Marcus Hayes: Eagles get lucky: No Tom Brady, no Dak Prescott, just the Giants, and other playoff bonuses

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Eagles got lucky on wild-card weekend. They watched an overrated Giants team beat a mirage in Minnesota. That, plus Seattle’s inevitable loss at San Francisco — I mean, Geno Smith — sends the Giants to Lincoln Financial Field at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. This will be a low-stress exercise to prepare the Eagles for the NFC championship game a week later. Yes, any given Sunday, and it’s the NFL, yada, yada, yada. The Eagles have a nine-game home winning streak against the Giants that spans three head coaches. This divisional playoff game will be little more than a glorified practice, even if Ja…

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