by David Joaqui,
After a rout of the Carolina Panthers the New York Giants (2-1) look to extend their win streak to three, while the Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) try to rebound after a blow out loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
The Giants offense is looking great on the field, even without Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks, and David Diel. Ramses Barden and Antonio Brown both looked sharp in their debut in the starting line-up against Carolina. Brown rushing for a career high 113 yards and two touchdowns, and Barden with a career day as well with nine receptions and 138 yards. Eli continued looking smooth and picked apart the Panthers secondary going 27 of 35 passes for 288 yards and a touchdown.
Their opponent this week was all but competitive against the Cardinals. Michael Vick and the Eagles got annihilated by the Arizona defense. The Cardinals forced the Eagles into three turnovers (all fumbles), two by Vick, including a 93 yard fumble returned for a touchdown to end the half. The only bright side to this game was Michael Vick didn’t throw an interception the whole game. He entered last Sunday’s game with six interceptions in two weeks.
The key for a New York Giants victory is to capitalize from the Eagles turnovers and get to Michael Vick. The Eagles led the league with 12 turnovers, more than half coming from Vick alone. Sacking Vick and chasing him out of the pocket might cause some key turnovers and lead to a win for the G-Men.
The key for a Philadelphia Eagles victory is to force Eli into turnovers. The last two times these two teams met Victor Cruz was salsa-ing all over the end zone. Preventing Eli, who is leading the league with 1,011 passing yards, from throwing touchdowns into interceptions should give this Eagles team the win.
Prediction: New York Giants 28 Philadelphia Eagles 20
Last Meeting: New York Giants 10 Philadelphia Eagles 17
All Time Record: New York Giants lead 82-74-2