Game Preview – NYG at PHI

Posted: October 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Game Preview – NYG at PHI

This is it. If a season ever hinged on an October game, this is it. A loss would drop the Eagles to 1-5-1 and make them 0-2 in the division. A win would get them to 2-4-1 and could be the start of a winning streak since the upcoming schedule features rest and weak opponents.

This is the week for the Eagles to show something.

They have been very competitive the past two weeks, but lost both games. A beaten and battered lineup couldn’t make enough plays to overcome their mistakes, and tough opponents. There does appear to be some help on the way.

Getting rid of Brown should be enough to help them win.

I kid, I kid. But there is some help on the way.

The offense can use DeSean and Johnson coming back, especially with Sanders and Ertz being out. We’ll have to see how Riley and Maddox get used.

We don’t know what’s going on at OG. Sua Opeta could take over at LG, with Nate Herbig moving to the right side. There is a possiblity Matt Pryor could play. We’ll have to see how his situation plays out. Doug Pederson didn’t want to give away his plans when he talked to the media.

The Giants have scored 16 or fewer points in four of their games. I don’t think they have much of a chance to win a shootout. If the Eagles can put up points in this game, they should win. This isn’t like facing Big Ben or Lamar Jackson.

I’ll be interested to see what the Eagles do at RB and TE. Boston Scott is the top RB. Richard Rodgers is the top TE. Scott had a big day against the Giants last year, but that was playing behind a good OL. The Giants D is better this year and the Eagles OL isn’t nearly as good. You have to feed RBs so it will be interesting to see how Scott, Corey Clement and Jason Huntley are used.

With DeSean on one side and Travis Fulgham on the other, the Eagles actually have a pair of playmaking receivers. If the line can give Carson Wentz time, he should have chances to make plays. That could be fun to watch. The Giants won’t blitz as much as the Ravens or Steelers. That should help the OL.

The Giants are 31st in points and yards on offense. Their leading rusher is QB Daniel Jones. This is not a good offense. The Eagles defense must get the job done in this game.

The Giants OL isn’t good, but they held Washington’s DL to just one sack last week. The coaches used a quick passing game and the young OTs held their own against the edge rushers. Jones was just 12-19-112 as a passer so it isn’t like he lit up WFT. If the Eagles tackle well and control the run game, they should be able to limit the Giants.

Darius Slay will be all over Darius Slayton. If you take Slayton out, the Giants offense is methodical, not explosive. The Eagles have struggled with TEs so keep an eye on Evan Engram. It will be interesting to see if Jim Schwartz uses a LB or Jalen Mills to cover Engram.

The Eagles fell behind 31-14 and 17-0 the last two weeks and they weren’t able to overcome those deficits. The Giants aren’t as likely to jump out to a big lead. Wentz and the offense need to show they can score points in a close game. Desperation brought out the best in them in the previous games. The offense needs to come alive early in this game.

If the Eagles can’t find a way to win this game, then it is time for us to start focusing on the draft.


The computers like the Eagles chances.

Football Outsiders also has the Eagles projected to win the division. Yay, I guess?

That’s not likely to happen unless the Eagles beat the Giants and get going.


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