Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, and the New York Giants trying to slow down Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The NFL announced on Wednesday that Big Blue and the Birds will clash on Christmas Day at 4:30 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The game will be aired on FOX.
With it comes one of the marquee rivalries in the NFL. The Giants and Eagles have played each other 183 times since 1933 with Philadelphia holding a 93-88-2 advantage, including a current four-game win streak and the bragging rights of defeating New York 38-7 in the NFC Divisional Round last season.
The lopsided win helped spark the Eagles’ run to an NFC title before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
The tantalizing holiday matchup is just the latest appetizer teased by the NFL, which releases its full 2023-24 season schedule on Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET.
For the Giants, it’s the first time ever that they’ll be playing on Christmas Day — a holiday that the NFL continues to maraud into. There have been five Christmas Day games over the last two years compared to six in the previous 10 seasons.
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