Matchups and predictions for the Eagles NFC East Rivals in Week 5 of the 2023 NFL season

  • The Eagles are kings who stay Kings
  • The Giants are embarrassing
  • The Commanders might be good, but not good enough
  • This week marks the official start of Dak's interception era
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The Miami Dolphins versus the New York Giants

Brian Daboll and Matt Nagy are the same person. We're convinced. Daboll won Coach of the Year last season. Then, the clock struck midnight, and he turned into a pumpkin.

Nagy won Coach of the Year in 2018 with the Chicago Bears. Then. his clock struck midnight (to the tune of a double doink), and his stagecoach turned into a pumpkin as well.

Let's make long stories short. These guys are offensive coordinators. They ARE NOT head coaches.

Dolphins offense versus Giants defense

To the Giants' credit, in their 24-3 Monday Night Football loss to the Seattle Seahawks, their defense only allowed 16 points. During their first three games, Big Blue allowed an average of 27.6 points, so maybe we can argue that only allowing 16 points is a step in the right direction.

That being said, they’re still bad. Much of their recent 'success' on defense came because they played Seahawks backup quarterback Drew Lock for 30% of the game. Geno Smith was dinged up for much of this one as well.

The Miami offense? Buddy, they're a wagon. Wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are speed demons, and their running backs De’Von Achane and Raheem Mostert are just as fast. Hell, Mostert won the Big Ten title for the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. They quite literally make the game a track meet.

Yeah, last week they were stifled by the Buffalo Bills. They only scored 20 points in that game, and relative to their 70-point performance in Week 3, the 20-point output was downright pathetic. 

The Bills are home to a good defense though. They're also one of Miami's rivals, so it makes sense that the Dolphins looked mortal. That isn't to say they will drop 70 points versus the Giants. That's crazy, but they should be able to drop 30.