Friday, December 26, 2014

Eagles-Giants II: Predictions, key matchups

The Eagles head up the turnpike for a key NFC East showdown with the Giants on Sunday night.

Eagles-Giants II: Predictions, key matchups

The Eagles head up the turnpike for a key NFC East showdown with the Giants on Sunday night.

Les Bowen will have the action for you here on Eagletarian from the stadium, but we begin the day with our weekly predictions and matchups.

STAFF PICKS

Les Bowen: Eagles, 24-23 (More on Les' selection by clicking here)

Ed Barkowitz: Giants, 27-23

Bill Conlin: Eagles, 24-20

Paul Domowitch: Eagles, 30-17

Marcus Hayes: Giants, 24-20

Mike Kern: Eagles, 23-20

Vegas Vic: Eagles, 27-21 (More from Vegas Vic by clicking here)

Ralph Vacchiano, NY Daily News: Eagles, 27-24

DOMO'S KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles WRs DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin vs. Giants CBs Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas: Jackson and Maclin both had TD catches in first Giants game. Webster is having a down year and Thomas can't match Jackson and Maclin's speed or quickness. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

2. Eagles RDE Trent Cole vs. Giants LT David Diehl: Cole, who has a team-high 9 1/2 sacks, is playing the best football of his career. Diehl's run-blocking hasn't been up to snuff. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

3. Eagles CBs Asante Samuel, Sheldon Brown and Joselio Hanson vs. Giants WR Steve Smith: Samuel and Brown have combined for 12 interceptions. Smith, who is fourth in the league with 78 receptions, will line up both inside and outside. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES
 

To read Domo's full Scouting Report, click here.

TUCK INURY

The Giants added defensive end Justin Tuck to their injury report on Saturday after he reported to the team that he had a stiff neck. He is listed as porbable and expected to play.

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