Giants veteran QB Eli Manning will be off the sideline and back in a more familiar starting role against the Eagles on Monday Night Football. He's back due to Daniel Jones' high ankle sprain he suffered last week, and he'll once again be tasked with leading the Giants to victory.
But this group hasn't felt that since Week 4 when they took down the Redskins at home in MetLife Stadium. And that was with Jones leading the way for his second straight win.
With Manning under center now, those stakes to collect a win -- on the road no less -- are even higher. That's because it isn't just the eight-game losing streak this Giants team owns at the moment.
Manning has a Hall of Fame resume to keep in tact.
When the 16-year vet steps on the Lincoln Financial Field, he'll own a career 116-116 record -- an even. 500 mark. Only two quarterbacks in the Hall of Fame own a losing record over their careers: Jets QB Joe Namath ( 62-63-4) and Eagles and Redskins QB Sonny Jurgensen (69-73-7).
And that could very well be Manning's fate depending on how these next four games turn out, and if he decides to call it quits at the end of the season. This matchup against the Eagles, though, couldn't be any worse.
The Giants haven't been able to make this rivalry an even one in recent years. Manning has been the signal caller in the past 10 games these two teams have played in, and New York has only come away with one victory. That came in Week 9 of the 2016 season, meaning the Giants have lost their last five matchups with Philly.
Experts believe that losing streak will continue this time as well, with the Giants currently set as nine-point underdogs. However, the Eagles haven't been the hottest team in the NFL either, losing their last three games with both sides of the ball out of sync.
Of course, career record isn't a make-or-break stat to land a gold jacket. Manning has his two Super Bowl rings and two MVPs in those contests to go with them. He's also eighth all-time in passing yards and touchdowns, while making four Pro Bowls over his career.
Manning has the accolades, but there's a reason only two quarterbacks in NFL history have made the Hall of Fame with a losing record. So, he may just want to take this each play at a time, but there's more to this Monday night matchup than simply breaking a losing streak or winning bragging rights against a division rival.