Game Preview – PHI at NYG

Posted: December 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 16 Comments »

Eagles-Giants games are usually interesting, often fun for the Eagles. Today seems more like a mystery.

The Giants are 2-11, but last week they played Dallas tough. That was a 10-10 game with eight minutes left. The Giants completely fell apart and lost 30-10. Will such a tough loss have lingering effects?

How will Nick Foles play for the Eagles? How will the overall team play?

I wrote my preview for, focusing on the need to stay aggressive.

Back in 2002, A.J. Feeley took over for Donovan McNabb (and Koy Detmer). Feeley did a solid job, helping the Eagles to go 5-1. Feeley threw 6 TD passes. That team won more because of the overall team. The defense held everyone to 21 points or less. There were 3 defensive TDs in that stretch. There was a STs score. The whole team made key plays. The offense was effective, but somewhat conservative.

This is a very different Eagles team and Nick Foles is a very different QB.

Doug Pederson will stay aggressive, as he should.


16 Comments on “Game Preview – PHI at NYG”

  1. 1 P_P_K said at 10:35 AM on December 17th, 2017:

    NFC East games are always tough, but having Foles start may be some extra motivation for the Eagles to be really sharp and do what they are capable of doing — dominating the Giants. Make a statement this team is capable of winning even with the loss of Wentz.

  2. 2 Dave said at 11:00 AM on December 17th, 2017:

    I agree division games are always tough, but the defense seems primed to step up today. Russell Wilson and the Rams offense were real challenges to the defense even when they are playing well. The Giants should be a good test to see where everyone’s heads are at in the defensive side of the ball.

    The two big issue that was exposed was tackling and limiting YAC. IMO, that is more about technique and desire that ability.

    On the offensive side, I’d imagine we’ll see a heavy dose of the Jay Train.

    What I’m most curious about is Foles and the deep ball. For as much as we were told how terrific Wentz looked in training camp throwing deep, it never really materialized. I guess we’ll find out if that was more about the receivers and/or scheme of Wentz’s inability to throw accurate deep passes.

  3. 3 P_P_K said at 11:03 AM on December 17th, 2017:

    Good points. Having Foles starts makes this game somewhat more interesting. If Carson was under center I would expect a romp. The spread is Eagles -7.5. I wonder what it would have been with Wentz starting.
    Plus, this is still an important game because of HFA through the playoffs.

  4. 4 scratcherk said at 11:13 AM on December 17th, 2017:

    Do we know if wiz is playing?

  5. 5 Philadelphian said at 11:17 AM on December 17th, 2017:

    Hopefully not because it’s better to wait until he’s 100%.

  6. 6 daveH said at 11:15 AM on December 17th, 2017:

    I hope bradham and Jenkins and mills took some WR reps. . Catching 1 INT would mean alot

  7. 7 TO BLACKS said at 11:31 AM on December 17th, 2017:

    90% of the players are NI GGERS.

  8. 8 Guy Media said at 11:58 AM on December 17th, 2017:

    Game post view – win going away or be prepared to face recriminations.

  9. 9 daveH said at 12:05 PM on December 17th, 2017:

    A bud from LA sent this .. not being local i had not seen it in case its all over the Philadelphia news. ..
    German wher you at ?

  10. 10 daveH said at 12:06 PM on December 17th, 2017:

  11. 11 scratcherk said at 12:15 PM on December 17th, 2017:

    wiz inactive

  12. 12 sonofdman said at 12:53 PM on December 17th, 2017:


  13. 13 Dragon_Eagle said at 12:22 PM on December 17th, 2017:

    Eagles-Giants games are generally bad for the heart. So, I’m starting on the beer early – Troegs Perpetual IPA.

  14. 14 Dragon_Eagle said at 12:28 PM on December 17th, 2017:

    They couldn’t flex Green Bay vs. Carolina up to the SNF game in place of Dallas-Raiders? Seriously? I get CBS not giving up New England-Pitt. That’s the game of the week, but the return of Rodgers against a brutal D belongs in primetime.

  15. 15 Dragon_Eagle said at 12:38 PM on December 17th, 2017:

    Or LA v. Seattle? Move that to SNF. Why does that have to be broadcast simultaneously with NE-Pitt? You greedy twats. Who cares about the f’n Cowboys, Dallas sucks.

  16. 16 sonofdman said at 12:56 PM on December 17th, 2017:

    My brother lives in LA and send the LA sports people all week have been saying the Eagles didn’t really beat the Rams, but the Rams beat themselves. That is was the Rams’ mistakes that caused them to lose.

    I thought this was interesting, especially in light of all the people on here last week saying how the only reason the Rams were in the game was the Eagles’ mistakes.