The Eagles (1-4-1) host the Giants (1-5) in an NFC East showdown on Thursday Night Football.
Here’s everything you need to know:
- 6 p.m.: Quick Slants on NBCSP
- 6:30 p.m.: Eagles Pregame Live on NBCSP
- 8:20 p.m.: Eagles vs. Giants on FOX and NFL Network
- 11:30 p..m.: Eagles Postgame Live on NBCSP
- 1:30 a.m.: Birds Outsiders on NBCSP
The FOX broadcast crew for Eagles-Giants is Joe Buck (play by play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (sideline) and Kristina Pink (sideline).
Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin will have the call on 94WIP.
The Eagles are 4.5-point favorites against the Giants, according to PointsBet.
The referee for Eagles-Giants is second-year NFL referee Adrian Hill. His crew reffed the tie against the Bengals earlier this year. In that game, the Eagles were penalized 11 times for 93 yards and the Bengals nine times for 73 yards.
During Doug Pederson’s time as Eagles head coach, the Eagles are 5-0 on Thursday Night Football. That includes a 4-0 record on short weeks and a 2-0 record against the Giants.
There’s probably something to this more than coincidence. During these short weeks, both teams simplify and Pederson seems to have a knack for coming up with a simple, yet effective game plan in four days. And it also doesn’t hurt that Carson Wentz has played well on Thursday nights too. Wentz has 10 touchdowns and one interception on TNF.
A look at the G-men
The Giants picked up their first win of the season last week over Washington but it wasn’t very convincing. Simply put, this isn’t a very good team. That’s not to say the Eagles are either but the Giants seem destined to stay that way.
While they’ve been in the middle of the pack defensively, they are just awful on offense. Overall, they’re the 31st offense in the NFL. They can’t run the ball, they don’t have playmakers and Daniel Jones has been a turnover machine.
Sure, Wentz has turned the ball over way too much this season, but at least when Wentz turns it over he can sometimes make up for it with spectacular plays. We haven’t seen that from Jones, at least not in Jason Garrett’s offense. The Giants have a new coaching staff so this is a rebuild and they might not even have their franchise quarterback in place.
By the time Sunday’s game ended, the Eagles were down to two original starters on their offense: Wentz and Jason Kelce. The good news is that there’s some help on the way. Lane Johnson and DeSean Jackson are both returning. And on defense, Avonte Maddox, Duke Riley and Marcus Epps are also returning.
Now, the Eagles are still without Zach Ertz, Miles Sanders, Dallas Goedert, Jalen Reagor, Alshon Jeffery and several offensive linemen … but any guys coming back will help.