Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week’s game:
1. Eli’s Eagle woes: The Eagles held Eli Manning to 20 completions in 39 attempts and intercepted him twice in their 40-17, Week 8 win. In his last four games against the Eagles, the Giants quarterback has completed just 51.6 percent of his passes, averaged just 5.6 yards per attempt and thrown four touchdown passes and five interceptions.
2. Ground control: Who said Andy Reid doesn’t like to run the ball? In the last three games, the Eagles have had just nine fewer rushing attempts than passing attempts. Rushed for 180 yards in the first Giants game, including 157 by LeSean McCoy and Leonard Weaver. Giants have buttoned up their run defense since then, though, holding their last four opponents to 2.8 yards per carry.
3. Red-zone productivity: The Eagles have been settling for way too many David Akers field goals inside the 20. They are 23rd in the league in red-zone touchdown percentage, converting just 17 of 36 trips (47.2) into six points. In their last eight games, they’re 10-for-24 (41.7). But they’re going up against a team that is last in the league in red-zone defense (30-43, 69.8). So maybe there’s hope.