The Giants played away games on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve last season. This winter, they’ll hit the road on Christmas Day.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Wednesday that they will host the Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, Dec. 25 at 4:30 p.m.
The league scheduled the Eagles and Giants on the holiday despite the Eagles winning 12 of the last 14 games head-to-head, including all three of last year’s meetings capped by a 38-7 NFC divisional playoff blowout in South Philadelphia.
Part of the reason is that these games produce good ratings even when they’re lopsided. Last season’s Jan. 21 playoff beatdown still averaged 28.6 million viewers, which made it the most-watched prime telecast that evening.
The NFL’s three Christmas Day broadcasts last season also averaged 22.9 million viewers, which dwarfed the NBA’s 4.27 million average for its five-game Christmas Day slate.
So if the Giants can make the rivalry competitive again, this year’s Christmas Day visit to Philadelphia could generate an enormous number.
Their 28-20 Thanksgiving Day loss at the Dallas Cowboys last season, after all, wasn’t even as close as the final score and still generated 42 million viewers, making it the most-watched regular season game in league history.
The NFL trickled out select game information from its 2023 schedule on Wednesday to prime the fan base for Thursday’s 8 p.m. release of the full slate.
Aaron Rodgers and the Jets are hosting the Miami Dolphins in the league’s first-ever Black Friday game at MetLife Stadium on Friday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are playing in two of the NFL’s five international games in back-to-back weeks in London against the Atlanta Falcons (Week 4, Wembley Stadium) and Buffalo Bills (Week 5, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium).
And the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans are squaring off at Tottenham in Week 6.
Meanwhile, two intriguing matchups highlight the two Germany games at Frankfurt Stadium: the Dolphins at the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9 and the Indianapolis Colts at the New England Patriots in Week 10.
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