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Who's picking the Eagles?

Be sure to check back tonight for our Eagles-Giants game chat. I'll be signing on at 7:45 p.m. to host. And now on to our weekly look at who's picking the Eagles... Paul Domowitch of the Daily News likes the Giants, 16-12. Les Bowen of the Daily News picks the Giants also, 16-15. SI.com's Peter King goes with the Giants, 20-13: You mean the Eagles are favored in this game? Like the Jints are somehow diminished on the road, or cowed by playing at the big, bad Linc? They've won 13 of the past 14 on the road. I say they make it 14 of 15, because Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward will put a 143-yard combo platter on the JimJohnsons. CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco picks the Eagles, 24-20: This should be a physical war. These two hate each other. The Giants are the better team, but the Eagles are at home. I look for Jim Johnson's defense to get after Eli Manning and cause a lot of problems, maybe a turnover or two. The Eagles need it more. They get it. Of five CBSSports.com experts, Prisco is the only one who likes the Eagles to cover a 2.5-point spread. CBSSports.com's Harmon Forecast goes with the Giants, 21-20: Giants QB Eli Manning faces an Eagles defense that gave up a game-opening 90-yard touchdown pass to Koren Robinson, but held Seneca Wallace to 2.8 yards per attempt the rest of the game. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb faces a Giants defense that held Brad Johnson to 71 passing yards and Brooks Bollinger to 63. Four of five members on ESPN's Sunday Countdown pick the Giants. Chris Mortensen is the only one who likes the Eagles. Five of eight ESPN experts pick the Eagles. Four of six FoxSports.com experts like the Giants. All three Yahoo Sports experts pick the Giants. Five of eight USA Today experts like the Eagles.

Who's picking the Eagles?

Be sure to check back tonight for our Eagles-Giants game chat. I'll be signing on at 7:45 p.m. to host.

And now on to our weekly look at who's picking the Eagles...

Paul Domowitch of the Daily News likes the Giants, 16-12.

Les Bowen of the Daily News picks the Giants also, 16-15.

SI.com's Peter King goes with the Giants, 20-13:

You mean the Eagles are favored in this game? Like the Jints are somehow diminished on the road, or cowed by playing at the big, bad Linc? They've won 13 of the past 14 on the road. I say they make it 14 of 15, because Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward will put a 143-yard combo platter on the JimJohnsons.

CBSSports.com's
Pete Prisco picks the Eagles, 24-20:

This should be a physical war. These two hate each other. The Giants are the better team, but the Eagles are at home. I look for Jim Johnson's defense to get after Eli Manning and cause a lot of problems, maybe a turnover or two. The Eagles need it more. They get it.

Of five CBSSports.com experts, Prisco is the only one who likes the Eagles to cover a 2.5-point spread.

CBSSports.com's Harmon Forecast goes with the Giants, 21-20:

Giants QB Eli Manning faces an Eagles defense that gave up a game-opening 90-yard touchdown pass to Koren Robinson, but held Seneca Wallace to 2.8 yards per attempt the rest of the game. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb faces a Giants defense that held Brad Johnson to 71 passing yards and Brooks Bollinger to 63.

Four of five members on ESPN's Sunday Countdown pick the Giants. Chris Mortensen is the only one who likes the Eagles.

Five of eight ESPN experts pick the Eagles.

Four of six FoxSports.com experts like the Giants.

All three Yahoo Sports experts pick the Giants.

Five of eight USA Today experts like the Eagles.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
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