New York Giants Officially in the Playoffs, Will Play Eagles in First Round: With the developments that transpired in the NFL yesterday, the New York Giants are officially in the playoffs. The Giants will play the Eagles in Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday, January 7 at 4:30PM.

New York Giants Opponents For 2007: The Giants will play the following teams next season:

  • Home Games: Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, Green Bay, Minnesota, New England, Jets, San Francisco.
  • Away Games: Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Miami, Atlanta.

Injury Report: TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle) was not able to play against the Redskins and the Giants are not sure if he will be able to play against the Eagles this weekend. “I’m not sure about that,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “We’re going to have to progress and see. We left him here so that he could get continuous treatment and would not be standing on it to the point where we’d have a good chance to getting the swelling down, so we’re very hopeful but I wouldn’t be able to tell you that right now.”

The Giants might also be without CB Corey Webster. “Hip and (turf) toe again,” said Coughlin. “I haven’t seen anything today except for the fact that if we were to have to practice (yesterday), he would not be able to go.”

RT Kareem McKenzie (leg strain) should be able to play against the Eagles.

John Hufnagel No Longer With the Team: Head Coach Tom Coughlin informed the media yesterday that John Hufnagel, who was removed as offensive coordinator of the team last week, is no longer a member of the coaching staff. “It was just that we worked together on last week and then John felt it was best for him to move on,” said Coughlin.

Practice Squad Move: According to and, the Giants have signed DE/DT Patrick Massey to the Practice Squad. Massey was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2006 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan. The Chargers released Massey in late August.

Notes and Quotes: The Giants finished the 2006 regular season with a 3-5 home record and a 5-3 away record. The Giants finished the regular season 4-2 against the NFC East.

HB Tiki Barber rushed for more than 200 yards in a game for the fifth time in his career. That is the second-highest total in NFL history. Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson had six 200-yard games.

Barber’s 234 rushing yards are the most in the NFL this season.

Barber will retire as the Giants’ career receptions leader with 586.

Eagles’ DE Trent Cole on facing Eli Manning and the Giants: “We can get him rattled. You’ve seen it for yourself. You get him rattled and his game starts going downhill…That’s what we want to do –dominate. We want to stop the running game and get us into a pass-rushing mode. That’s what we do best. Like I said, we want to go back out there and expose them again…If we can take Tiki away, I think we have a good enough defensive backfield to stop their passing game.”

“As far as a big play downfield? You could say that (WR Plaxico Burress is their only threat at wide receiver),” Eagles’ CB Lito Sheppard said.

“Domination is on our mind,” Eagles’ FS Brian Dawkins said.