Week 7 in the NFL gets underway on Thursday as the Giants head to Philly to face the Eagles. Both of these teams have struggled, each winning just one game as part of a horrid NFC East. The good news is that both teams are still just a game back from Dallas for 1st in the division, and one will (likely) get a win this week.
The Giants held off Washington last week after a failed two-point conversion after a late touchdown. The win pushed New York to to 1-5, ending a five game losing streak. As stated, even with that atrocious record, the Giants are just one game out of first place. In most divisions, they would already be confined to last place.
Philadelphia on the other hand has had no luck whatsoever. They lost to that Washington squad in week one, and the Eagles’ only victory came against the banged-up 49ers. Philadelphia has dealt with injuries at every single position besides QB, making life especially hard for Carson Wentz.
The Eagles will be without Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders on Thursday Night, among a slew of others. Those are two crucial components to the Philadelphia offense.
Despite the injuries, the Eagles are still 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at a meager 44 points.
Giants Look to Make It Two in a Row
Daniel Jones could give the G-Men an actual winning streak with a victory over a banged-up division foe. Life hasn’t been easy on the field for the second-year QB, but Jones has had his moments. He had to throw the ball just 19 times last week, a number that should be much higher on Thursday.
After failing to score more than 16 points in any of their first four games, the Giants have averaged 27 over the last two weeks. They narrowly lost to the Cowboys, a good sign given that the teams will meet again in week 17. Jones has just three passing TD’s though, and actually leads the team in rushing yards.
Aside from Darius Slayton (406 yards), no player has more than 200 yards from scrimmage either rushing or receiving (save for Jones). They have work to do.
Philly Looks for Critical Win
Even with a 1-4-1 record, the Eagles are right in the thick of the NFC East race, as the first-place Cowboys sit at 2-4. It has been a disaster, but the rest of the division allows Philadelphia to stay in contention.
With Sanders out, the Eagles will be giving the football to Boston Scott and Corey Clement, who have been struggling with their limited touches this season. They do expect to get DeSean Jackson back in the lineup, giving them a speedster on the outside.
After Philadelphia’s comeback effort against Baltimore fell just short, this is a hopeful bounce-back game. If the defense can get pressure on Jones, the young QB gets rattled and will turn the ball over.
Giants Pull Off Surprising Win
In a sloppy Thursday night game, we’ll see the Giants knock off the Eagles. It will be close until the end.
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