As a Philly fan, the Dallas Cowboys may be the most hated team, but the historic rivalry is that between the New York Giants.
Today, a battle between the NFC East continues as the Philadelphia Eagles travel up the turnpike to MetLife Stadium. The 11-1 Birds will be looking to extend their winning streak against the 7-4-1 Giants, who have recently taken a negative turn. Who will come out victorious?
EAGLES VS GIANTS
The Eagles are coming off a 35-10 win over the Tennessee Titans, and the game was one of the best they’ve played. Despite losing tight end Dallas Goedert, A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith have continued to lead on offense, as the Eagles average 28.2 points per game. The defense has also been one of the best in the league, giving up only 296.4 total yards per game, ranking second in the NFL behind the San Francisco 49ers.
Though Philadelphia is missing some key players today due to injury, the roster is pretty stacked. And, they’ve been doing just fine over the last few weeks despite the losses.
You also can’t forget about the man behind it all — quarterback Jalen Hurts. The 24-year-old is on an MVP run, sitting second behind Patrick Mahomes. Another win today could place him in the top spot.
New York Giants
The Giants are on a bit of a downward slope lately. In their last five games, their defense has given up 24.4 points per game. This is almost six points more than they gave up in the beginning of the season.
New York’s offense has done well, including Saquon Barkley who is having a stellar season. He’s completed 1,000+ rushing yards already for his third-career season. Barkley has also accounted for 60% of the Giants’ offensive yardage. The problem is, he’s questionable going into Sunday’s game with a neck injury.
Nobody was sure about Daniel Jones in the past, however, the quarterback has become a dual-threat and may be on his feet a lot today. He’ll have Darius Slayton on offense, who will be the go-to whether Barkley is on the field or not.
WEEK 14 PREDICTIONS
The Giants are well-coached so you can’t count them out. However, I think they have too many problems right now to beat the Eagles. Even if Barkley plays, he’s not going to be at 100%, and Gannon’s defense will have enough power to cover him and Slayton.
The Eagles are confident, and despite being a winning team, they will never give up the opportunity to prove critics wrong.
Earlier this season, I thought the Eagles would lose this game, but given recent events, Philadelphia should have this one in the bag. I don’t think it will be a blowout, but I think the Eagles finish a couple of touchdowns ahead of the Giants.
Prediction: Eagles win, 34-17
Eagles vs Giants kickoff today at 1 PM.