The Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) are coming off a close victory against the much-maligned Saint Louis Rams. The Eagles were up 34-7 in the fourth quarter before the Rams mounted a comeback that fell just short. The Eagles have offensively struggled in Chip Kelly’s second year as head coach. If the Eagles are to win this Sunday night they’ll need to get the up-tempo offense into gear.
The New York Giants (3-2) have won 3 straight games and defeated a very sound Atlanta Falcons squad 30-20 last Sunday. The Giants have found an offensive groove and Eli Manning’s has the Giants offense in mid-season form. If the Giants are to win this week they’ll need to keep playing error free football.
Eagles Vs Giants Week 6 Odds
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Giants +2.5 (+100)
Eagles -2.5 (-120)
Eagles: Philadelphia’s sputtering offense hasn’t slowed down the Chip Kelly winning machine. The Eagles have had to excel in other facets of the game, besides offense, due to LeSean McCoy’s struggles and Nick Foles’ second year regression. While the defense has played adequately, it’s been the play of special teams that’s been the difference maker. The Eagles have returned two block punts for scores and have five special teams’ touchdowns on the year. The special teams, however, cannot maintain this high level of offensive production. The main cause for the offense’s woes could be the injury-riddled offensive line. The Eagles’ injuries in the trenches have overwhelmed the offense and it’s safe to say it’s effecting both the ground and the passing attacks. If the Eagles are to win they’ll need to find a solution to their offensive-line issues. If the Eagles have to rely on the arm of Nick Foles, it could be a long afternoon for the birds.
Giants: New York is in the mists of a renaissance. While Tom Coughlin still relies heavy on a ground and pound, smash-mouth style of play, he’s implemented a new passing coordinator that has transformed his offense. Early in the season, Eli struggled to adapt to the pace of the offense and it showed. The Giants lost their first two games. They looked cellar-dweller bound. Then, Eli started to put it together. The short pass game of the Giants looks tailor-made for the younger Manning. The ball is leaving his hand so fast that the defense doesn’t have time to react. This fast release passing attack coupled with the power run has led the Giants to a winning record for the first time since 2012. If the Giants are going win at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday night, they’ll need to stick with the balanced approach.
The Eagles vs. the Giants will be a heavyweight match-up of two longtime rivals. Both teams seem headed in the right direction and whoever wins will have a tremendous advantage in the division race. The Giants will be without starting running back Rashad Jennings, however, his replacement, Andre Williams, has shown an impressive combination of power and speed that fits Coughlin’s style of play perfectly. Expect Williams to have a big day against the Eagles defensive front. Despite the Giants lack of success against the Eagles in recent years, something seems different about Eli Manning. Any game now, he could revert back to being an interception machine. Don’t count on it being this week. The Eagles’ defense and special teams can’t continue to carry this team. The Giants’ defensive front looks as good as it’s been since their last Super Bowl run. Without a strong offensive-line, expect Nick Foles to face a ton of pressure. The boo-birds will be out in force at Lincoln Financial Field when the road team pulls off the upset. Giants win.
New York Giants 38 Philadelphia Eagles 34
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