4 Huge subplots surrounding this Philadelphia Eagles and Giants game

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 22: Boston Scott #35 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes for yards against Blake Martinez #54 of the New York Giants as Giants teammate Jabrill Peppers #21 looks on during the first quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 22, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 22: Boston Scott #35 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes for yards against Blake Martinez #54 of the New York Giants as Giants teammate Jabrill Peppers #21 looks on during the first quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 22, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images) /
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3. There are tons of matchups for Philadelphia Eagles fans to watch.

As every Birds fan knows, the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t a good football team, but they’re currently leading the NFC East. Injuries have played a part in some of that, but play-calling and execution have hurt this team more than anything else.

The Giants seem to be figuring things out. Fans could argue that their defense as a unit is below average, especially if you compare them to the rest of the league, but New York has a ton of talent on their defensive roster.

Big Blue brought in talent during the offseason by adding cornerbacks James Bradberry and Logan Ryan, but as good as they are, the Giants are still allowing over 300 passing yards per game. With Reagor and Goedert back in Philly’s mix on offense and with Fulgham continuing to shine, New York is going to have their hands full with the Birds’ receivers.

Expect to see some deep shots, and expect those to open the middle of the field so they can get both Reagor and Goedert in space. The Giants have gotten better at stopping the run. They’re among the NFL’s top ten teams when it comes to rushing yards allowed, so fans should hope for more presnap motion to help keep New York’s linebackers honest. That should also open some running lanes for Miles Sanders (if he plays).

With Saquon Barkley out, the Giants have struggled at times to field a consistent running game or put up points. Wide receivers Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard continue to be quarterback Daniel Jones’ main targets. Even if Darius Slay was able to lock down Slayton, New York will have some opportunities versus Avonte Maddox. This should be interesting.