Philadelphia Eagles versus New York Giants: 5 questions ahead of Week 7

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3. How does the Giants’ defense match up with the Philadelphia Eagles?

With so many Philadelphia Eagles out of this one, it’s fair to ask how the Eagles will score. The ‘G-Men’ field a decent enough defense. They aren’t the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Baltimore Ravens, but they have some stars on that side of the ball.

New York’s defensive front, featuring defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and defensive end Leonard Williams, still poses a threat to Philadelphia’s struggling offensive line. Don’t forbet about  Blake Martinez, who has been having a big year with 38 tackles, five tackles for a loss, and two sacks.

The Giant’s defense, however, isn’t prototypical. They use a wide variety of formations and coverage schemes. They had a big acquisition to their secondary this offseason with cornerback James Bradberry, but with that addition came subtraction. The Giants (like Philly) have suffered injuries on defense, like rookie Xavier McKinney. They also have multiple players that are listed as doubtful for this week’s game.

Outside of Bradberry, New York’s secondary is extremely thin at talent, and with all of the injuries that they have sustained, they are even thinner now. Because of this, they tend to use a lot of off zone coverage and try to depend on their linebackers to stack the box against the run, creating great news for Eagles fans and and a certain rising star in the Eagles offense. Advantage: Giants