Did you know the Giants have lost 13 of their past 16 meetings with the Eagles, including four straight heading into Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium? Both teams are toting 4-3 records. The Giants enter Sunday’s matchup with two straight wins, while the Eagles have lost three of their four past games. We often don’t think of the Eagles as big a rivalry as the Cowboys, but they are. Especially this Sunday.
I think this Sunday is a bigger game then they have had in a while. The rested Giants open as 3 point favorites. I actually thought they might only be favored by 1. Big Blue is two games behind the division-leading Dallas Cowboys (6-1) with nine games to play. That isn’t insurmountable, especially since the Giants are the only team with a game in hand over the Cowboys. The Cowboys have won six straight, though, and show no signs of collapsing. It seems unlikely the Giants can play two or three games better than Dallas the rest of the way, so to get in the playoffs, they must beat the Eagles. Then think of a Wild Card spot. The Giants already lost one critical NFC East game on their home turf earlier this season, the Week 3 loss to the Redskins. They can’t afford another.
The defense has played much better of late but needs to keep improving. The offense on the other hand has been dismal. Coach Mc Adoo needs to get creative and the OL needs to actually block people. Eli needs to be more consistent. Everything needs to get better if the narrow path to the playoffs remains open. A win Sunday will make that path a little wider.
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