This Sunday afternoon’s divisional clash between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles is a must win for the Eagles if they want to salvage their season. The Giants’ season looks grim already, and the Eagles are headed down that path if they don’t go on the road to Met Life Stadium and take care of a reeling Giants team that looks like a shell of its former self.
The main reason the Eagles’ hopes are still alive is strictly because of the lousy division they play in. “The NFC Least.” No team is running away with the division, and it looks right now as if no one wants to. This should be a motivating point and galvanize this struggling group.
As bad as the Eagles have played through four weeks, they are still right in this thing. Believe it or not, if they take care of business against a bad Giants team on the road and the Dallas Cowboys don’t pull off a major upset on Sunday against the Denver Broncos, the Eagles will actually be the division leaders.
The schedule also gets considerably easier. If they can be right around .500 at 3-3 by the time the Cowboys come into Lincoln Financial Field and win that home game, the Eagles can potentially have a lead in the NFC East going into the second half of the season.
It all starts Sunday though. The Eagles’ defense has to show up and make Eli Manning feel uncomfortable. Harass the quarterback. The offense and Michael Vick also have to be sharper than they have been the last few weeks. The Eagles will fight for their season on Sunday. Let’s see how much “fight” is left in them.