Can the New York Giants pull off an upset of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday? Here are your Big Blue View staff predictions.
At this point I don't know how we can pick the Giants to do anything but lose. They are beat up and missing most of their best players.
Perhaps with a regular week of practice we won't see quite as conservative a game plan as last week. But at this point, the scheme is the scheme, and the offense seems limited to one decent drive a game.
The most I'm hoping for is a good game without anyone getting hurt.
Final score: Eagles 27, Giants 13
In Week 3, the Eagles needed a broken play and a 61-yard field goal with time expiring to beat the Giants. There might not be a result during the 2017 season that looks stranger in retrospect. These teams have come a long way since that early season meeting and they’ve gone in completely opposite directions. Even with Nick Foles at quarterback, the Eagles have a deep and talented roster that’s playing so much better than the Giants right now.
The Philadelphia defense alone should be enough to give the Eagles the edge here. They’re third in defensive DVOA and they’re fourth in yards per drive, points per drive, and turnovers per drive. They’re also second in plays per drive going against the offense with the most three and outs per drive in the league. Touchdowns have a been a struggle for the Giants offense this season. First downs might be a struggle on Sunday.
Final score: Eagles 28, Giants 6
Nick Foles is at quarterback instead of Carson Wentz for the Eagles, but it shouldn’t matter. The Giants are still 2-11 and fielding a semi-pro team at this point. There is no reason to think the Giants can win, or even be truly competitive.
Final score: Eagles 27, Giants 10
Dan Pizzuta 9-4
Chris Pflum 7-6
Ed Valentine 3-10
Kevin Haswell and Mike Gallop have picked some games.