The Philadelphia Eagles, for the first time this season, have a winning streak and so do I with my NFL picks, once again correctly hitting the side and the total for the Birds impressive 40-29 win over the Saints. Jalen Hurts paved the way with a historic performance, becoming the first Birds QB ever to rush for 3 TDs in a game.
Now the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) go on the road to the Meadowlands to square off against the New York Giants (3-7), who are coming off another prime time loss to the Bucs. Right now, the Eagles are favored by 3.5 points and the total is 46, according to the latest odds at WynnBET. The New York Giants will be desperate for a win at home and searching for answers after firing offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
Key Defensive Matchup
Unfortunately for the Eagles, one of their young, athletic LBs, Davion Taylor, had knee surgery and will be out for this game. The front seven will need to step up and take advantage of the mismatch against the Giants’ OL. If you watched the Monday Night Game, you’d notice that Daniel Jones is not confident in the pocket and isn’t handling the pressure well. Get to Jones and the Giants offense falls apart.
Key Offensive Matchup
CB James Bradberry is one of the rare bright spots for the New York Giants defense and he could be used to slow down the Eagles star rookie WR DeVonta Smith. They will need to continue to get production from Dallas Goedert in the passing game and would benefit from a second WR like Quez Watkins emerging. The biggest key of course is to continue their domination with the run game. Jordan Howard is out, but Miles Sanders is back and needs to carry the momentum Howard started while also not putting the ball on the ground.
The Eagles have owned the Giants for the past decade, going 22-4 straight up against the G-Men in the last 26 games and it’s tough to see things being different this Sunday. The Eagles OL is playing like the best in the NFL right now. Combine that with the turnovers the defense has been consistently forcing and this will be a tough game for the Giants to stick around. The Giants get a late score to make it somewhat respectable, but I like the Birds to cover, plus the over. Eagles win, 34-24.
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