TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Weather: Low 65, High 78
Line: New York Giants (-1)
This game will face the struggling Philadelphia Eagles against the even more struggling New York Giants. The Eagles are led by Chip Kelly‘s offensive mind and they can be one of the best units in the NFL if Michael Vick performs as well as he can. Vick has been average this season, passing for 1,080 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for another 170 yards and one touchdown. He needs to work on holding on to the ball as he still fumbles more than he should. LeSean McCoy is getting plenty of reps with the offense, becoming one of the most used backs in the league through four games. He has rushed for 468 yards and two touchdowns while catching seven passes for 140 yards. DeSean Jackson had an off-week in week four and will look to get back to the top of the league in receiving yards — right now he has 393 and two scores.
The Giants have been lackluster, at best, this season. Tom Coughlin has to be upset with the way his team has played through four weeks, sitting at 0-4 with no end to the losing in sight. If they are going to get their first win in any week, it’s going to be this one while hosting the Eagles. Eli Manning has had some solid yardage numbers in the pass game with 1,148 yards to go along with six touchdowns, but his nine interceptions are a big problem when trying to win a game — or at least come back. Victor Cruz has been Manning’s favorite target, catching the ball 26 times for 425 yards and four touchdowns.
Defensively, the Eagles have the worst unit in the league, collectively. Allowing the second-most points and the most total yards per game this season, the Eagles have a lot of work to do. The Giants aren’t any better, allowing the most points in the league and allowing the fourth-most rush yards per game. Expect this game to be very high-scoring.
PREDICTION: Eagles 34, Giants 37