2 Stars Should Return for Philadelphia Eagles in Week 18

The Philadelphia Eagles should be all systems go for their crucial season finale in Week 18. Head coach Nick Sirianni expressed optimism at a Friday press conference that quarterback Jalen Hurts and defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson would be available for Sunday's NFC East showdown with the New York Giants.

Hurts has missed two games with a shoulder injury suffered in the Eagles' 25-20 Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears. The Eagles lost both matchups, dropping their record to 13-3 and making Sunday's matchup against the Giants a must-win in order to preserve the NFC's top seed.

Gardner-Johnson was a huge part of the Eagles' dominant pass defense early in the season, nabbing six interceptions in 11 starts before going down with a kidney laceration in the team's Week 12 40-33 win over the Green Bay Packers. The Eagles rank first in passing yards allowed and first in net passing yards per attempt allowed this season.

Hurts and Gardner-Johnson have both been absolute megastars for the Eagles this season, and their returns couldn't come at a better time. With a win on Sunday, the Eagles can earn home-field advantage and a bye.

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