November 06, 2016
In a game that head coach Doug Pederson described as a "must win," the Philadelphia Eagles head up to Metlife Stadium in the great state of New Jersey to take on the New York Giants.
Four Eagles players appear on the injury report this week, all of whom will not play today, most notably Bennie Logan, who is arguably the Eagles' best run stopper. Against the Cowboys last week, Logan's absence was more relevant, as the Cowboys have the best rushing attack in the NFL. The Giants, on the other hand, not so much. You can find the updated injury report here.
The Giants' passing attack can be dangerous at times, as they employ Odell Beckham Jr., who is considered by most to be a top-five receiver in the NFL. The Giants' running game, however, has been brutally bad. Defensively, the Giants struggle to stay off the field, as they have the worst time of possession in the NFL. Here are our five matchups to watch.
After a couple of weeks in which the PhillyVoice staff of writers had dissension with our picks, we are uniform this week in picking the Eagles to win this game. Here are the reasons why each of see the Eagles improving to 5-3 today.
For quick reference, the NFC East standings heading into Week 9:
As for the other games on the slate this week:
Early afternoon games:
Late afternoon games:
Sunday Night Football:
Monday Night Football:
The obvious other game of importance to the Eagles would be the Cowboys at the Browns. While I picked the Cowboys to win and cover in my Week 9 NFL picks, don't be surprised if the Cowboys drop this one. As a reminder, if not for very favorable calls earlier this season, they probably would have lost to the garbage 49ers.
And then, of course, there's Sleevie Wonder and the Minnesota Vikings, who are worth keeping an eye on to see if their downward slide continues, as the Eagles hold their first round pick. The Redskins, meanwhile, have the week off.
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