The New York Giants (1-6) will play their second game against the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) in Philadelphia this Sunday. The Giants got their first win against the Vikings this past Monday, and are looking to build momentum going into their bye week. The Eagles fell to the Dallas Cowboys in a crushing 17-3 loss, and they will be looking to bounce back and keep pace with Dallas. As these teams meet for the second time this season, this game has possible playoff implications.
The Eagles want to keep pace with Dallas for first place, and a loss in this game can make that a harder challenge. For the Giants every loss makes the season more of a lost cause, but for some reason they are mathematically still in the playoff picture. The win against the Vikings was a positive, but it does not mean all the problems for the Giants are fixed. They still have a mass of injuries to deal with, and players who are struggling. Brandon Jacobs is out from this game, and Jason Pierre-Paul will not be at 100%. That will certainly have an impact on the game.
The Giants defense stopped Adrian Peterson from having a productive game on Monday. The will have to do the same with the NFL’s leading rusher LaSean McCoy. They did a decent job the last game against Philadelphia, McCoy had 20 carries for 46 yards. The Giants defense will also have their hands full with DeSean Jackson, Jackson had seven receptions for 132 yards in the first game between these two teams. They have to keep him in check for this game, if they want to win.
Michael Vick will be the starter for the Eagles and did not have a good showing in the first game he went 6/14 with 105 yards. He won’t be 100% percent in this game, maybe the Giants pass rush can force some mistakes. On the other side Eli Manning needs to have another turnover free game. The interceptions in the second half in the first game is what allowed the Eagles to strengthen their lead.
When its all said and done the victors of this game will be the Eagles. The Eagles offense is to well equipped with weapons, and the depleted Giants won’t be able to stop them. The Eagles offense is looking for a bounce back, and the Giants are the team they do it against.The Eagles also have more to lose than the Giants and a loss here makes it harder for them to compete with Dallas for first place. The Eagles win this game 35-24.