Tue. Jan 19th, 2021


Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants (+3), o/u 44.5 – Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

Welcome to the NFC East, where every meeting from here on could have significant playoff implications only because everybody is bunched together in ineptitude, and finishing the season with a lofty record like, say, 7-9, seems out of reach for any of them. The Eagles are currently pacing the field, though, and a win would actually get them to .500. (Before you get too excited about their prospects of running away with the division crown, their upcoming schedule goes: at Cleveland, vs. Seattle, at Green Bay, vs. New Orleans, at Arizona, a stretch during which it’s not hard to imagine them going 0-5). Miles Sanders could return this week to solidify the backfield, and while Carson Wentz is still short a couple options in the passing game, Travis Fulgham‘s continued emergence has covered for the absences. The Giants are no pushovers — they’ve kept things close against legit playoff teams like the Bucs and Bears — but their only wins in 2020 have come against Washington, and Daniel Jones has turned the ball over 13 times in nine games (which, granted, is a slight improvement on the 23 turnovers in 13 games he committed last year). Their defense is solid, but their offense isn’t dangerous enough to keep giving away possessions — though you could say exactly the same thing about the Eagles.

The Skinny

PHI injuries: none

NYG injuries: RB Devonta Freeman (IR, ankle), WR Golden



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