Eli Manning and the Giants head to the City of Brotherly Love to play the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday night. Which NFC East power will take home the win?
The NFL odds couldn’t be any closer for this matchup, with the Eagles favored by just one points at a majority of sportsbooks.
New York has an excellent shot at winning this game and moving their record to 3-1 though. And that mainly has to do with the play of Eli Manning.
Manning has orchestrated a passing attack that’s ranked second in the league at 325.7 yards per game. Despite a mediocre running game (100.3 YPG), Manning’s play has allowed the Giants to have the third-best team offense in the NFL.
We knew Manning had taken a step up last season, but it’s still amazing to see what he’s doing on a weekly basis. He already had 1,011 passing yards and five touchdown passes through three games.
Life’s a lot easier for a quarterback out on the football field when you’ve got two stud wideouts in Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks to rely on. The pair have accounted for over 500 yards of receiving already, to go along with two touchdown scores.
And, though the running game hasn’t been as prolific as Manning and company, Andre Brown’s emergence has given New York a nice one-two punch. Ahmad Bradshaw is set to return to the starting lineup this weekend, but coaches have already made it clear that Brown has earned himself a bigger role going forward.
These offensive guys will be the key up against the inconsistent Eagles on Sunday. Lincoln Financial Field will be rocking, but the Giants seem to be at their best when the odds, as well as the crowd, are against them.