Philadelphia Eagles versus New York Giants: 5 Week 10 subplots to watch

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Boston Scott #35, Philadelphia Eagles
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Maybe Philadelphia Eagles fan should remind the G-Men that there’s no hope.

As always, the 2020 NFL season has been full of surprises, especially for the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans. Before any of its four teams played a snap, the narrative was the Birds and Dallas Cowboys would battle for the NFC East’s crown all season long.

Then, there was the thing about the Eagles having some sort of competitive advantage because every other team had introduced a new coaching staff. That didn’t hold up as Dallas, Philly, the Washington Football Team, and the New York Giants all got off to slow starts. Here we are entering Week 10, and look where we are.

Philly is indeed the division’s first-place team, but they haven’t been anywhere close to dominant. Their opponent in Week 10 is their same opponent from Week 7, the Giants. Big Blue has stumbled out of the gate, losing all but two of their first nine games. They’ve looked better as of late, so good that they may be playing their way out of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes. Joe Judge’s team is getting better every week, and if they don’t have anything to play for, they certainly didn’t get the memo.

Believe it or not, a win would only be their third of the season, but it puts them right back in the thick of things in the race for the NFC East’s crown. Here are five of about twenty subplots that are associated with the rematch.