Oct 12, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterbackEli Manning
(10) throws a pass under pressure form Philadelphia Eagles defensive endFletcher Cox
(91) and defensive endVinny Curry
(75) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Week 6: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (Monday Night Football on ESPN)
27-0. We all remember what happened last year when the Eagles hosted the Giants for a prime-time game. This year’s game should be much different though. Although New York had a disappointing season in 2014, they battled a ton of injuries and that really hindered the performance of their team. Obviously wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is going to be a tough match-up and a huge test for cornerback Byron Maxwell who will hopefully shadow him in coverage.
Victor Cruz may also be healthy by this point in the season, which will add to the Giants’ list of dynamic pass catching weapons. Let’s not forget their free agency addition of running back Shane Vereen as well. Although the Giants’ defense isn’t much to worry about, especially since they haven’t really addressed the safety or linebacker positions this offseason, their offense is what could give the Eagles a run for their money in this match-up.
Next: Week 7: Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers (Sunday Night Football on NBC)