3 Reasons Eagles have a legitimate shot at sweeping their NFC East rivals

Jalen Hurts #1, DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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The Eagles are better than New York. Don’t let the past two seasons fool you.

As easy as it is to hate the Dallas Cowboys, the disdain for the New York Giants is just as familiar to the true Eagles fan. Hang out with members of your Bird Gang brethren, and it won’t take long to figure out that there’s a large contingent that harbors more hatred for that team up I-95 North.

Thankfully, for most of the past 15 years, Philly has had New York’s number and has often been the better team. Since 2009, the Eagles have won 21 of the last 27 meetings versus Big Blue, but things have been off recently.

The Giants have won two of the last three meetings including a 27-17 triumph in November of 2020 and that ugly loss by Jalen Hurts and company during Week 12 last season in which nothing seemed to go right.

The Birds rebounded in Week 16 to the tune of a 34-10 shellacking. Now, that’s what we’re talking about! Since then, Philadelphia seems to have distanced itself.

We’ve talked about our approval of Philly’s offseason since the NFL Draft. The Giants have made some notable changes: hiring Brian Daboll on January 28th, hiring Mike Kafka as their offensive coordinator, and drafting Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal.

Unfortunately for New York. They lost James Bradberry. Kyle Rudolph and Logan Ryan are gone. Saquon Barkley can’t stay healthy, and Daniel Jones is still their quarterback.

Despite the debacle at MetLife Stadium last season, the Eagles were still the better team and game’s end. They’re the better team now. New York has a mess to clean up. It may take them a while.

Philly, on the other hand, is headed in the right direction, even if they aren’t traveling as quickly as some would like. Week 16’s win has set things in this rivalry back in accordance with how they should appear. Philly is on a one-game winning streak. Expect them to capture victories in weeks 14 and 18, extending their winning streak over the Giants to three games at season’s end.