Philadelphia Eagles: Grades for every NFC East team at 2020’s midpoint

Travis Fulgham #13, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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1-7. Previous: 4th. New York Giants. 4. team. 31.

The Philadelphia Eagles have this advantage over the Giants.

The New York Giants hung tough against a Super Bowl favorite the last time we all saw them, putting on a show that led to a 14-6 half time lead.

In the second half, as is often customary, the Giants couldn’t hang on. Quarterback Daniel Jones threw two interceptions, allowing the ‘Bucs’ to regain control, but after a nice touchdown pass to Golden Tate, the Giants were in position to go for a two-point conversation to tie the game. Jones’ pass was broken up, and Tampa Bay left as the winners.

Late mistakes on both sides of the ball have cost New York some of their closer matchups unlike the Eagles, who seem to thrive late in games. New York’s offense still lacks major ability to put points on the board consistently, but they have still been close in many of the matchups they have been in.

Saquon Barkley’s absence, a talentless offensive line, and a mistake-prone quarterback have greatly affected this team’s ability to be a threat in this league and win games. First-year head coach Joe Judge is on to something, but major changes have to be made for this team to compete. For now, they’ll have to grow with Jones under center.

Even though the Giants are 1-7 on the season, they still are not mathematically eliminated from playoff hopes because of all the issues in the NFC East. In Week 9, they will be traveling to Maryland to face the Washington Football Team and hope to secure a possible second victory over the division rival. Grade: D-