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5 Keys To Victory For Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

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5 Keys To Victory For Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

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The Chip Kelly era got off to a booming start. Break-neck offense and plays galore. It was a sight to see. Since that fateful Monday Night, the Philadelphia Eagles for the most part, have struggled to get going on offense and as a team.

They put up a valiant effort offensively against the Chargers, but the defense fell short and the Eagles did a poor job of controlling the clock. Ever since Week 2, the much ballyhooed Kelly offense has come to a screeching halt. Is this the league catching up with Kelly? Is it superior opponents? It could be a bit of both. A lot of the play design and quickness of pace seems gone from the offense. It needs to return for the Eagles to get where they want to go.

The Chiefs and Broncos seemed to have the Eagles pegged. For whatever reason, the offense didn't run at full efficiency against either team. The problem, however, hasn't been moving the football. The Eagles are still gaining yards at a near-historic pace. They simply aren't scoring points. The one stat that really matters. Red-zone woes have plagued the Eagles for years now. New coach, same result.

Believe it or not with all their struggles on both sides of the ball, the Eagles still sit in second place in the NFC East. Or as the new nickname goes, the NFC Least. Kelly and the Eagles should consider themselves lucky that they still control their own destiny in this division. If the Eagles win and the Cowboys don't upset the juggernaut Denver Broncos, the Eagles will actually be sitting in first when all the dust is cleared come Monday.

Don't let the records fool you, though. Eagles-Giants games are always wars. A historic rivalry. Let's take a look at five keys to victory for the Eagles vs. the Giants.

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The Philadelphia Eagles pass rush needs to get home

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The Philadelphia Eagles' pass rush has been lackluster all season. Trent Cole is without a sack and no other lineman or linebackers have made enough plays. That needs to change Sunday for the Eagles to come away with a crucial road victory.

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Michael Vick and The Offense Need To Bounce Back

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Michael Vick and the Eagles offense have struggled at times the last two weeks. That trend needs to stop. They can't just get yards. They need points and seven. Field goals won't cut it. The offense needs to be running at peak efficiency for the Eagles to pull out a win.

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LeSean McCoy needs a big game

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LeSean McCoy has been brilliant this season. He is also a Giant killer. Hopefully, that trend continues. There is no reason why "Shady" shouldn't have a huge game matched up against the Giants below-average defense and linebackers.

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DeSean Jackson Needs A Breakout Game Against the Giants Secondary

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DeSean Jackson has been quiet the last two weeks as defenses are rolling attention toward him. Sunday, he needs to bust out of his slump. Head coach Chip Kelly can do a better job of freeing him up with designed bubble screens and plays in space. He should also take advantage of a below-average Giants secondary deep.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line Needs To Get Back On Track

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The Philadelphia Eagles' offensive line has struggled thus far this season. It is a surprise given the talent along the line. Week 4 needs to be their best effort. Michael Vick will need a clean pocket to go into MetLife Stadium and steal away a win from the Giants.