Posted by Nolan Carroll

 

The Eagles have won five of their last six matchups against the New York Giants. In those five wins, Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning has thrown six touchdowns and six interceptions. The Eagles have averaged 157 rushing yards in those five games, rushing for over 100 yards in all of them, with over 200 yards in one.

The Eagles are going to need to once again both contain Manning and have a strong running game. Ryan Matthews and Darren Sproles have developed into a strong running back tandem, with Wendell Smallwood getting the occasional carry also. The Eagles’ defense has help opposing passers to a 57.3 completion percentage and are giving up 214 passing yards per game. They rank in the top five in the NFL in both categories.

The Eagles’ past five wins have come with Nick Foles or Sam Bradford at quarterback. Eagles’ rookie quarterback Carson Wentz will need to finish drives. The Giants rank 22nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game, but they rank sixth in passing touchdowns allowed.

The Eagles’ secondary needs to contain Giants’ wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. who ranks sixth among all NFL receivers with 630 receiving yards this season.

The game is being played at the Giants’ stadium. The Giants are 2-1 at home this season, and the Eagles are 1-3 on the road.

The Giants are coming off of their bye week, and the Eagles are coming off of an overtime loss against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

Both teams are 4-3 and the winner will gain sole possession of second place in the NFC East.