Eagles Vs. Giants Preview: Five Bold Predictions


After putting together their first complete game of the season last week in a 39-17 beat down of the Saints, the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to get to .500 for the first time this season as they take on the division rival New York Giants on Monday night football. The Eagles, despite their less than ideal start to the season have a chance to move into first place in the NFC East with a win Monday night but I t won’t come easy. The Giants are currently on a 3 game winning streak with Eli Manning playing some of the best football of his career. In preparation for Monday night’s game here are five bold predictions I see happening.

Eli Manning doubles his interception total

As mentioned above Eli Manning is playing some of the best football of his career 5 games into this season. He looks more comfortable in his second year in Ben McAdoo’s offense posting 10 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions but the later will double on Monday night. Eli has a history of turning the ball over when facing the Eagles and this may be the best Eagles secondary he’s faced in some time. Malcolm Jenkins and Walter Thurmond are playing at a very high level and the Eagles are getting good play from the cornerback position. With possible no Odell Beckham Jr. And Victor Cruz look for the Eagles to pick off Manning twice in primetime.

Josh Huff comes up big, again

To say Josh Huff has had a slow start to his NFL career would be putting it lightly. Huff, who came into last week with only 12 career catches has a career day. It started off with a 40 yard kickoff return to open the game. He fished his career day with 4 catches, 78 yards, and his first career receiving touchdown. His big play ability was evident and I think he shows up again Monday night. The Giants best cover corner, Prince Amukamara is out and Nelson Agholor doesn’t look like he’ll play so look for Huff to see some of his snaps and targets. He should get plenty of opportunities to build off last weeks success.

Sam Bradford shows he’s over the hump

Overall this season Sam Bradford hasn’t been what the Eagles hoped for. He’s look rattled, indecisive, and just plain bad at times. However he’s looked decent the past two weeks throwing for five touchdowns and only two (very bad) interceptions. I think this is the week he proves that he’s turning the corner. He’s becoming more comfortable in the Eagles offense and it’s showing. He still not getting much help in terms of drops from his receivers but I think he puts together his best game of the season this week. On the big stage, Monday night football Bradford puts up 350+ yards and 3 touchdowns and ZERO turnovers. A huge confidence boost that could lead to more consistent play.

Offensive line has another dominate day

The Giants front 7 isn’t much to write home about and may be missing their starting middle linebacker Jon Beason. Of the flip side the Eagles offensive line played their best game of the season last week racking up 186 rushing yards and not allowing a sack. Look for them to continue to play well this week. Another big day on the ground as the Eagles offense continues to roll.

Back to black shut out

Remember what happened last time the Giants came to Lincoln Financial Field in prime time to face an Eagles team dawning all black? A 27-0 shut out. History repeats itself Monday night. The Eagles are coming off a big win and are a confident team at home looking to make a statement and the do show shutting out their division rival for the second time in two years.

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