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Thursday Night Football open thread: Giants at Eagles

The NFC East takes center stage on Thursday Night Football, and that’s not a good thing.

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Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Thursday Night Football is back on Thursday night! After an odd week in which Bills and Chiefs faced off on Thursday Night Football on Monday night, the schedule has returned to normalcy. Unfortunately, the only thing uglier than the NFL’s scheduling might be these two teams.

The Eagles and Giants are both in contention for the NFC East division title, and that is a stunning statement to make about a 1-4-1 team and a 1-5 team. The NFC East is a disaster with no clear front runner, with the Cowboys leading the division at 2-4 and no Dak Prescott. The Giants and Eagles are ranked 30th and 31st per DVOA, respectively. Injuries are at the forefront of this match between two bottom-tier teams.

If you are a Philadelphia Eagle, odds are you have been on the injury report at least once this season. A depleted roster has led to the likes of Travis Fulgham to step up for Carson Wentz. With Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders out for multiple weeks, it could prove to be a difficult season for the Eagles.

Thankfully, the Giants are also in a sorry state. Losing Saquon Barkley is a significant loss for the offense, and neither his replacements nor Daniel Jones have been able to find consistency. Darius Slayton is arguably one of the lone bright spots for the team, but even he has had some quiet outings.

Here’s how to watch tonight’s game:

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, PA
TV: FOX, NFL Network
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews & Kristina Pink
Online Stream/Replay: Twitch, NFL Gamepass