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Game 11 preview
Sunday Nov 25, 1:00 PM - Giants at Eagles

Giants (3-7) vs Eagles (4-6)
Last Sunday the Eagles scored only one touchdown in New Orleans. The Saints didn't hold back and in the end, the defending Super Bowl champs were blown away, taking a 48-7 loss to the Saints.
Earlier that day, the Giants treated their hometown crowd to a win, playing against Tampa Bay at MetLife stadium. They scored their highest points of the season with a 38-35 victory over the Buccaneers.
Giants - Buccaneers Wrap-Up

Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles started off this season with a lot of confidence coming off their first ever Super Bowl win. They had finished at 13-3 after the regular season last year, and went on to win in their next three playoff games, which included their Super Bowl victory. They won their first game of this season at home against the Atlanta Falcons with Nick Foles starting. After a loss in Tampa Bay, Carson Wentz guided them to a second win at home against the Colts.
The Eagles couldn't keep it going, and were off to a 2-3 start when they played the Giants in their first divisional game of the season. The Eagles won that matchup, but were unable to build on it losing three out of the next four games. Over the course of this season, aside from easing quarterback Carson Wentz back from the ACL injury that sidelined him last year, the Eagles have been hit with more than their share of injuries to a number of players on both sides of the ball.

Philadelphia Eagles Offense
Carson Wentz has kept the passing game on track about as well as last year. Last week wasn't his best effort, throwing for no touchdowns and three interceptions. Going into that game he had 15 touchdowns, and just 3 interceptions. Tight end Zach Ertz is Wentz's favorite target by a wide margin over all the other receivers. Last week the New Orleans Saints knew what they had to do, and they covered him well. Wentz was only able to throw to him three times, and Ertz had only two catches for 15 yards. Nelson Agholor is the second leading receiver, and just behind him is Alshon Jeffery. They picked up Golden Tate from Detroit for a third round draft pick, and have been trying to work him into the system. So far in two games Tate has seven catches for 67 yards.
The Eagles running game has dropped from 3rd in the NFL last year to 25th. Starter Jay Ajayi was placed on injured reserve just before the Eagles first game with the Giants. Having let LeGarrette Blount walk in free agency and losing Ajayi, they have gone from averaging 132 yards a game to 98. Darren Sproles has been dealing with a hamstring injury all year, and will miss this game. Josh Adams has broken some long runs for them over the last few games. His 28 yard run for a touchdown gave the Eagles the only points they scored in last weeks game.

Philadelphia Eagles Defense
Tackle Fletcher Cox and defensive end Michael Bennett head a group that knows how to bring a strong pass rush. They and the other defensive linemen are going to have to deal with Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, and Sterling Shepard. Yes, those same players were also there for the Giants the last time, but the difference is that the Eagles defense will be up against an improved offensive line. Also in that first game, the Giants were missing tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison. Aside from Engram's ability to catch a ball, his blocking skills were sorely missed.
Cox could get some additional help with Tim Jernigan playing for the first time this year. The second year tackle has talent, but due to his injury and subsequent surgery, he hasn't yet been tested on the field. The Eagles are hitting the Giants at a time where Eli Manning has been afforded some extra protection and is making good use of it. The Eagles strength is up front, and they are going to need that group to produce, as the Eagles secondary has taken a real big hit due to injuries. They will also be missing middle linebacker Jordan Hicks.

Giants Offense
Working behind a so-so offensive line in his first meeting with the Eagles, Barkley had to do it all mostly on his own. Even with that, he gained 130 yards on just 13 carries. The Eagles run protection has dropped from being first in the NFL last year to 12th, and Barkley seems to be honing his skills from game to game. The Giants offensive line has played its best in the last two games, and the effects are showing. Odell Beckham Jr. has had three touchdowns over that time, where he had just two over the past eight games this season. Beckham also recorded his longest yards per catch in those games.
Give Eli Manning an extra dose of protection and things will happen. Although Manning did take four sacks, his average of 12.8 yards a completion was his highest of the year. It was also impressive that he completed 17 of his 18 passes to nine different receivers. Bear in mind all this was against a defense that's ranked last in points allowed, and near last in yards given up. The Eagles defense is much better than that. Nate Solder will have to watch out for Michael Bennett, who leads the Eagles in sacks, and last time against the Giants, Bennett had one sack, a forced fumble, two quarterback hits, and six tackles.

Giants Defense
While enjoying the fact that the defense came up with four turnovers last week against Tampa Bay, it can't be ignored that the level of play slipped quite a bit as the game neared the end. They also gave up a lot of yards and points to the Buccaneers. Carson Wentz is a much more consistent quarterback than the two that Tampa Bay shuffles in and out from game to game. Quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston both ran the ball on the Giants a few times last week, and scored one touchdown. Wentz has been careful running this season, but is capable of that as well.
Judging from last week's game, a big key to keeping Wentz off balance is to have good coverage on his top receiver, tight end
Zach Ertz. Then again, maybe that's something that only the New Orleans Saints can do. It would be just the Giants luck that they would be successful at that, and Wentz goes on to find he has a great connection with Golden Tate, who has been struggling trying to be a good fit for his team.

The last time these teams faced off, the Giants were 1-4, and the Eagles 2-3. Things aren't much better today, with each team having gone on to win two more games and drop three. Unfortunately for the Giants, one of those losses was to the Eagles, or the records would have been swapped, with the Giants at 4-6 instead of 3-7.
If you look at the results for both teams last week, the Giants have the momentum to right the ship, and to even things out with a win, which would give each of them 4-7 records. That's not the best for any team at this time of the season, but with the Redskins and Cowboys at 6-5, things are still within reach. I look for the Giants to improve on what they've been doing, and stretch their win streak to three games.

NFC East Games
Thursday at 4:30pm Redskins (6-4) at Cowboys (5-5). | Results Cowboys 31 - Redskins 23.
Sunday at 1:00pm Giants (3-7) at Eagles (4-6).
The Cowboys and Eagles are the NFC East teams favored to win in these games.

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