Giants vs. Eagles, what to watch for on Sunday

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Here are a few things to watch for in Sunday night's NFC East tilt between your New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles.

[Related: Eagles scouting report]

1. Michael Vick -- We know all about the controversy surrounding coach Andy Reid's remarks about the Eagles' sturggling quarterback. What we don't know is how Vick will react on the field, or how the Eagles' faithful at Lincoln Financial Field will handle the drama. If Vick turns the ball over a couple of times or struggles early, the folks at The Linc could turn on him. Wouldn't that be fun?

2. Giants' running game -- Andre Brown has been magnificent the last two weeks, helping the Giants find a running game the likes of which they haven't seen since 2010. The dynamic changes this week, however, when starter Ahmad Bradshaw returns from a neck injury. Theoretically, that should be a good thing. But, will it? It will be interesting to see how the workload gets divvied up and whether or not Bradshaw can continue what Brown started. They have drastically different styles, and you wonder if Brown's decisive, straight-ahead style has really been part of what has jump-started the running game.

3. Giants' secondary -- The list of walking wounded is looooong. Antrel Rolle, Corey Webster, Jayron Hosley and Michael coe all have some type of ailment. Amazingly, Prince Amukamara might be the healthiest corner on the roster. The Eagles still live for the big play with Vick, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Co. Dealing with that will be a challenge for a ganged-up group.

4. Justin Tuck -- After three games we are still waiting for the Justin Tuck of old to appear, instead of this old Justin Tuck we have been watching. Tuck has a -3.4 grades from Pro Football Focus overall, and -5.7 in the pass rush department. That seems right because Tuck hasn't sniffed a quarterback yet. He has no sacks, no hits and not hurries.

5. Trent Cole and Jason Babin vs. Will Beatty and Sean Locklear -- The Giants' offensive tackles played exceptionally well against the Carolina Panthers in a game that showcased the best work by a Giants' offensive line that we have seen in some time. Beatty, matched up with Cole, and Locklear, matched up with Babin, have their hands full Sunday night.

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