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Who's picking the Eagles?

Below is a roundup of who the experts are picking in tonight's Eagles-Giants matchup.

Who's picking the Eagles?

Below is a roundup of who the experts are picking in tonight's Eagles-Giants matchup.

And at the very bottom is a YouTube video, which reader Kevin requested I include. If this doesn't get you pumped for tonight, nothing will. One of the great moments in the many years of Eagles-Giants.

And don't forget, we'll be live chatting the game at around 8:15.

The picks:

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Les Bowen of the Daily News goes with the Eagles, 24-23.

Paul Domowitch of the Daily News has the Birds winning, 30-17.

Ashley Fox and John Gonzalez of the Inquirer predict Eagles victories, but Bob Ford has the Giants.

SI.com's Peter King has the Eagles, 24-20:

I hesitate slightly, because the Giants' run-defense rallied last week against Dallas, if that run defense is as good this week, New York will win. But I'm not buying that the D is permanently fixed -- yet. On the pro side for Philly: The Giants have struggled with the Eagles' new speed, and DeSean Jackson could return Sunday night from a concussion. Eli Manning looked awful last week; his mechanics might be thrown off because of injuries to both feet. And the Eagles are on the right side of the seesaw in this ever-changing series, winning three in a row by a combined 83-42.

Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com predicts a Giants victory, 23-17:

The last time the Eagles traveled to Giants Stadium, Philadelphia upset top-seeded New York in the second round of the 2008 playoffs. Donovan McNabb has won 10 of 14 starts against the Giants and is coming off a Week 8 outing against New York in which he threw for three touchdowns in a 40-17 win. But that Giants Stadium crowd should be something else on Sunday night. The swirling winds only help Brandon Jacobs' downhill running game and the suddenly rejuvenated Giants D. Justin Tuck was giving Domenik Hixon a piggy-back ride along the sideline after his punt return for a score last weekend. Look for Tuck to carry the G-men on his back to a much-needed victory on Sunday.

Accuscore has the Giants, 24.7 to 23.8.

Four of six FoxSports.com experts go with the Eagles.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com says Eagles 30, Giants 20:

This game has huge playoff implications. The Giants have to have it to have a chance to win the NFC East. They played better last week against Dallas, but the Eagles seem to be riding high. I like the matchup of the Eagles passing game against the Giants secondary. Look for DeSean Jackson to have a huge day catching passes.

Pro Football Talk predicts Eagles 28, Giants 20.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post predicts a 30-20 Eagles victory:

A huge NFC East game at the Meadowlands to cap off the Sunday action. Last week, the Giants were able to find a way to create explosive plays—something that had been missing in this offense since September. Can they do it again vs. the Eagles’ pressure scheme? I think they can, but don’t expect them to contain McNabb and the Eagles on offense. Too many weapons for Philly against a Giants secondary that will give up big plays and fold in the red zone. I am going with the Eagles as they take control of the NFC East.

ESPN.com's Bill Simmons likes the Giants in a pick 'em.

Seven of eight ESPN.com experts go with the Birds.

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