
Philadelphia, in other words, was the beginning of the end. On Sunday, it will just be the end.
“We owe these guys, especially with the whupping that they gave us the first time around,” safety Antrel Rolle said on WFAN. “This game means everything to us at this point.”