Eagles cheerleaders perform during this past Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins in Philadelphia. The Eagles finish their season this Sunday at East Rutherford against the New York Giants.

Records: Eagles 4-11; Giants 8-7

Line: Giants by 7 points; Over/under: 46

TV announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (FOX)

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Forecast: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18-22 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. (National Weather Service)

David Weinberg's pick: Eagles' loss provides a fitting end to a lousy season. Giants 28, Eagles 24 (season record: 8-7)

Last time met: The Eagles improved to 3-1 this season with a 19-17 victory over the Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on Sept. 30. The Eagles retired former safety Brian Dawkins' number 20 before the game. Michael Vick threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeSean Jackson and Alex Henery booted four field goals. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw two TD passes.

Eagles' best-case scenario: The Eagles provide coach Andy Reid with a proper farewell gift in the form of a win. Vick throws three TD passes and no interceptions as Nick Foles' replacement. Running back LeSean McCoy rushes for 100 yards. Cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie each grab an interception. Damaris Johnson scores on a punt return.

Eagles' worst-case scenario: All the talk about extra motivation doesn't matter. The Eagles lose again and finish the season with their worst record since they went 3-13 in 1998. Vick is rusty after missing six games and throws two interceptions and loses two fumbles. Rookie running back Bryce Brown loses another fumble. Manning throws three TD passes to wide receiver Victor Cruz.

Keep an eye on: Cruz (No. 80). Cruz is Manning's favorite target. He leads the Giants with 82 receptions for 1,040 yards. He celebrates touchdowns by doing a salsa dance, a tradition he started against the Eagles last season.

Notable numbers: Giants leads series 83-76-2, but Eagles have won eight of the last nine meetings. ... Eagles are trying to sweep the Giants for the third time in the last four seasons. ... Eagles have won five straight games on the road against the Giants. ... Eagles are 17-13 against the Giants under Reid in regular-season and playoff games. ... Vick is 4-1 against the Giants with the Eagles. ... Giants coach Tom Coughlin in 9-10 against the Eagles.

Assessing the offenses

Eagles: Vick gets a chance to play again with Foles sidelined by a broken hand. He hasn't played since suffering a concussion against Dallas on Nov. 11. McCoy looked solid in his first game back last week and should get even more action today. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin leads the team with 65 catches for 835 yards and six TDs. The offensive line has regressed the last two games after a series of respectable performances.

Giants: Manning and company have struggled the last two games. They scored 14 total points against Atlanta and Baltimore after putting up 52 against New Orleans. Manning threw for fewer than 170 yards in each of the last two games. Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson form a potent running attack. The offensive line has allowed just 19 sacks.


Assessing the defenses

Eagles: They played better in the rematch against the Redskins but still allowed 27 points and gave up two touchdown passes by Robert Griffin III. Rookies Fletcher Cox (defensive tackle) and Mychal Kendricks (linebacker) will miss the game with concussions. Derek Landri and Akeem Jordan will take their spots in the starting lineup. Defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, who was re-signed on Wednesday, should also get some action. Colt Anderson and Kurt Coleman will remain the starting safeties. The Eagles have just eight interceptions this season.

Giants: Their defense has been awful lately. Atlanta and Baltimore combined for 67 points in the last two games. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has 10 fewer sacks (6) than he did last season. Linebacker Chase Blackburn and Michael Boley lead the team with 91 tackles apiece. Safety Stevie Brown is tied for second in the NFL with seven interceptions, one behind Chicago's Tim Jennings.


Assessing the coaches

Eagles: Reid may be coaching his final game.

Giants: Tom Coughlin has them in playoff contention.



Eagles: They would like to give Reid a victory.

Giants: A loss ends their playoff hopes.


Other views

Paul Schwartz, New York Post:

"Even in bad seasons, there are good players. Even when expectations are not met, there are those who rise above the expectations. A study of the Giants' roster, though, reveals why they are about to be on the outside looking in come playoff time, why a year after ringing in the holiday season so joyously someone spiked their eggnog with castor oil, why they have regressed to the point they aren't merely losing, they are barely competitive."

Key matchup

Vick (No. 7) vs. Brown (No. 27). Before he got hurt, Vick was a turnover machine. He threw nine interceptions and lost five fumbles. Brown is very good at capitalizing on a quarterback's mistakes.

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