New York Giants (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 12, 2014, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -2.5 -- Over/Under: 50
The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles will play Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
The New York Giants have won three straight games and are using this game as a measuring stick to see where they truly are in the NFL pecking order. Eli Manning is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and five picks, and he’s thrown eight touchdowns and one interception in his last three games. The Giants have won eight of their last 11 games when Eli Manning does not thrown an interception. Eli will have to be sharper than ever in this matchup, as leading running back Rashad Jennings is expected to miss this game with a knee injury. Rookie Andre Williams will take over, and he’s scored in back-to-back games. Victor Cruz and Larry Donnell have combined for more than 500 receiving yards and five touchdowns. The Giants have 13 passing plays of 20 or more yards and those two guys have produced eight of those plays. Defensively, the New York Giants are allowing 22.2 points, 364 yards, and they’ve forced 10 turnovers and 10 sacks. Jacquian Williams leads the Giants with 39 tackles and Johnathan Hankins has 2.5 sacks.
The Philadelphia Eagles look to remain unbeaten at home and head into their bye week with a win. Despite completing just 59.1 percent of his passes, Nick Foles has thrown for nearly 1,400 yards, giving the Eagles one of the top passing offenses in the league. Foles does however have to clean up his mistakes, as he’s thrown three interceptions in his last two games. The Eagles are averaging just 3.8 yards per carry and LeSean McCoy has yet to rush for 100 or more yards. The Eagles offense is being carried by Jeremy Maclin and Zach Ertz, a duo that has produced close to 700 receiving yards, five touchdowns and 13 receptions of 20 or more yards. Defensively, the Philadelphia Eagles are allowing 26.4 points, 406.2 yards, and they’ve forced eight turnovers and 11 sacks. DeMeco Ryans leads the Eagles with 33 tackles and Connor Barwin has three sacks.
The Giants are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eagles are 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 6. The Giants are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Philadelphia, while the underdog is 14-4-1 ATS in their last 19 meetings.
I know the Giants have been playing well lately, but the Eagles are a step up in comp over teams like Houston, Washington and even Atlanta. The Eagles have too much firepower and it's going to force Eli to make some plays, which usually results in a few completions to the other team. This line is too tasty. Take the Eagles at home for what should be an easy victory.