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Giants at Eagles: Giants open as 5.5-point underdogs

The Giants are once again underdogs as they enter Week 7

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The New York Giants don’t have much time to savor their first win of the 2020 season — or any time, really. Thanks to their annual appearance on Thursday Night Football, the Giants have to turn the page almost immediately to their Week 7 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Once again the Giants (1-5) are opening the week as underdogs, this time listed as 5.5-point underdogs on the road to the Eagles (1-4-1), with an over/under of 45 points, per DraftKings.com.

The Giants ascended to third in the NFC East with their win over the Washington Football Team, and currently sit just half a game behind the Eagles following their Week 3 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Dallas Cowboys currently sit atop the division (such as it is), with a 2-3 record pending their Monday Night Football matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cowboys are currently 1-point favorites at home as Arizona deals with the loss of star EDGE Chandler Jones.

No team that starts the season on a 5-game losing streak should have a shot at the division title. However, that’s just the position the Giants are in, thanks to a division filled with bad teams all of whom face difficult schedules. The Giants have a bad history at the Lincoln Financial Center, and a short turnaround favors the veteran Eagles with a veteran head coach. But a win Thursday would put the Giants in second place in the division.