2 Reasons 2020’s Philadelphia Eagles have an edge over New York already

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ roster is just better than the one in New York.

If we asked you to pull out a sheet of looseleaf paper, first of all, how many of you actually still have some handy? That’s a joke of course, sort of, but here’s what we need you to do. Write down every position on the football field. Now write down the name of the NFC East team that has the best player or the most talent in that category.

The only shot you have at coming up with the Giants being your answer for any position comes when you get to the running backs, and if we’re being honest, you can make an argument for why that may not even be true.

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From top to bottom, the Giants look strong at a position or two when we look at their starters, but they aren’t deep anywhere, and that includes the running backs. Then, there’s this. Earlier this week, team reports stated that they had lost Xavier McKinney in practice thanks to a bone fracture in his left foot and that they had lost David Mayo thanks to a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Just like that, two starters are gone, and at the time of this story being published, nothing earth-shattering has been done by the organization to replace them. Everyone’s still putting their 53-man roster together, but if we were to guess, we could probably agree that
Ryan Connelly would back up Mayo and though Jabril Peppers and Julian Love were probably going to be New York’s starters at safety, there’s a serious depth issue with McKinney being out.

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Slice it however you want, but again, if you’re on the outside and looking at things with no motives or emotions involved, one can make a strong argument that it’s going to be a long year in New York. We’re calling it now though very early. You may be able to pencil in two wins for the ‘Birds’ over the ‘G-Men’.