3 Keys to a Philadelphia Eagles win versus New York in Week 7

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Here’s the formula for a Philadelphia Eagles victory on Thursday night.

Thankfully, it’s a short week so that the Philadelphia Eagles can try to redeem themselves sooner rather than later. After a miraculous fourth-quarter comeback that fell short versus the Baltimore on Sunday, the New York Giants will come to town this Thursday. With the Dallas Cowboys getting blown out on Monday Night Football, the Eagles can take over first place of the worst division in the NFL with a win.

In the past three seasons, the Eagles have been able to bounce back and build momentum when playing New York. First, in 2017, they lost to Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs. While that wasn’t a huge surprise, not many people expected Philly to be down 24-21 to the Giants the following week after leading 14-0 coming into the fourth. Everyone knows how it ended though. Jake Elliott hit a 61-yard field goal at the buzzer and Philly went on to win nine straight.

Later that year, the Eagles beat the Los Angeles Rams one of the best games of the year but lost Carson Wentz to a torn ACL. They needed to get one step closer to clinching home-field advantage and get Nick Foles in a rhythm. After trailing 20-7 early on, Foles threw four touchdowns and they hung on for a 34-29 win in a nail biter.

Fast forward to 2018 when the Eagles started the season 2-3 and headed to New York for a Thursday Night showdown. The ‘Birds’ took care of business with a 34-13 ‘W’ to move to 3-3. Weeks later, they found themselves in a hole once again coming off of a 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints which put them at 4-6. Next week, they faced New York fell behind 19-3. All hope seemed lost but they rallied for a game-winning field goal with 20 seconds left for a 25-22 win. They went on to win five of their last six and clinch a Wild Card spot.

Last year, the Eagles had an embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins to drop to 5-7. Then, you guessed it, they went down 17-3 to New York the following week. Very late in the third quarter, Boston Scott gave this team life and they would win in overtime. They won the next two games and then faced the Giants in Week 17 needing a win to clinch the division. With the game tied 17-17, Malcolm Jenkins forced a fumble on Daniel Jones and this team scored 17 unanswered to win 34-17.

For whatever reason, this Eagles team always gets things right versus the ‘G-Men’. With that said, let’s take a look at the keys to a win for Thursday’s edition of the rivalry.