Giants vs. Eagles NFL Week 8: TV Schedule, Betting Lines, Prediction
TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
Weather: High 59, Low 42
Line: Philadelphia (-5.5)
The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the top offenses in the NFL — or at least they have the talent and potential to possess such an offense. Chip Kelly has come in and given this team some extra potency on the offensive side of the ball. However, veteran quarterback Michael Vick has seemingly had a hard time adjusting to the offensive pace, even suffering a hamstring injury a couple weeks ago. Vick was once one of the most exciting players in the league, now he is aging and struggling to stay healthy. While Nick Foles has filled in for the injured quarterback, it seems as if Vick expects to play in week eight. If that’s the case, this team will look to rely on the guy who has 1,185 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 307 yards and two scores on the ground. DeSean Jackson has helped the quarterbacks out considerably this season, catching 37 passes for 610 yards and five touchdowns. LeSean McCoy has been a force in the potent run game, racking up 685 yards and three scores on the ground.
Coming off their first win of the season, the New York Giants have finally broken into the ‘W’ column. It took seven weeks, but the 1-6 Giants have finally done it, taking down a struggling Minnesota Vikings team on Monday night. Veteran quarterback Eli Manning has been the king of interceptions this season, throwing 15 passes to the other team through seven weeks. Manning has struggled this season, completing just 54 percent of his passes for 1,921 yards and 10 touchdowns. Victor Cruz has been the recipient of 40 passes for 591 yards and four touchdowns while Hakeem Nicks is a close second with 27 catches for 470 yards but no touchdowns. Brandon Jacobs is back with the team and looks to help out the 31st-ranked run game. Jacobs has rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns in a couple games this season.
Defensively, neither team is impressive. The Giants rank 31st in points allowed per game as well as 19th in total yards allowed per game with 364. The Eagles are even worse than that, ranking last in the league in total yards allowed per game with 412.7 and second-to-last in passing yards allowed per game. This could be a high-scoring affair.
PREDICTION: Giants 27, Eagles 30