NFL Preview: Eagles Will Soar Against Giants

Al Dannity | Updated Oct 04, 2017

The New York Giants badly need to beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday but Al Dannity doesn’t like their chances.

Tough game for Big Blue after a weird week Last week’s repeated changes to the Giants’ game with Minnesota ended up being only a minor inconvenience in the end. The game was only moved by a single day and while switching the venue to Detroit changed the Giants’ travel plans, it also proved a less intimidating venue as they rolled to a comfortable victory. This week should see them face a much tougher test, albeit in more familiar environs.

Philadelphia’s Michael Vick gave up two picks last week against the Cowboys but played an otherwise efficient game, going 16 of 26 for 270 yards and 2 touchdowns. He will need a better touchdown to interception ratio against Big Blue but once again his key priority should be on playing a tight game. The Giants’ front seven will prevent Vick from making too much on the ground but a solid passing performance should be enough to give the Eagles the edge. That said, it would be nice to see him take at least one sack if it means we get to see Barry Cofield do his sack dance. Eli Manning had some shaky moments against the Vikings on Monday and will need to play a more refined game on Sunday. I expect this game to be decided by a single score but the momentum is with the Eagles. Bet on Philadelphia as +3.0 underdogs with Sports Interaction.

Battle of the also-rans Washington’s opening-day victory was a sign of things to come for both the Redskins and the Cowboys. While the Redskins were victorious in that outing, the game also demonstrated how dreadful their offense would be in 2010 as they managed just 250 yards of offense. Dallas would, of course, go on to an abysmal start which cost Wade Phillips his job.

While the Redskins have stumbled along at the same pace all year long, Dallas have rebounded well under Jason Garrett. A 3-2 record as interim head coach may not be earth-shattering but he finally has the Cowboys playing like a team that wants to win games. NFL betting fans know that Washington bear all the hallmarks of a team playing out the stretch and even a divisional rivalry will do little to rally the troops. I like the Cowboys to play a game built around their running backs, even the one who goes looking for other players’ autographs, and limit Jon Kitna to a game manager role en route to an easy win. Bet on the Dallas Cowboys as -6.0 favorites with Sports Interaction.