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

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Here are a couple of valid questions about this Philadelphia Eagles team.

Sure, Philly should win by two touchdowns, but if this one came down to the wire, would you be surprised? You have to throw out the records when rivals meet, but in a clash between a 3-4-1 and a 2-7 squad, there’s really no point in talking about their records is it? Oh well, here are a few questions on every Birds fan’s mind.

1. How effective will Sanders and Jeffery be for the Eagles offense?

Based on Friday’s Eagles injury report, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that Philly will get Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Miles Sanders, Jack Driscoll, Nate Herbig, and Alshon Jeffery back on offense for Week 10’s game.

Highlight Sanders’ and Jeffery’s name if you’re a Birds fan. The former plays the game’s most punishing position. The latter can’t stay healthy and hasn’t played in a game that counts towards the win-loss total since Week 14 of the 2019 season. Both are gifted when healthy. The question is how healthy are they, and how much will they play?

2. Yes, Doug Pederson is still calling the plays.

This has been a concern since Frank Reich left. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is extremely limited as a play-caller, but he seems to think he does a great job. He has also stated publicly that he has no intention of relinquishing the play-calling duties anytime soon.

Prepare to be frustrated as you watch this one. Hey, does anyone want to place over-under bets on how many times Doug will go for a two-point conversion?