The Eagles (7-7) are home on a short week to face the Giants (4-10) in an NFC East battle.
To the predictions:
Reuben Frank (10-4)
For the second week in a row, the Eagles’ real opponent is themselves. The Eagles’ biggest challenge last week wasn’t the under-manned Washington Football Team, it was dealing with the two-day postponement and a 16-day bye week. The only reason Washington was even in the game were two Eagles turnovers that led to Washington points. Without the Dallas Goedert drop and Jalen Hurts fumble, that would have been something like the 34-7 game we all expected. Same thing this week. The Giants can’t compete with the Eagles on a level playing field. The real challenges facing the Eagles are the short week and the prospect of playing a game without their head coach. The only reason the Giants were even in that game last month was the Eagles' minus-4 turnover ratio. And it was still a six-point game. The Eagles haven’t won a game when they’ve been minus-four since 1977 — 25 straight losses — and it was the first time since 2005 they’ve even played a one-possession game when minus-four. So really all the Eagles have to do Sunday is play a smart, clean, error-free game, hammer the football against the Giants’ hapless 26th-ranked run defense, make life difficult for whatever slappy QB the Giants start and get out of the Linc 8-7.
Eagles 31, Giants 13
Dave Zangaro (11-3)
The Eagles are coming off a short week and they’re playing a Giants team that beat them less than a month ago at MetLife Stadium. But this one shouldn’t be close. The Giants have been a disaster since that game and now quarterback Daniel Jones is on IR. Without him, the Giants are going to start Mike Glennon or Jake Fromm and it doesn’t really matter which one it is. Neither of those guys is going to beat the Eagles.
Heck, the only reason the Eagles lost in the last meeting between these two games was because Jalen Hurts made some awful decisions and kept turning over the football in the red zone. If that happens again, will the Eagles lose? Sure. But I wouldn’t bet on it.
Eagles 31, Giants 17
Ray Didinger (11-3)
As badly as the Eagles played the last time they faced the Giants — and, boy, did they play badly — they still had a chance to win at the end. If Jalen Reagor catches that last pass, the Eagles leave the Meadowlands victorious. It would've been ugly but so what?
The Eagles turned the ball over four times, Jalen Hurts played the worst game of his life, they averaged less than four yards per pass play and they STILL almost won. That's how wretched the Giants are.
The Eagles get a rematch Sunday at the Linc. I know they played on Tuesday and they may not have Nick Sirianni on the sideline, but they can't lose. The Giants will likely start Jake Fromm at quarterback and he was on the Buffalo practice squad three weeks ago. Asked how he feels about his first pro start Fromm said, "Excited."
So are the Eagles.
Eagles 20, Giants 10
Barrett Brooks (8-6)
This is a revenge game. The previous game was bad all around. There were four turnovers and the Giants still should lost the game. Jalen Hurts had his worst game as a pro, throwing three interceptions, but delivered two potential game-winning balls for TDs that should have won the game at the end.
I predict the Eagles to be very focused this week. Nick Sirianni is in the protocol, so at this point, he will not be present at the stadium. As a player, doing your job is most important for the team. This gives the edge to the Eagles. Jonathan Gannon must call a very aggressive defense against Giants young QB Jake Fromm. If he does, the Birds win easy.
Eagles 31, Giants 10
Mike Mulhern (9-5)
The Giants have gone from an upstanding organization to a complete laughingstock, but for some reason we’re not doing nearly enough laughing. In the past 5 seasons they have the second worst record (22-56) in the NFL, just one more win than the routinely ridiculed Jets. That’s the company they’ve been keeping. They are brown paper bag-over-the-head bad.
The most memorable play for the franchise in that span was when Daniel Jones fell on his face. Despite every bit of evidence at Dave Gettleman’s disposal, he used the 2nd overall pick on a running back in 2018, and Saquon Barkley already looks like he’s completely breaking down. And for some reason they want to keep Joe Judge around for another season!
It’s shocking the Eagles lost to this team just a few weeks ago. Yet as I wrote at the time, it was almost encouraging to know the Eagles could play a complete disaster of a game and still be a play away from winning. With Jones on IR, this Sunday should be be a laugher.
Eagles 34, Giants 9
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