Thursday Night Capsule - Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

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Thursday Night Capsule - Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Thursday Night Football Preview 2018 Regular Week 06 English

October 11, 2018 

Week 6 kicks off on Thursday, October 11 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon) when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium as both teams look to rebound from Week 5 losses. The Eagles and Giants meet for the 171st time (including the postseason) with New York holding an 85-83-2 series advantage. In their last meeting (December 17, 2017), Eagles quarterback NICK FOLES passed for 237 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 115.8 passer rating and cornerback RONALD DARBY had an interception in Philadelphia’s 34-29 victory at MetLife Stadium. 

Last week, Eagles quarterback CARSON WENTZ passed for 311 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 115.3 passer rating in the team’s loss to Minnesota. Wentz, who passed for 348 yards in Week 4, has thrown for at least 300 yards in back-to-back games for the third time in his career. Philadelphia tight end ZACH ERTZ led the Eagles with 10 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown last week and leads all NFL tight ends in receptions (41) and receiving yards (437) this season. 

Giants wide receiver ODELL BECKHAM, JR. has eight receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown and threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back SAQUON BARKLEY in New York’s loss to Carolina last week. Beckham joined New England’s DAVID PATTEN (October 21, 2001 at Indianapolis) as the only players in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards, a touchdown catch and a 50-plus yard touchdown pass in the same game. Barkley had 129 scrimmage yards and two touchdown receptions, his first-career multi-touchdown game, in Week 5 and became the third player in NFL history to record at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his first five games to begin a career. 

For the Week 6 Philadelphia-New York Giants capsule, click here​.