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

Philadelphia Eagles, Boston Scott (Mandatory credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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5. As Philadelphia Eagles fans, what can we expect to see in this game?

As far as the Philly’s defense goes, you can expect to see more man coverage in this game. If Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton doesn’t play, you should see Philly cornerback Darius Slay lined up with former Eagle Golden Tate.

Without Slayton and Shepard, a deep ball from the Giants will be hard to come by, so you should also see a lot of defense stacked in the box and the defensive front putting in work against quarterback Daniel Jones and his offensive line. It would be shocking if the Philly front does not walk away with a minimal of five sacks.

On Philly’s offensive side, no Miles Sanders means Boston Scott will be taking the starting reps at running back. Remember that is was Boston Scott tore up the Giants defense last year and played a huge part in that late December win. It would be safe to say that the Giants will be prepared for Scott in this one, so that doesn’t happen again.

As long as there are no setbacks, let’s hope that DeSean Jackson will be good to go this week, which would be a great addition for the Eagles. You can see some targets going Jackson’s way, but he will primarily be used to bring off any coverage from receivers John Hightower and Travis Fulgham.

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With the running game expected to be held in check, Philly’s offensive line needs to max protect Wentz. If he can get the time to throw, he should pick apart the ‘Big Blue’ secondary. As long as Wentz can avoid taking any unnecessary sacks and protects the ball, Philly should ultimately dominate this game. Prediction: Eagles 27, Giants 14