Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies introduced the Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants divisional playoff game on Saturday. The two teams lock horns at the Lincoln Financial Field.
The winner of the high-octane game will play the divisional title game next week. NFC rivals San Francisco 49ers play the Dallas Cowboys face each other on Sunday.
Harper, who is an American professional baseball right fielder and designated hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball, introduced the Eagles vs Giants game on Saturday.
Eagles are the No 1 NFC team. The Giants, on the other hand, were seeded at No 6. They defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-24 last week.
New York quarterback Daniel Jones, popularly known as Dime Jones, threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns while running for 78 yards against the Vikings. Running back Saquon Barkley rushed for two TDs.
The Eagles, who rested last week, have had a breakout season so far. At the center of their brilliant season is quarterback Jalen Hurts. The 24-year-old has scored more than 380 fantasy points this season with the help of 3701 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 760 rushing yards and 13 rushing TDs. He is however battling a shoulder sprain and had a bug ahead of the game.
“It’s football. I’ve got a bounty on me every week I go out there on the field,” Hurts said, per ESPN.
“So I’m going to go out there and just play my game, and whatever happens, happens.”
Giants safety Julian Love said that New York would test Hurts’ shoulder.
“We’re definitely going to test him out and see how good he’s actually feeling,” Love told “Tiki and Tierney” on New York radio station WFAN.
“He makes their offense go. He’s a talented player. Like you said, he’s been playing at an MVP pace all year, and he’s going to have to earn it. That’s as simple as I can put it. Whether he’s hurt or not, whether he’s feeling it or not, he’s going to have to earn everything he gets because that’s our approach going into this week.”