NFC East rivals will take center stage Sunday afternoon as the Philadelphia Eagles (11-1) take on the New York Giants (7-4-1). The Giants will host this one at Metlife Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 pm ET.
Having won three straight, the Eagles have been rolling as of late, including a 35-10 win over the Tennessee Titans last week. In the win, Jalen Hurts threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown in the win.
The Giants walked away with a tie last week as even overtime couldn’t produce a winner in a 20-20 tie against the Washington Commanders. Daniel Jones threw for 200 yards and a touchdown. He also led all rushers with 71 yards on 12 carries.
The Eagles are heavy favorites in this one despite playing on the road. They are -330 to win, while the Giants’ moneyline is +265. The spread features New York +7 (-106), and the over/under for total points is 44.5.
Eagles Look To Keep Rolling
Aside from a 32-21 misstep to the Commanders back on November 14, the Eagles have been absolutely perfect this season. They will look to continue their domination in the NFC East by taking the first of two games against the Giants this season (the other will come in the final week of the season).
Philadelphia’s high-flying offense currently ranks second in the league in scoring, averaging 28.2 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 25.6 points this season.
Leading the offense under center is quarterback Jalen Hurts. This season, he has thrown for 2,940 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just three interceptions. Hurts has also rushed for 609 yards and another nine scores.
Hurts’ favorite target is wide receiver A.J. Brown. After a monster game last week against his former team, he now has 96 receptions for 950 yards and nine touchdowns on the season.
Defensively, the Eagles rank seventh, allowing opponents 18.8 points per game.
Giants Look To Get Back In Win Column
The last time that the Giants won a game was almost a month ago, when they beat the lowly Texans 24-16 at home on November 13. Since then, they have gone 0-2-1, averaging just under 20 points per game.
On the season, the offense ranks 21st in the league, averaging 20.4 points per game. Daniel Jones will have to step it up if the Giants have any hope of keeping up with Philadelphia.
Jones has thrown for 2,365 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions in 12 games. On the ground, he has rushed 91 times for 522 yards and another four scores.
The biggest workhorse on the ground has been Saquon Barkley. The superstar running back has rushed 242 times for 1,055 yards and eight touchdowns. Barkely also has 40 receptions for 241 yards and another couple scores.
Defensively, New York ranks 12th, allowing 21 points per game.
Take Eagles To Win And Cover
Looking at the trends, the Eagles are not only 11-1 this season, but they are 9-2 in their last 11 games against the Giants. Furthermore, they are 5-0 in their last five road games and 6-1 in their last seven against NFC teams.
For the Giants, they are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games, and they are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. Still, against NFC East teams, they are just 0-5-1 in their last six games.
If the run game gets going for New York, and they can keep the Eagles’ offense off the field, they have a chance of keeping this one close. The Eagles’ defense is no slouch, though, as they have one of the top units in the league.
While this one might be close throughout the first half, expect the Eagles to pull away in the second half. Take Philadelphia to both win and to cover the 7-point spread (-114) in this one.