Giants Preview

Posted: September 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 27 Comments »

Here come the G-men.

The 0-2 G-men.

Does that make them bad or desperate? Probably both, but desperate teams make me nervous. I wrote about that angle for

Remember the Bengals game last year? Cincy was on a 3-game losing streak and really struggling to move the ball or score points. Next thing you know the Bengals are up 32-0 and we had the low point of the Doug Pederson era.

NFL players are talented. They get tired of criticism and at some point they have a breakthrough moment. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen on Sunday. The Giants have gotten pounded by the media this week. That’s what happens when you lose on MNF. Everyone sees everything.

The Eagles do have an advantage with the Giants being on the road on a short week. The NFL doesn’t do that too often. It isn’t exactly a long journey, but the Eagles will take any advantage they can get.

I started reflecting on the first couple of games. Carson Wentz threw a bad INT that changed the game at WAS. He also threw a game-changing pick at KC. Wentz has to protect the ball on Sunday. I know those picks were both tipped/deflected passes and there were tough circumstances on the plays, but the bottom line is that he wasn’t careful enough with the ball and it hurt.

The Eagles overcame it in the opener, but not last week.

The Giants aren’t a good team right now. You don’t want to help them at all. Make that team drive the field and beat you with long, methodical drives. Big plays are the great equalizer

This is a game the Eagles should win, but I think it will be ugly. The Giants are too good on defense to get blown out. That said, one of these weeks the downfield throws are going to start hitting and those are the types of plays that can break a game wide open. I wouldn’t count on that Sunday, but it is possible.

My guess is that the Eagles will run the ball more. The Giants are stout up front so don’t expect big numbers, but the presence of Chance Warmack at LG tells me the Eagles are going to try to run.

I am very much looking forward to Brandon Graham vs Justin Pugh and Tim Jernigan vs Brett Jones. Pugh will be making his first start of the year at RT. Jones will be making his first start of the year at any spot. Jernigan was really good last week and could be in for a big day.

Will Rodney McLeod play? He did practice late in the week, but will be a game time decision. If he can’t go, Chris Maragos likely starts at S and things get a lot more complicated. All the more reason for Graham, Jernigan and the guys up front to dominate and limit how much time Eli has to throw.


27 Comments on “Giants Preview”

  1. 1 RC5000 said at 2:12 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    Bryce Love Stanford back if you didn’t know – 30 carries, 262 yards with 69 yard sprint TD on 30th carry. 51-34 Stanford over UCLA with 5 minutes left.

    He’s small and not getting receptions but he is a legit breakaway back…

  2. 2 Greg Tulino said at 2:25 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    Nah..we already got the smallest RB in NFL history that had tons of yardage in College, but is likely to be a bust in the NFL. #Pumph I’d take the RB from PSU though. He’s the back we need. 🙂

  3. 3 Dave said at 7:42 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    I couldn’t help thinking if our RBs were playing for Penn State yesterday that they would have combined for less then 100 yards rushing. Barkley is special.

  4. 4 RC5000 said at 2:15 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    After two away games, we should be confident at home so I think that will trump the Giants desperation but the safety sitch is a big concern.

  5. 5 P_P_K said at 9:21 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    I really like Maragos on special teams. Here’s hoping he’ll step up as a S.

  6. 6 Ryan Rambo said at 9:13 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    Who do you guys think will end up being our leading rusher today? Sproles?

  7. 7 P_P_K said at 9:20 AM on September 24th, 2017:


  8. 8 Dave said at 9:43 AM on September 24th, 2017:

  9. 9 Ryan Rambo said at 9:46 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    Haha!! Grab a few for us too Eli!

  10. 10 Ryan Rambo said at 10:19 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media expects Giants. CB Janoris Jenkins (questionable, ankle) to be inactive for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
    Jenkins sat out Monday night’s game with an ankle injury and was absent from practice this week. He’ll likely test out his ankle in warmups just as he did in Week 2, though Duggan believes there’s “little reason for optimism.” His absence would be an upgrade to Alshon Jeffery’s matchup.

  11. 11 Duracell said at 11:06 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    Welp, so much for that per NFL Network.

  12. 12 Ryan Rambo said at 11:15 AM on September 24th, 2017:


  13. 13 Sean Stott said at 11:19 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    I’d say something like, he won’t be 100%, but then again who the hell knows what they shoot these players up with to get them to play pain free.

  14. 14 Patrick said at 10:51 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    The Jags defense looks like its finally starting to come together, which is kinda due considering all the resources they pumped into it, but they could be incredibly scary in the future.

    Their offense is still very meh, despite Fournette looking awesome. Bortles might not be shocking, but he sure isn’t good, and that OL isn’t very impressive. Starting to pump the same resources into the OL, might make be the best choice, unless they can grab a veteran QB. They have the plamakers on offense. If Drew Brees is serious about quitting New Orleans, he should seriously consider Jacksonville. Or even better, the Jags take Cousins from Washington.

  15. 15 Gary Barnes said at 11:27 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    I agree, these type of games the Eagles should win easily make me very nervous because history shows the Eagles never make it easy on themselves. Hopefully, the D plays well and we can run the ball, control the clock and keep putting points on the board consistently. Protect the ball is big for Wentz.

  16. 16 Dragon_Eagle said at 11:35 AM on September 24th, 2017:

    This game makes me really nervous. Divisional games never go according to script, Eagles-Giants games even more so.

    I’m worried that this is the week that Carson’s proclivity for turnovers costs us a win.

    Run the damn ball, Andy!!!!!

  17. 17 Gary Barnes said at 12:09 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    I fully expect the Giants to get the ball out of Eli’s hands quickly, short pass game, screens, draws etc. to blunt the rush and get their weapons into the second level where we are playing mostly backups. Giants have a good D, we need to run the ball well today and give Wentz time to operate. Get it done, Eagles!!

  18. 18 ChoTime said at 12:44 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    The smart play for the Gmen is to make our safeties and CBs tackle and cover short and keep the DL out of the game. On D, they should plug the run game and make Wentz prove it deep.

    Should be interesting!

  19. 19 T_S_O_P said at 12:13 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    John Harbaugh’s getting it handed to him. Marty M tends to have that effect.

  20. 20 Dragon_Eagle said at 12:22 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    Is Marty OC in Baltimore now?

  21. 21 T_S_O_P said at 12:57 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    Yep. QB coach last year I think. His record stands proud – he joins AR or his coaching tree and turns the team from a perennial play off team to mediocre, while breaking records offensively. The guy’s krypton!

  22. 22 Sean Stott said at 12:23 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    Carson Wentz has 11 fumbles per 18 games played. 61.1%

    Vick had 98 fumbles and 143 games played. 68.5%

  23. 23 Gary Barnes said at 12:26 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    Kudos to all the players, owners and coaches that have demonstrated unity, respect and maturity during national anthems so far today. Really good to see.

  24. 24 Gary Barnes said at 1:07 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    Eagles come focused and ready to execute on offense….*sarcasm alert*

  25. 25 Gary Barnes said at 1:11 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    BS call on touchback challenge….let’s go D!

  26. 26 Gary Barnes said at 1:14 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    As expected, Giants come out with hurry up offense and quick passes. Hope Schwartz and the players knew this was coming and have plans to defeat it

  27. 27 Gary Barnes said at 1:19 PM on September 24th, 2017:

    Warmack beaten like a rented mule, ugly