NFL: Preview Philadelphia Eagles-New York Giants Round 2
The Philadelphia Eagles will face the New York Giants for the second time this year when they meet at the Linc this Sunday afternoon down in Philly. The game will be a bit tougher for the hosts as they are without their No. 2 QB in Nick Foles due to an injury. In addition, with Michael Vick still not being 100 percent, coach Chip Kelly is expected to risk starting his No. 1 over third-string rookie Matt Barkley.
The Eagles won the first meeting at MetLife Stadium in Week 5 by a score of 36-21. Now, they will be the home team, but can be susceptible against Eli Manning and his Giants after they finally won their first game of the season this past Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings at home. They are finally beginning to click on both ends of the ball, and if they can continue to do so, recording their second win of the season in Philly will not be as difficult as first predicted.
The home side are second in their division behind the Dallas Cowboys after losing at home against them last weekend by the score of 17-3. Their offense was completely shut out since Vick did not play and Foles was injured and then replaced by Barkley who still has a long way to go in this league.
If they want to have any chance at winning this game, their offense needs to do exactly what coach Kelly says, and they need to execute their game plan to absolute perfection. They can definitely do this in front of their home fans who deserve a complete turnaround performance from last Sunday’s blunder.
Prediction: Eagles 27, Giants 17.
The home side will struggle at times, but will end up pulling off the big win they need to stay in the division-winning race.