The Eagles head up the Turnpike to face the Giants for first place in the NFC East. If the Eagles win this game they get a stranglehold on the NFC East and are all but guaranteed a playoff spot. A loss puts them back at five losses and tied with a few other teams for the final wildcard spot.
The Eagles have enjoyed an almost unprecedented streak of dominance over the Giants with five straight wins. It's a pretty amazing streak when you consider that these have two good teams over that time. It includes road games, playoff games, close games & blowouts. But in those games there's been two pretty common theme. The Giants defense has never been able to stop the Eagles offense, regardless of who is at QB, and Eli Manning has turned the ball over a ton. That's what happened in the first game this season and if that same script plays out again, it's hard to see how the Eagles won't win this game.
It's so rare to see such a streak over a good division opponent, I feel like I worry about the law of averages more than anything. Obviously the Eagles match up well with the Giants... but New York has to pull one out eventually right? Let's just hope it's not this time, because this time is important.
Didinger: Eagles-Giants Scouting Report
In this week's Scouting Report, Ray Didinger says that since turning the ball over five times against the Eagles in their first meeting, the Giants have done a better job of protecting the ball.
Eagle Keys: Keys to the Eagles-Giants game | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/19/2010
Here are some key matchups that may determine Sunday's game.
Giants Vs. Eagles: What To Watch On Sunday - Big Blue View
Giants Vs. Eagles: What To Watch On Sunday
Eagles and Giants meet for first place in NFC East - WSJ.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The lives of Michael Vick and Eli Manning were on very different paths in December 2007.
Beast Prediction Saturday - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Mosley's pick: Eagles 27, Giants 24. I think it's going to be a great game. But the Eagles simply have too many weapons on offense for the Giants to contain. Young Jamar Chaney will establish himself with an early takeaway for the Eagles.
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